Since I have three children, I feel I have some advice to give about organizing their clothing. Our closets are usually pretty clean and uncluttered. It might be one of the only areas of our house that are with five people! I’m going to share my methods with you and then you must go over to Angie’s blog, Life as Mom Knows It, for her amazing tips on how to put all of your kids’ clothing in one “family closet”. Her family of 6 have been living in a 2 bedroom home for awhile and she is a genius when it comes to cleaning and organizing!
First of all, I put two sizes of clothing in my children’s closet if I have them. My twins don’t always have a lot in the upper sizes but my little one has a full set from his brothers. So if he is in 2T clothing, I’ll start adding the 3T clothing from his brothers on the farther side of the closet. In our closet, it is a little less convenient to open the closet behind his door so that is where I put the bigger sizes. The clothing that fits him currently goes on the side easier to reach.
The next thing I do is separate the types of clothing categorizing by hoodies and sweatshirts, sweaters, pajamas (I hang the winter footie pajamas), short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, polo shirts, dress shirts, etc. Each item as its section and I do this with both sizes of clothing. It is easy to find the appropriate clothing for cold or warm days this way! Even my husband is able to dress our son in most cases with this method.
In the drawers of plastic bins that we have in the closet of both of our boys’ closets or the drawers of our old dresser/changing table in the little one’s room, I put their pants (jeans, sweatpants, cordoroys, etc.), pajamas (sorted by long sleeve and short sleeve), socks, shorts, and accessories (hats, belts, ties, etc.).
That is how I organize! What tips do you have to share?
Make sure you head over to Life as Mom Knows It to see her amazing ways of stretching closet space to accommodate a large family!