Do you ever go into you sweet children’s rooms and wonder what in the world happened? Why there are clothes hanging out of the drawers? Do you wonder how it’s possible they have no matching socks (oh how that is a pet peeve of mine) when you just did laundry two days ago. Today I am going to give you one strategy to organizing your children’s drawers.
Once our girls were old enough to put away their own laundry, it didn’t take long to realize we needed a system. And, it needed to be one they were able to follow. They were too old for pictures on the front of their drawers(though I think that system is super cute), but too young to figure it out on their own. I needed something discrete, something that wouldn’t stand out when someone walked in their room.
Here’s the system we use for their drawers:
- tank tops
- pajamasSeems simple enough, right? Simple enough until the drawer is empty and the child doesn’t remember what goes in which drawer. Consequently, the whole pile of clothes you just washed, dried, and folded ends up in that one empty drawer. Not even sorted, just the whole pile. Now favorite shorts have gone missing, socks for soccer are nowhere to be found. The class t-shirt is lost. Yep – there is no order if we are stopping the system there.So, since kids will be kids, I take this system a step further. I label all their drawers. Each drawer says what it is. The sock drawer holds the socks, the short drawer holds the shorts, and so on. Now laundry day isn’t as stressful as it once was. And I am so thankful for my handy label maker for helping in this process.
Talk about cutting down on losing pieces of clothing! This system has worked wonders in our house, we no longer go around the house looking for certain shirts or shorts or jeans. They are usually in their correct drawer. And I owe it all to my label maker for reminding our girls where their clothes go every week.
Do you think this is a clothes organization system that would work for you and your family? Is there already a system you are currently using? I would love to know what you do to help keep the messiness of clothes at bay in your home. Leave a comment below.