The secret to surviving parenthood is remaining organized. You lose your organization, and you're up a certain creek without a paddle. By yourself you may be okay floating about, but toss in a husband, a few kids and a pet or five into the mix, and you'll find yourself trying to go in eight different directions at the same time. But if you organize every aspect of parenthood, down to the little things like your bathroom cabinet and the baby clothes in your baby's bedroom, then you'll find that the process of getting through each day will be just a little smoother.
There are several different options for organizing baby clothes and kids clothes. The standard is to use a dresser, or a chest, or a combination of both. For our children, we organize our daughter's kids clothes and our son's baby clothes by usage and season. The top drawers contain pajamas, socks and undergarments (onesies for our son, undershirts and panties for our daughter). The middle drawers contain shirts appropriate for the current season, and the bottom drawers hold shorts or pants and coordinating outfits. We have one miscellaneous drawer that contains sweaters, hoodies, scarves and other things of that nature.
While traditional methods as a means of organizing baby clothes and kids clothes may work for some families, others may want to try a different approach. If you have a large closet, or one whole wall that could be converted into a closet, consider creating one of those complex closet organizers that provide a place for everything. There should be an area to hang clothing from, drawers, nooks, shelves and cubbyholes.
For everyday organization of clothing, particularly baby clothes and kids clothes for busy children who may not always be able to choose just one outfit, consider one of those hanging seven day clothing organizers. These hanging columns hang from a closet shelf or rod, and there are seven slots or nooks for each day's clothing to be placed in. This eliminates the stress and hassle of trying to pick out an outfit last minute on a school morning, or right before a big event.
How you ultimately choose to organize your baby clothes and kids clothes is up to you. The secret is to choose an organizational method that works for you. You'll also want to break down how things are organized and put away with anyone who may be helping you with your babies and children, and as they get older, the children themselves.
Kim Green shares her insight to the organization of the kids clothes for her daughter and the baby clothes for her son.