October 01, 2019 4 min read

A smart guide to arrange your kid's wardrobe perfectly.

Searching for her tutu skirt just an hour prior to the ballerina lessons or a usual morning dress-up battle where a pair of socks decides to play hide and seek until the school bus arrives at your driveway, these are everyday kiddie scenarios where a happy mommy often goes into zombie mode till she finds that canvas shoe or knitted socks.

Neatly stacked tees, a shoe happily paired with its mirrored twin and even mini accessories like a bow tie or a turban headband, finding what you need when it’s needed is every mom’s dream come true. A well organized and a tidy closet for your kid is not a far chased dream if you know the quick hacks like arranging the clothes season-wise or how a good old shoe box can be converted into a DIY accessory box.

A cute closet for your moon-pie!!!

Here is a smart guide to making your kid's wardrobe look like a pretty picture from a decor magazine:

 

Use the space wisely

Think small when it comes to designing kids wardrobe. Small cubbies, drawers, and mini storage bins come handy and useful to place it on the wardrobe shelves which are ideal to store clothes according to style, pattern, and sizes. For e.g. keep the tops and tees in separate drawers so that they don’t get mixed with bottom wear and alike.

Keep the seasonal wear clothing like sweaters, snoods in zippered bags in upper shelves so that you can find them easily when needed. Similarly, keep the pajamas, pullovers and all things regulars within the handy reach in a box taggeddaily’s. Install Hang in rods to place those occasional wears which give a pretty picture of a wardrobe when you open the doors of the one.

Save a minute with time savers

Arrange the weekly school clothing in advance so that it’s easier for you to get the kids ready for school without a hussle of a missing sock or pep squad scarf. Involve the kids in picking out their everyday school or activity wear and keep it arranged day wise with hang tags. Keep the storage boxes and hanging rods accessible and within the height range of kids so that they can get ready by themselves while you make that tiffin ready.  

Essentials always come first

Essentials like drawer inserts, belt racks, shelf dividers, etc are the real lifesavers of any wardrobe organization. Kids wardrobe is not different either. Their sleepwear, undergarments,daily wear socks, and more can be neatly stacked in the same as soon as they get freshly laundered and pressed. Colorful kids hangers compliments the kids clothing perfectly so make sure you buy plenty. Pull-put belts and hooks are another fun way to hang the accessories like backpacks, hats, headbands or even winter mittens.

A closet for two

When you are making a closet that shares more than one name, it’s wise to divide the space equally. Kids have their own mindset and a sense of ownership feeling especially when bearing their individual tag on a wardrobe. The key to a happily sharing closet with my bro is to divide the same with symmetrical layout closet organizer.

Equal number of racks on either side of a center unit will not only make the kids get their belongings easily but can also give them a sense of space individuality too. Label the storage baskets with the kid's nameso that you don’t mix up their belongings.

Let those little hands help you

 Involve your kiddos in the closet organization process and let them learn a thing or two about how to de-clutter the wardrobespace by folding in clothes and even making simple decisions like which dress to wear for a party which can build a sense of choice selection in them.Take them shoppingwhen you buying closet dividers and let them choose the color and pattern for the same.

Toys, Books and more

Be it a stuffed elephant doll cushion, or pediatricians file, kids essentials often gets tossed in the closet without labeling and proper organizing. Use storage spots and cubbies to keep the toys and children's books on the lower shelves where kids can reach them easily. And for the medicines, infrared digital thermometer,doctors prescriptions andanything not-kid friendly, keep it away preferably on the upper side of the closet.

 A closet doesn’t have to be plain red or blue, AKA plain Jane and boring. Add a peek of your kid's personality in the same. Princess, clever pirate and much more, you can customize and paint the wardrobe as per your kid's liking. Write their name initials or make a fun, hand-painted DIY board with your kid to add a personal appeal to the wardrobe. Go vintage and put blackboard sticker on the closet door where you kid can doodle and learn the ABC’s.

For more such DIY and mom friendly ideas do check out  the organised housewife page and grab a trick or two to build a fun closet for your kids.

Kiddie Closet Ninja,

~Anna


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