Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Nifty Ideas: Organizing kids' clothes

Another round of fantastic nifty ideas I have discovered. You too may become inspired by these nifty things and in turn create your own. If you have any of your own nifty ideas please share them with me I'd love to learn about what is nifty to you!

The biggest battle I have with my girls is their rooms. Constantly a disaster of toys, clothes and other junk it makes me crazy. I can't tell you how wonderful that feeling of stepping on a toy feels (Especially when that toy is hiding under some clothes.) when all you wanted to do is kiss them good night.  

Sorting clothing has to be the biggest job.  My problem is getting my school-age girls to PUT AWAY their clean clothes. I came across these cute drawer pulls/knobs and these are the thing I need for my youngest. The knobs have pictures of the clothing item on them so that your little one will know which drawer those pieces of clothes go. There are pulls for girls and boys. Bonus: I think these will even help out all those clueless Daddies (or Mommies) out there.

The seasonal clothing change has every parent wishing for a secret door to jam those off season clothes into. Since our house did not come with that option I have to find another way to store those clothes.We use plastic under-bed storage bins for our off season clothes. They also work for excess toys or shoes. Or even a mixture of all three: clothes, shoes and toys at the same time. With the wheels it makes it easy to pull the bin out for access and shove it back under the bed. I can't promise that these will improve organization but at least that stuff will be some where other than all over the floor.

For all the dress-up costumes and such we have a strip of coat rack/coat hooks on the wall. The simple perfect answer to storing those in the moment costumes. We picked nothing fancy, just the standard hooks you can find at a hardware store. But if I were to go a little more stylish I'd choose something like this, this, this, or these.

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