From time to time I find myself staring into my kid’s closet and thinking ‘How am I ever going to organize this mess?!’
Light Bulb Moment
I got the idea to make it kid conducive. First I removed everything and I mean EVERYTHING from the closet. Then I went through it for a size check; they grow like weeds and I hate nothing more than seeing one of my kids in a pair of jeans that was clearly from two years ago. Finally, I sorted it all by season; seeing as how we live in Phoenix this step is pretty easy. So as you can imagine, I had a pretty big mess going on at this point.
Now it was time to make heads or tails of my disaster. So I started making outfit sets, both a top and bottoms (that match) hanging on one hanger. Yes, this takes a little time and effort to keep up but once you get your outfits figured out it just kinda becomes second nature when you are doing laundry. As I hung the clothes back in the kid’s closet I made sure that everything that was within a 3-year-old’s reach was stuff I wanted her touching. Perfectly matched outfits that she feels like she picked out! Wow am I good?!
I went ahead and did the same thing for her closet drawers. Pajamas were folded as a set, and socks were balled together as a match and per my daughter’s request the undies were sorted by character LOL!
This may all seem a little OCD and I am not going to lie, there is a little of that going on as well. But the truth is… I like letting my kids get themselves ready and I find a small sense of joy when they walk out of their rooms and looks mostly put together.
The one last, and maybe most important benefit to all of this is that it saves a ton of time getting ready. If your house is anything like mine in the mornings; it is nothing short of World War 3 to get everyone ready and out the door. This one extra step of prep can make all the difference!
Sometimes… It just isn’t worth the fight… (Reese picked this ensemble out all by herself. An inside out floral dress, non-matching skirt, black tap shoes and Mini Mouse ears) Let the kids be kids!