I just went through my boys’ closets this last weekend because the weather is turning cooler. What I discovered is that most of their clothes were too small, and also that everything was kind of in a hot mess. Apparently, it had been awhile since I had looked at their closets, besides putting their laundry away. So here are some tips for organizing your kid’s closet. Things that I need to follow also.
1. Go Through Clothes Twice A Year
I go through my boys’ clothes in their closets twice a year. And always with the change of the seasons. If you live somewhere that there are less seasonal changes then maybe this always has to be done once a year. We live somewhere where it gets really hot and it gets really cold so this happens twice a year. When it’s time for shorts and it is time for pants.
I go through all the clothes and things that are too small get sent to charity. This last weekend every single pair of my older son’s pants were too short. So they all were taken out of his closet and we got him some new pants. So check every six months check all the clothes to see what is too small, and whatever is too small, get it out of the closet.
2. Buy Clothes from the Same Place
I know that there are going to be special places that your kids want to buy from. And that you won’t be able to get everything there. But for the basics, get everything from the same store. Why? Because when I saw that my older son had one pair of pants, from Children’s Place, that were too short, I knew that all the pants from the Children’s Place in that specific size were too short. This way, he didn’t have to try on all the pants.
This goes a long way in organizing your kid’s closet because along with not having to try on everything, you also know what basics your kids need to be bought again. In the next size up.
3. Rotate the Clothes
This goes along with going though all the clothes twice a year with the change of the seasons. I also rotate the boys’ clothes. Which means, when it is summer, I put the shorts and short-sleeved shirts on the bottom rung so boys have the clothes they are wearing for that season at their reach. And then just the opposite for winter, long pants and long-sleeved shirts on the bottom rung.
This makes the closet stay more organized because the kiddos don’t have to go through all the clothes to find something to wear that is right for the weather. Plus, the clothes are ready for when they pick them out the night before.
4. Keep Other Stuff to a Minimum
So when organizing your kid’s closet you need to take care of the clothes. But you need to think about the other stuff that is in there also. Maybe your kid’s closet isn’t the best place for all the games, past papers, backpacks, sleeping bags, all the extra blankets. If we make the kiddo’s closet the catch all for all the things, there is no way to make the closet organized.
5. Put the Hangers in One Spot
This might seem very arbitrary, but seriously, if helps so much. If, when your kiddos get out clothes to wear, and then put the hanger in a specific spot makes it so much more organized and easier. Then when you do the laundry and put it away in the closet, all the hangers are in one spot, which makes it so much easier.
Just these few tips are going to go a long way to organizing your kid’s closet.