Timesaving Tricks for Organizing Kids’ Clothes

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Great tips for organizing kids' clothes that I wish I knew sooner! Huge timesavers and they make staying organized a cinch!

For years these two EASY tips for organizing kids’ clothing have saved us tons of time and kept my sanity intact. If you only read two tips this month in our organizing and decluttering challenge, and you have young kids, I hope it’s these! We are a busy, lively household so anything we can do to simplify our lives, such as these two tricks, is a win in my book.

Tip #1: Roll Your Clothes

I’ve used this tip since my kids were babies, and my daughter is a youth size 6 now and it STILL works– ROLL THEIR CLOTHING and place into drawers. We do this for all the kids’ clothing, and it makes it easy to both fold their laundry and see each piece of clothing in their dresser drawers. They fit three wide in the smaller drawers, and MUCH wider in our largest drawers.

Great tips for organizing kids' clothes that I wish I knew sooner! Huge timesavers and they make staying organized a cinch!

It’s so easy to grab the perfect piece of clothing this way. Another bonus is I don’t have to refold. No one is digging for what they need– they can see it all.

As for organizing pants/ bottoms, I use plastic shoe bins to separate the various types. Here are my daughters: one holds heavy pants like jeans, one holds sporty pants, and the other leggings.  In summer it’s shorts, capris, and bathing suits (sounds lovely right about now, right?)

Great tips for organizing kids' clothes that I wish I knew sooner! Huge timesavers and they make staying organized a cinch!

I have similar bins for underwear and socks. Socks missing their mate go right next to that bin, waiting for it’s friend to arrive. 🙂

Also makes packing a breeze. Simple lift out and place in a suitcase. BOOM. Let’s go!

Tip #2: Set Out Clothing for the Entire Week on Sunday Night

This is a tip I started using when my kids started school, and it ROCKS. My goal is that by Sunday I’ll have the majority of the laundry put away, so that Sunday night I set out 5 days worth of clothing (7 days if I’m feeling ambitious). EVERYTHING gets put out– tops, bottoms, undergarments, and socks. I can see in a glance if I need to do a load of socks or anything else that’s missing.

Great tips for organizing kids' clothes that I wish I knew sooner! Huge timesavers and they make staying organized a cinch!

It also increases the chances of locating a matching outfit. When all the laundry is done and it’s easy to see (tip #1), then I get to pick the best of the best.

Great tips for organizing kids' clothes that I wish I knew sooner! Huge timesavers and they make staying organized a cinch!

No more scrambling around 5 minutes before we leave looking for clean underwear. Plus the kids can dress themselves, it’s all right there. No danger of shorts in winter or clashing clothing. I am not kidding, this one tip has saved us about 30 minutes and uncounted chaos each week!

With these two tips in place, the one area of my life where I feel MOST organized is kids’ clothing. Which is good, because we have a lot of it– for practically free (and you can too!)

Tomorrow, we’ll tackle part two of organizing kids’ clothing: the closets! Do you have a favorite kids’ organizing tip to share? And did you see the incredible giveaway happening this week? Head on over to enter to win your own Samsung tablet!!

Great tips for organizing kids' clothes that I wish I knew sooner! Huge timesavers and they make staying organized a cinch!

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7 Comments

  1. Why have i never thought of rolling their clothese??!!! Their drawers are ALWAYS a mess!! Thanks!

  2. Thanks for sharing. I roll their pajama sets, but have been folding my kids’ t-shirts and pants since the drawer is so deep.

    Can you show a wider shot of the type of dresser that you have?

  3. I love the idea of rolling their clothes. My twins are very into picking out their own clothes and this would make the process so much easier for them to see what’s available (but probably still cry about the one shirt that’s in the laundry).

  4. I love the rolling clothes tip. I could have my kids do that as they put their clothes away.

    Fortunately, since they wear uniforms, school clothes are easy for us.

  5. You are super smart. I need you to teach me a class in Organizing 101. It’s terrible, I thrive in chaos, LOL! But how easy would this make my life??

  6. I actually roll my clothes when traveling. It saves a ton of space in the suitcase!

  7. My daughters are now 17 and 14 and when my oldest was in preschool I started laying out her cloths for the school week, on Sundays. At started so when my husband picked out her outfit she matched and was comfortable. (I worked nights) When my girls were older they would pick out what they wanted to wear with my assistance, now they still follow this process. There just don’t ask for my help very often. It helps save time, melt downs as well as a great deal of energy every morning. I highly recommend this and the kids love it once they get do it for a little while. I am going to try the rolling in the draws, I do it when traveling but not at home, yet.

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