Guest post by Erin Martin
It goes without saying that getting the kids ready in the morning is no easy task. Fortunately, we have a few tips that will make the organisation process a lot easier on you and the little ones. With these tips, you’ll have them in their clothing and out the door in no time. To organise your kids’ clothes in the best way possible, follow these helpful tips:
1. Designate Your Space
The best way to make your mornings stress-free when getting your kids ready is to designate your space! Put shirts and dresses in the top drawers, trousers in the middle, and undies and socks can share the bottom drawer. With this method, you can dress your child from head to toe, going from the top drawer to the bottom drawer hassle-free. Coats, jackets, and other seasonal items should be kept in the closet for days with inclement weather conditions. Clothing meant for special occasions, such as girls’ dresses and boys’ ties, should also be placed neatly in a closet. If your dresser and closet remains organised, there will be no frantic scramble to find a particular item.
2. Colour-Code the Clothes
Another helpful way to organise your son or daughter’s closets and drawers is to colour-code them. This is especially helpful if you have two or more children who share a room. Colour-coding also allows for simple but active participation. Participation can help your child feel like he or she is needed and able to offer an adorable helping hand to mommy and daddy. In addition, colour-coding can be done in the form of painting the drawer entirely, or in the form of certain-coloured hangers and drawer labels. The system is up to you; the colour simply helps the process run more smoothly!
3. Fold Label-Out
Finally, one of the best ways to organise your child’s dresser and closet is to fold and hang the clothing with the label facing out towards you. If your daughter has a closet full of soft bubblegum-toned girls’ dresses, make sure they are all facing towards you so you can pick out the one with the rhinestones or the one with the tights, which can save you a lot of time. Folding t-shirts to have labels and patterns facing outward—especially when they are all in one drawer—will also help in faster selection and trim the time it takes to get ready in the morning.
In closing, helping your child get ready in the mornings does not have to be a difficult process. In fact, it should be a stress-free process as long as your child cooperates. Kids’ clothing is not hard to organise if you know where to put it. Shop around for dressers, drawers, and other containers that make organising your child’s clothing easy to do. Keep in mind that some furniture comes with built-in organisers. Provided you have organised your drawers and dressers in the necessary way, you will have an efficient assembly line that will have your child dressed and ready in record time.
Erin Martin is a copywriter and blogger for Carter’s, a children’s clothing company based in Atlanta, Georgia.