It’s time to get the kids’ closets and dressers whipped into shape for back to school! Today I want to share this super-simple morning-sanity-saving system. In fact it works so well for the kids- maybe I should try it for myself!
We’ve always used a dresser for E’s (4 year old)’s clothes. It was nice and organized when she was a baby and I was the one taking things out and putting them back in… but now that she’s doing some of that on her own, things have gotten a bit chaotic in there. Even with drawer organizers, it never stays neat for long!
B (6 year old) has been using these TROFAST storage units from IKEA as her dresser for a few years now, and they work beautifully! I think the reason these are so great is that clothes can’t migrate from one side of the drawer to the next- each drawer/bin is one category, and that’s that.
When B started Kindergarten last Fall, I set up this weekday system for her. We choose her outfits for the week on Sunday night and put everything she’ll need- undies, undershirt, socks, etc. into that drawer. Then in the morning there’s no racing around looking for socks at the last minute!
These are my favorite chalkboard sticker labels. I use a Sharpie paint pen to label things for the kids so it won’t rub off.
Now getting E dressed in the morning is a much bigger challenge, as she has some very strong and constantly-changing opinions about what she’s going to wear. I have some closet re-org plans for the girls’ shared closet, and I plan to get two more of these TROFAST units for her. Closet makeover coming soon… Peter says I’ve spent my home decor/organization wad for the month already on storage containers for the linen and guest room closets- and I suppose he’s right. So next month it is!
Here are the products I used for this project:
Check out my other back-to-school organization posts!