Ep 323: Playrooms & Kid Spaces with Janelle Azar
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Today we are talking about one of my favorite things-Kid Spaces and Playrooms. I’m super passionate about this topic because it involves teaching young ones the foundational skills that are necessary for living a balanced and organized life.
Joining me today is Janelle Azar. our SBO partner in the Detroit Metro Area. She is the founder of A Meaningful Space (some of you might remember her from episode 255 when we talked about Travel Tips), but today we are diving into the world of toys, books, games, and how to keep playrooms and kid spaces organized.
During our conversation we talked about:
- When to begin getting the kids involved in clean up and donations (it’s earlier than you think)
- How much is too much?
- The role of Emotional Clutter, for both parents and kids
- How to determine what is a keepsake
- How and what to hold onto for siblings
Janelle shares 3 common roadblocks that hold people back from getting started.
- Not knowing where to start
- Parents think that their kids play with all the toys (or that they will miss them when they are gone!)
- Fear of causing an argument
We also dive into the fun stuff, including Janelle’s favorite products (we’ve linked a few below!)
The most important takeaway from this conversation was when Janelle posed the question “How much inventory do you want to manage?” The more stuff you have, the more time it takes to clean up.
Starting these life skills for your kids is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what your favorite takeaway was from this conversation.
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