Help your kids learn to declutter their own stuff in ways they'll actually enjoy.
Do you want your kids to be okay with letting go of stuff they don't use?
Does it sometimes feel like your only options are nagging them or decluttering behind their backs?
Do you want more control over the gifts, papers, and random crap constantly flowing into your home?
Do you want your kids to look back and remember you as peaceful and present instead of overwhelmed and stressed?
Uncluttered Kids is a collaboration with Amy Tirpak, a clinical social worker with a focus in play therapy with children.
The course combines my expertise in practical minimalism for moms with Amy's psychotherapy background to bring minimalism to your family in a positive, life-giving way.
You've got to work through things like any emotional attachment you have to your kids' stuff and getting hung up on how much money was spent on things that aren't used anymore. If you're feeling emotional or unsure about decluttering, your kids will pick up on it.
Customize Your Approach
Kids have different personalities, and there's not a single approach that will work with all of them. We'll help you to reflect on your unique kids and identify their personality traits and what motivates them, and then give you easy, practical approaches that are the most likely to be effective for your kids.
When you're ready to start taking action, it's easy to feel lost without guidance and support. We tell you exactly what to do with all of the kid clutter - toys, clothes, art projects, craft supplies, books, school paperwork, and more.
After you've let go of the excess, you want to move forward, not backward. But having kids means that stuff WILL continue to flow in. They outgrow clothes, toys, and interests fairly quickly. We'll help you set up maintenance purges, establish boundaries with generous family members, process incoming paperwork with ease, and store and organize what you've kept in ways that support your family.
More than 40 audio & video lessons
Photos of how we store & organize our kids' toys
talking points & scripts that give you the wording to use
list of kids books & shows about decluttering to help little ones
exactly what to say to set boundaries with over-giving relatives
Step-by-step instructions for different approaches to decluttering (that kids will understand & enjoy!)
lists of non-clutter gift ideas for stocking stuffers, Easter baskets, etc.
tips for kids with developmental disorders, childhood trauma, or unique medical needs
kids who want to keep everything
when kids push back
constant giving from loved ones
when kids feel frustrated or stressed
Studies show that kids learn best from other kids, so let my daughter teach your kids all about how to let go of the toys they no longer need, sort through artwork, and embrace a simpler space!
A child development expert, Claire Lerner, said "Giving children too many toys, or toys of the wrong types, can actually be doing them harm."
This guide is full of toys that promote imaginative and constructive play and is basically a gift registry from birth to preteen years.
This guide breaks down all of the different ways to organize toys so you can choose what will work best for your family. And yes, it includes Legos!
The way we understand and communicate with our kids is the foundation for everything.
Uncluttered Kids is a program that teaches you how to teach your kids. You'll learn how to recognize their unique personality traits and motivators, see things from their perspective, and communicate in ways that help them "get it".
You can apply this to anything - not just clutter!
Q: What ages is this program for?
A: Most of the course content will be applicable if your kids are between the age of 2 and 12ish. There a lot of lessons that will apply whether you're pregnant with your first child or your kids are all teenagers now, but the practical approaches and examples are mostly for toddlers through preteens.
Q: I'm already enrolled in Your Uncluttered Home. How is this different?
A: Your Uncluttered Home walks you through decluttering your stuff. There are a few kid-related lessons in YUH on how to declutter toys, clothes, and art supplies, but it does not go in-depth into all of the layers of helping your kids understand and get involved in the process.
I've pulled in Amy Tirpak, who has years of psychotherapy experience with children and families, to create this program. It not only goes into more detail of HOW to clear the kid clutter, it will help you acknowledge and work through any internal mindset issues related to your kids' stuff, understand your kids better, communicate with them in positive, effective ways, and prepare you to move forward maintaining your progress.
Q: How is this different than what's available on your podcast or in your book?
A: First, know that I'm not about wasting time, so I wouldn't have worked for so long to create this course and be charging an enrollment fee if it was the same content that's available for free or in a $20 book.
Second, Uncluttered Kids includes insight and teaching from Amy Tirpak, a psychotherapist with children. She'll help you understand your kids better and coach you on how to apply the lessons in ways that will work for your specific kids. One therapy session with her alone would cost about the same as this entire program that you get lifetime access to.
I've talked about the benefit in decluttering your kids' toys and clothes in blog posts, on my podcast, The Purpose Show, and in my book, Declutter Like A Mother. But if you want the customized approaches, detailed instructions about exactly HOW to do it, what to say, guidance for questions and hurdles that will come up, and extra resources to equip you for success - that's only found in the course.