Does it feel like your kids’ closets are getting out of control? You’re not alone. From clothes to shoes to accessories, kids seem to collect a lot of things throughout the years. And for parents, keeping all of it organized on a daily (or even weekly or monthly) basis can be overwhelming.
But decluttering and staying organized can be done. It just takes a few simple tricks to get your kids’ closets spic and span… and to keep them that way. Here are a few of our tried-and-true hacks for keeping your kids’ closets organized and fresh for each season with little to no fuss.
- Avoid overstuffed closets and double (or triple) your hanging space with adjustable clothing rods.
- Store hard-to-fold items in cloth bins.
- Put seasonal items up high.
- Group like with like.
- Create and feed a “laundry monster.”
- Designate a spot for not-too-dirty clothes.
- Purge old clothes at the end of every season.
- Make frequently worn items accessible.
- Extend your child’s reach with a step stool.
- Plan out outfits ahead of time.
- Pick up an over-the-door shoe organizer.
- Use that over-the-door shoe organizer for accessories instead.
- Create a separate space for jackets.
- Label everything.
- Find small ways to encourage your children’s sense of responsibility for their things.
Organizing your kids’ closet (and keeping it that way) may seem like a daunting task, but it’s entirely doable. With just a few small hacks, you and your kids will find it easier to keep the chaos at bay.
And who knows? Even if it seems like they couldn’t care less now, they may learn to find keeping things tidy a tiny bit fun. This, in turn, will help teach some excellent organizational habits that your kids can carry with them for a lifetime.