Child Friendly Closet Organization
If you are anything like me, you are always looking for ways to simplify and make things easier for yourself and for your children. I came up with this closet system last year, when my son was three-years-old. He was able to pick out his clothes and get dressed all on his own. Now at four, he can also put away his own clothes. Woo-hoo!! Keep reading to see how we did it.
I wanted to declutter my son’s bedroom, to give him more playing room. We got rid of his dresser and decided to purchase this cubical set and these specific storage bins to store my son’s clothes in. I really liked these storage bins because they came with labels and pockets for the labels. Instead of just writing the category of clothing on the label, I also took photos of the type of clothes and included the photo on the label to make it easier for my child to find exactly what he was looking for. I thought about what categories I wanted and I took photos with my phone. Then, I printed them at Walgreens using the “wallet” size print. The prep was totally worth it because whenever family or anyone for that matter offers to help me put away his clothes, they can do it easily!
(We hang up all of the “nicer” shirts, sweaters, and dress pants. )
Each cube has its own category of clothes that fits him currently. Here are the clothing categories we have:
- shoes- I store his shoes in the cubby because of our closet space. You may be able to store your child’s shoes somewhere else.
- underwear and socks– I have a small circular bin in the cubby to divide the two. The underwear are in the circular bin and the socks are laying around it. This makes it easier to find exactly what we are looking for.
- bathing suits/ pajamas- Right now since it is too cold for bathing suits this cubby only has pajamas in it. But in the summer, I add bathing suits in this cubby and divide it with a small cardboard box.
- athletic shorts and shirts- These are “the around the house clothes”.
I hope that you find this helpful and/or can pass along to a mom that might! Please feel free to leave any comments or questions below.