Make Tidying Up Fun
In most episodes, even those that don't feature parents, the clients say that they wish they learned how to be more organized earlier — that they got to adulthood without some of these basic skills. I for one don't want my kids, once grown, to have the same regret. As an organizer by nature, I tend to do most of the tidying for them, but now I'm committed to teaching them the ropes — starting now. And Marie agrees that it's possible to pass on lessons at even the earliest ages. Her 2-year-old already puts her toys away: "She just watches me have so much fun tidying all the time, so she just learned from me to love it, too."