5 steps to living minimally with kids
FIND BALANCE BETWEEN CALM AND CLUTTERED WITH CAROLINE’S TIPS
Either get kids involved if they like to organise, or do it when they aren’t around if they are likely to decide that they don’t want to get rid of anything. Do this on a regular basis – that goes for your own possessions too!
INCORPORATE STYLISH STORAGE
You don’t always need to opt for ‘kid-friendly’ furniture. Beautiful seagrass baskets, wooden crates, fabric bags, a cupboard and simple shelving will hide away garish toys but still make them accessible for little hands.
ROTATE TOYS AND GAMES
Keep only a small selection of toys out and put others in a cupboard or loft. Not only does this minimise clutter, but it keeps their play more focussed. And when you rotate, those items will seem like new!
EMBRACE CHILDLIKE DÉCOR
It’s important to allow children to have a ‘place’ in your family home, so add some playful elements to your space. There are some gorgeous illustrative artwork and fun textiles around.
UPHOLD STRONG VALUES
Promoting ideas of respecting their belongings and enjoying their environment will go a long way to ensuring your children understand how to appreciate what they’ve got, rather than what they haven’t.