Simplify your morning routine with your children by utilizing a Weekly Outfit Organizer. No more outfit wars or worries about clothing being clean during the morning rush. Create your own Weekly Outfit Organizer for Kids in a few simple steps outlined below.
Guys, I have created a monster in Teagan. She is a 5 year old fashionista and definitely has about three times as many clothes as I do. Now, I will take responsibility for this mess because have you seen girls clothing? SO CUTE! Not only does she love clothes but this little fashionista wants to pick out her daily outfits which usually leads to morning outfit wars. Ugh! We have to find a new routine. The next picture you will see is really embarrassing for me to share. It is Teagan’s dresser. It is so full that the clothes will not even fit in the dresser drawers anymore. Now that we are on a spring cleaning kick it is time to clean out that dresser, donate things that she doesn’t wear anymore, organize her closet and come up with a new weekly outfit solution.
Every spring we like to spring clean every room, especially Jude and Teagan’s bedrooms. This includes the closets and dressers. Over a year it is so surprising how many articles of clothing get added to each closet or dresser, not to mention how quickly kids grow out of the clothing. Come spring I am always ready to go through those dressers and closets and make a trash pile and donate pile and hopefully bring some organization to the space. It can be kind of overwhelming to jump into this task but I am here to share some of my favorite tips for spring cleaning kids dressers and closets.
Tips For Spring Cleaning Kids Dressers
Take It All Out!
Yes, make a mess. Remove all articles of clothing from the dresser and closet. This allows you to see every item of clothing.
Donate Pile vs. Trash Pile.
Make three piles – Keep, Donate & Trash. Obviously the keep pile will be items you are wanting to keep. For donations and trash here are some things to think about. Most of your items will be able to be donated. We personally do not donate socks or underwear. Those end up in the trash pile. We also do not donate items that have holes or big stains.
Sure it might be 90 degrees today, but if you plan on traveling or the weather decides to go crazy, you will want some clothing items available for those weather changes. Before the next season you will more than likely have to replace most of the items but make sure you keep a few items for those unseasonable weather days.
Make a List.
Now that you have your keep pile all together, separate pile by types of clothing articles and decide if there are any items that you need to replace or add to your collection. Example – you will probably need more than one pair of shorts for summertime.
Bag it Up.
Put all donations in one bag or box and label for donation. Bag up the trash pile and remove it from the space you are working in. With less clutter you can focus on the next task.
Wash it All.
See that keep pile? Does it look wrinkle free and ready to wear? No, not all! After being stuffed in an overcrowded dresser or closet these keepers deserve a nice clean look.
Organize The Keepers.
Once the clothing is washed, organize the dresser and closet with the items that you have decided to keep for the next season.
Feels good to get that all done and organized right? Life is happier when it is cleaner and simple!
Now that Teagan’s dresser is under control I had to come up with a new solution for those morning outfit wars with her. I decided to make her a Weekly Outfit Organizer that would hang up on her closet door. The idea is to plan out every outfit for the week so that we do not have to deal with any craziness in the mornings. Parenting is rough, finding ways to simplify life with kids is always a bonus.
Make A DIY Weekly Outfit Organizer For Kids
Plastic over the door shoe organizer (make sure there are at least 6 compartments for clothing to fit into)
Washi Tape – your color of choice
1. After buying the plastic over the door shoe organizer, take it out of the package and hang it up for a few days. This will release any of the weird creases before you start adding stickers to it.
2. To personalize this organizer add your child’s name on the top of the organizer. I used colorful letter stickers. I knew adding this special touch would get Teagan even more excited for this new addition to her closet.
3. Plan out the compartments. Our shoe organizer has 6 rows. I started with Monday on top and worked my way down to the bottom and labeled the last row as “Weekend”.
4. Using letter stickers add the day of the week to each row.
5. Add Washi Tape or other stickers to the organizer for a more colorful look.
6. Using the over the door hangers secure the Weekly Outfit Organizer over the closet doors.
7. Pick one day a week to fill up the Weekly Outfit Organizer with your child. Have fun planning with your child as you look at each days weather and plans.
Cute right? And guess what? I literally made this DIY Weekly Outfit Organizer for Kids in less than 20 minutes! Teagan has loved sitting down with me after laundry day and picking out her outfits for the week. It has become a Sunday routine for us. Not only has it helped with the outfit wars in the morning but it has given her some independence when thinking about our weekly plans and looking at what the weather is for every particular day.
I have also found that once we started using the Weekly Outfit Organizer her dresser and closet stays a lot more organized and cleaned. I guess that could be from the bags of clothing we donated, but no matter what I think we are all feeling like this DIY project has made our morning routine a lot more simple!