R's comments are in blue.
This child can be neat. Really, she can. Here is the inside of her desk...
|I really am an organized person...|
But open her closet and you might think about running for your life. She has a problem with clothes. She has too many!
So first we pulled them all out and put them into neat piles on the bed. (They really are neat, you just can't tell.)
|I also have a lot of scarves. We worked on that too.|
See how clean the closet is? Then we tried on, threw away, put in stacks for Goodwill, put wrong season stuff away and started over! We also had a discussion about less is more, the value of saving money and on and on.
It's much easier to choose outfits now that I have less stuff. I don't stand at my closet every morning staring at my clothes, wondering what to wear. Less stuff, less decisions.
The final result-
|see? isn't that lovely? and I've kept it clean since we cleaned it out.|
I really am organized.
Happy mom, happy teen!