Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Organizing Kids Clothes for School

For me, the key to keeping organized is good planning and everything having it's own place. I used to find the childrens' clothes a nightmare.  Clothes for different seasons, clothes that's too big, too small, boy's clothes, girl's clothes, good clothes, play clothes... too much to keep track of! I'll share in a few upcoming posts how I learnt to simplify and organize it all. An save my sanity.

Today, let's tackle clothes for school. Have you seen those collapsible sweater holders that Velcro onto a closet rod?  I picked one up last year and it was the best 7$ I ever spent. Seriously. Check out Charlie's closet.

He wears a uniform to school, but this would work for any child... or me for that matter.  When I put away laundry, I simply toss a pair of socks, underwear, pants and shirt in each cubbie, one for each day of the week.  I keep his out of season uniforms in the top spot. 

At a glance, I can see if he has clean clothes for school.  The best part is Charlie can dress himself every morning, no fuss, no panic.  He knows Monday is the bottom cubbie and to work his way up from there. You could add the days of the week to the shelves to get the kiddos used to seeing and reading them. Educational and oh so useful at 6:30 in the morning!

Underneath the organizer, I keep a large box for outgrown clothes. As soon as I notice something no longer fits, I can toss it into the box in his closet.  When it's full, I simply pack it up and store it or pass it on. It's already clean and organised by gender and size. Simple and easy since it's all right there in a logical spot when I need it. No more piles in my room or in the laundry room waiting to be put away!
Thanks for reading!


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