Recruit little helpers by giving kids well-made pint-size tools.
Above: Gathered Goods Children’s Brooms are made in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, from natural fibers; small $12, large $14 from Non-Perishable Goods.
Above: From M. Crowe & Co., designer Tyler Hays’s boutique general store (with eyebrow-raising prices), the Kid’s Toy Tools and Leather Belt Set includes a hammer and square of cherry and osage with copper hardware; $250. The pieces can also be bought separately. Go to High-Style Hillbilly to see more.
Above: A Mini Dustpan and Brush with horsehair bristles is $25 at Brook Farm General Store.
Above: The Early Grey Apron of Canadian denim is sized for ages of 2 to 4. It’s on sale for $19, marked down from $40, from LA apron specialists Hedley & Bennet. (Large kids’ sizes available in other fabrics and colors.)
Above: Soft Felt Storage Bins with colored handles (five options available) just may inspire kids to put their toys away. The bins come in two sizes, $26 (shown) and $35, from Etsy seller Loop Design Studio of Israel (worldwide shipping available).
For more ideas from the Remodelista junior department, see DIY Wrapping Paper Made by Your Kids and Living with Style–with Kids: Justine’s 7 Get-Real Solutions.