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Four tips to corral your kids' clothes

Little kids need a lot of help. So do husbands but that's another blog and another time!
When you're folding and putting away your kids' clothes, do you ever have the thought go through your head "Why am I folding everything so nice and neat? They'll just rummage through their drawers/closets and things will be a mess in no time!"
Follow these four steps in helping your child find things without upsetting all your hard work.
  1. Use separate open baskets or bins to hold items such as socks, underwear, belts and other accessories. This will help them to concentrate when looking for something specific AND make things easier in putting items away once they're folded.
  2. If your child has plenty of drawer space, designate a large drawer for shoes. My girlfriend did this for her kids and it really kept the shoes from wandering around in the bottom of their closets. The drawer was the first place the kids would check if they were looking for their shoes.
  3. Consider storing their clothes on a book shelf versus in a drawer or closet. This will prevent any rummaging through drawers that might already be filled to the brim. An open shelf allows them to visually see a stack of t-shirts, jeans or pajamas at a glance.
  4. My friend Nancy Aspaas suggests folding kids' clothes not by individual type (pants, shirts) but by the sets they're worn as. I.e. Fold the pair of pants and the shirt that goes with it and then place them on top of one another. Nancy takes things a step further and stores the clothes by "where they'll be worn" such as school clothes, church clothes, play clothes. Kids think of where they'll be going when it comes to picking out their clothes. If you designate a drawer or bookshelf to "church clothes" then their choices will be narrowed to the proper outfits.
Happy Organizing!
Audrey Thomas, CPO®
A.k.a. Organized Audrey


posted on: 7/8/2008 10:00:00 AM by Audrey Thomas
category: Homes

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