Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Organizing Kids' Clothes

First, let me say that I am probably the last person to give advice about organization. But, there is one area of my house that I am proud to say is always in good shape. Shockingly, it's in my son's dresser!

Ever go to get your little one dressed and spend 10 minutes shuffling through a messy drawer only to have your kiddo walk out in a crazy, mixed up outfit that barely fits? I got fed up with it, and had to put us out of our misery! Here's my tips for getting your kid's drawers looking like this:
 1. Take out all the clothes that don't fit, aren't season appropriate, or otherwise aren't going to be worn on a regular basis. This will immediately cut down on drawer clutter. Duh!
2. Sort clothes into outfits as they come out of the dryer, and clip the pieces together with wooden clothespins. You can mix up the pieces into different outfits if you want variety.
3. Lift up any outfits that didn't get worn between wash cycles, and slip the freshly clipped-together outfits under them. This will keep the clothes evenly worn.

When it's time to get dressed, you can grab an outfit without shuffling a thing! The clothespins get dumped into the diaper bin that sits on top of the dresser (or get a cute pail from Target) where they await the next laundry day.

We've been using this system for a few months and it has been sooooo easy to keep up. My boy's drawers took like this 99% of the time with zero extra effort, and Daddy no longer dresses him like a crazy person! Hope this helps!

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