1. Pull Everything out: Take Inventory of what your child has.
You can ask yourself the obvious questions like “Does it still fit?” But also ask, “What is stained?” “What has a hole?” “Is this a shirt you and your child fight over wearing because they think it is itchy or uncomfortable?” If any of these apply, it is time to let it go.
2. Get ready for the next school year.
Place school approved clothes at your child’s height so they can help dress themselves in the morning. For example, put school approved shoes down low with socks in a basket they can reach. Or keep the nicer clothes you have for special occasions hung on a top rack to avoid unnecessary meltdowns in the morning.
3. Set yourself up for success.
If you have a hard time staying on top of laundry during the school year consider implementing a “no fold system.” A “no fold system” simply means having a drawer or bin dedicated to shirts, pants, shorts etc. This eliminates the pressure to fold everyones clothes while still allowing you to be organized and know where everything is.
Another great success tool for your child’s closet is to install a door rack on the inside of the closet door to hold accessories like bows, hair ties and hats.
Lastly, we all know children grow FAST. Keep an “outgrown bin” at the top of your child’s closet. Whenever they are getting dressed and you come across something they have outgrown or feel uncomfortable in, toss it in this “outgrown bin” and at the end of every semester you can donate those clothes to a friend or your local donation center if you aren’t holding on to hand-me-downs. This will help you avoid the daunting task of doing a large organizing purge when the drawers start to over flow.
We spend a lot of time in our bathrooms getting ready. This is a space that should be calming and decluttered to allow you to set the tone for the day and unwind at night. Organization is a great way to tie in style with order. My best bathroom tip is to display bath towels, wash clothes and cotton products on floating shelves above the toilet. This will not only give your bathroom a hotel-like ambiance but it will also add storage and functionality to the space.
Another great way to keep the bathroom tidy is to optimize the storage below the sink using a tiered organizer with drawers. This will help contain those smaller bottles of serums, medicine, and soaps as well as store items you may have duplicates of. We call those items "back stock" in the organizing world.
My best tip for decluttering your bathroom is to take inventory of the items you have every season. For example, as summer comes to an end, go through and purge any sunscreen that has expired and or will expire before the next summer approaches. Also be honest with yourself. If you bought a new product and ended up not liking it but kept it in the back of the cabinet just because you paid money for it, share it with a friend who may enjoy it or go ahead and let go of it. Chances are you will not use it and it is only taking up prime real estate.
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