Fri, 7 July 2017
Whether you're keeping your kid's room clean or you have assigned them this very important task, it is essential to keep their room organized.
I dive deep into everything kids' clothes on the podcast this week.
This is a topic I've mentioned before. In podcast episodes #103 Bedroom Organization For Kids and #104 Clothing Organization For Kids, I discussed how to organize your bedroom and, more specifically, your clothing. It would be a great idea to listen to both of those episodes first since I have taken those principles and built upon them in this episode.
I like to view your kid’s rooms as their own mini apartments inside of your house.
In this episode, I focused on keeping kid’s clothing organized. This sometimes means sorting through both clean and dirty clothes strewn around their rooms, but there are some ways to help avoid this.
Getting into the habit of hanging and folding clean clothes right after they leave the laundry room can cut down on the amount of clothes left all over their room.
I know for a lot of kids (particularly if they have ADHD) it’s VERY easy to get overwhelmed, especially with how many items can be found in their closet.
One organizing method that I have found to be helpful with my kids has been to hang up all of their shirts so that they can see what they have.
2. Put hampers in each child's room.
Another helpful practice to follow is designating a location for all the dirty laundry and actually putting it there! Ideally, this would be IN a laundry basket, but just having the dirty clothes all in one place will make a difference.
Once the clothes are separated, it’s time to organize them in a way that helps your kids!
3. Next steps...
Now obviously, not everyone has the closet space to hang up all of their clothes. So what do you do if your child has a dresser?
I have created something that really helps with organizing clothes in drawers! It's a FREE set of printable icons that can be laminated and placed on the drawers of your child’s dresser to help them remember what is inside.
There are four different sets of icons designed for young boys and girls, as well as teenage boys and girls. You can mix and match the icons that you like.
These kid clothing icons will help your kids identify what is inside of drawers and bins, keeping them more organized.
In the podcast, I shared how I put these on a client’s closet drawers using the Command Hook double-sided adhesive strips. Did you know you can buy just the strips?!
To download ALL four sets of printable icons, click here.
And yes, ladies, you too can use these fun icons!
What about hangers?
The final tips I talk about in this episode are all about the hangers you use in your kid’s closet. It seems like a small detail, but using hangers that are all the same size and shape can make all the difference right from the start.
Once you have those matching hangers, get into the habit of taking out extra hangers and bringing them down to the laundry room for the next batch of clean clothes.
When I am organizing, I like to keep one white trash bag hanging in my closet for those hangers I know I am going to throw away. I also keep a black trash bag hanging in my closet for clothes that are going to be donated to Goodwill.
Of course, all of these tips for organizing your kid’s clothing can also be applied to your own clothes, too.
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