Ideas for organizing your kid’s clothing

Ideas for organizing your kid’s clothing

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Michelle Kraus

It can be quite the challenge to stay organized when you have little ones. This is especially true when it comes to laundry. When you have children, laundry doubles (if not triples!) and staying on top of it can be a daunting task. While there are many ways to organize laundry, have you thought about how you’re organizing your children’s clothing? Getting your child’s clothing organized can help ease the stress of your morning routine, and help teach your child organization.

We’ve come up with a couple ideas on how you can organize your child’s clothes to help you stay organized and sane!

  • One place to start is to add labels to your children’s dresser drawers, shelves, or stackable bins. Sort out their clothing by type: shorts, pants, short-sleeved shirts, long-sleeved shirts, socks, etc.
    • *If you do a quick Google or Pinterest search, you can find lots of free label templates or printable labels for this.
  • Don’t like the look of labels? Put labels inside the drawers! You can tape the labels inside the drawers on the left or ride side, so when your child opens the drawer they can make sure they’re putting their clothes away in the correct drawer or bin.
  • When you have little ones, you know they grow quickly. This means you’ll have a lot of outgrown clothing, and clothing that’s too big on deck. Try getting some storage bins for outgrown clothing, that you could hand down or donate, and a bin for clothing that your child doesn’t quite fit into yet.
  • If you have multiple children, one idea is to label each child’s drawers with whatever clothing items are in the drawer (e.g. pants) and a dot assigned to the oldest child.
    • For example, if you have 3 children, the second eldest child’s drawers would be labeled with the clothing items in the drawer, and the labels would have 2 dots. The third child would have 3 dots, and so on.Once the oldest child grows out of the clothes in a certain drawer, they would add a dot to the label, so the label would have 2 dots, and would then be assigned to the middle child. Once the middle child grows out of clothes in a certain drawer, they would add a dot to the label so that drawer would then be assigned to the youngest child.

      In this scenario, once the youngest child starts growing out of the clothes in their drawer, you could label and store the clothing away, or donate etc.

  • Another option would be to just label each clothing bin for each child with the child’s name and the type of clothing. (E.g. ‘Mellie’s Socks’ or ‘Andrew’s Shorts’). Every so often when your child starts to outgrow their clothes, you could take some time to go through the bins and reorganize.
  • An idea that will save you time getting your children ready in the morning (especially on weekdays) would be to have a hanging shelf organizer labeled with the days of the week. On each shelf, would be an outfit for that day. You and your little one could get together on Sunday and pick out the outfits for the whole week. That way, when they go to get dressed in the morning they already have an outfit ready for them!
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