This one tip for organizing your children’s clothes will save you hours of your life.
It will probably preserve your sanity and well-being too. Think of the extra time you could spend on Pinterest & drinking coffee & baking macaroons.
OK, my tongue is in my cheek, but I am sharing with you a tip for organizing your children’s clothes. I’m implementing it myself and so far, it’s living up to my expectations.
Here’s the thing:
1. I have thrown away all my kids’ socks.
Let me backtrack a moment and see if any of this resonates with you. It is Monday morning, everyone needs socks, but the sock drawers are empty with a few wildly non-matching socks hanging around. Of course, they shout for you, the Sock-Mommy, to fix this and magically provide all the socks your family requires.
Cut to the laundry basket. More odd socks. Where do the little blighters go?! And when you find a few to pair together, you know it is a short term solution. Tuesday morning and the sock nightmare will begin again.
OK, maybe no one else finds this as annoying as me, but I genuinely find it a drain on my time and it definitely adds to my fraught feelings on a busy morning.
So I took action. I have taken back control of the sock situation. I have thrown away (to the charity/textile recycling) all my kids’ socks and replaced them with entirely plain socks. They are all grey, all black or all white. No little tractors, no dinosaurs, no sparkly stars, no florals. Is this too harsh? Will they feel the lack of cuteness? They seem ok so far.
And here is the second thing:
2. They are all the same size.
Because, really, the 3 year olds can wear socks big enough for a 5 year old. Their feet aren’t so different in size and in the big picture, it isn’t a big deal.
Now ALL the socks live in ONE drawer in my eldest son’s room. They don’t need to be paired. They don’t need to be matched. They do unfortunately still need to be washed and dried, but I feel a little more in control. And when summer comes around again, we can go back to our grubby barefooted ways…
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