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Keeping Your Clutter Nutters Under Control

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As a parent, you have a very difficult balance to maintain. When your children are young, you will have to do a lot of them, constantly tidying and cleaning in their path. Of course, you expect this when they are young, as they won’t be able to clear up after themselves. As the get older, though, this should be a job they handle on their own. To help you out with this, this post will be going through some of the ways to instill a good attitude towards a tidy room in your children.

Making A Routine

The very first part of this journey will involve some habit and routine building. At first, this will have to be done using a rota or timetable to make sure everyone is working as they are supposed to be and doing their share of the job. As time goes on, you will be able to teach your child how to make cleaning up after themselves into a job they enjoy. Even adults will often struggle to keep their space tidy without the right sort of habits. Working with your kids like this can be a great way to make their living in the future easier, as these skills will stay with them.

Adding Some Fun

Of course, when it comes to children, there are loads of ways to promote the right sort of behaviour and attitude. In most cases, though, the best option you have will be adding some fun to their chores. Making tidying into a game is a good start, and this can be enhanced with the right labeling and storage methods. If you have a couple of children, fostering a bit of healthy competition can be a great way to let them motivate each other. Along with this, though, you will have to be careful that it doesn’t get out of hand.

Proper Storage

Making your child’s tidying experience a little bit easier is another great way to keep their clutter under control. The correct storage methods will help with this in huge ways, giving your kid the chance to keep their space tidy with minimal effort. Websites like can help you to find specialiest containers for loads of different parts of your kid’s room. Of course, though, having a lot of storage can also make it easier to hide mess.


Finally, it’s time to think about fun for a little bit longer, along with the aspects which make something fun. In most cases, achieving a goal is fun because you get something out of it, giving you satisfaction. Thankfully, kids are easy to please, and a simple candy bar could be enough to keep them tidying. By doing this weekly, you can create a routine which they will begin to think about more and more.

Hopefully, this post will give you all of the tools you need to start taking control over the clutter in your home. As time goes on, less and less of this work should be yours to deal with. As your children grow, they will have to take some responsibility, or they will never learn to keep themselves in good shape. Of course, though, it will be easy once you have the right methods to use.

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OUR rail plan for NSW


We all know that, heading into the NSW state election on Saturday, transport should be a concern for voters. For those who have good services, they should be concerned about future proofing them, for those with poor services, lobbying to get them, or keep what is left, and for those on train lines all over the state, we’d like better tracks that aren’t held together with Christmas stickytape, like my running repairs on this junction yesterday.

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Goods trains are of course a huge player on the regional lines – with the issue of coal trains letting all alone the lines breathe the dust from uncovered coal cars being discussed regularly in the news, at least for those in Mayfield and Waratah where there’s no keeping those damn windowsills clean!

Watchful eye

Our astute shadow transport minister, and mini me, also independantly discovered the problems with making a new series of tunnels that are smaller than ALL of your current rolling stock so that you have one set of “metro” trains that means many more people standing for a 40 minute journey, and no potential to EVER run the higher capacity double-decker trains from the rest of the network.

Use the correct size of tunnel for your trains

Fortunately we were able to resolve this issue with a little re-jigging of the path after one incident with the bridge.

Grand plans

We’ve already completed the “under table rail link” and construction was underway to join the two fiddly loops with a shuttle train.


It appears also that Minister Ez is a fan of heavy rail where heavy rail should be, and no overlap with buses and cars – buses on the rail routes were quickly removed from service. Her or the highway – buses will not replace trains in her world.

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What would you change about your local public transport?

Careful, she bites



Another day, another ruckus. A kid is melting down, taking the class and teachers with him.

Strength in numbers, separating some kids, shuffling those around that can deal with it. Some one on one time with whoever is available.

I hold the girl’s hand in the playground. Not letting her go, not near the boy she will hit and kick when she sees him.

We have a soothing activity.


A hug and a chat.

Rocking the dolly to sleep.

Finding calm where we can.

She doesn’t bite me.

Not today.

It’s been a long year.

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