Two simple tips for keeping kids’ clothes organized in their drawers.
How to Keep Kids Clothes Organized
Tip #1: Shoeboxes!
I have long admired the organization bins sold in Ikea and other stores, but could never bring myself to pay for them. I recently discovered that shoeboxes make an excellent frugal organization alternative. I just put them in drawers as they come, but you could cover them with paper or fabric or simply add a little washi tape to the edges if you want to make them look nicer. I don’t have a before picture of this drawer of Emma’s, but just picture it stuffed to the brim with clothing. It has all of the same articles of clothing in it now, but there is plenty of space to open and shut the drawer and I can easily find the shirt I’m looking for.
Tip #2: Folding
One more organization tip: fold your clothes (and your children’s clothes) so that they stand up in the drawer – just like Emma’s shirts above. They take up less space this way, and you can quickly select the outfit you want without having to shift other items in the drawer. This is the folding method recommended in Marie Kondo’s The Magical Art of Tidying Up. In fact, it turns out that she also uses shoeboxes and other small boxes to organize drawers!
Are your kids putting away their own clothes, but not old enough to handle this kind of folding/organization? Try folding their clothes into outfits, and putting those in reusable mesh laundry bags. Your kids can put the bags in their drawers, pulling out a new one each day.
What are your top tips for keeping kids clothes organized? How about toy organization?
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