I do not know about you, but there have been days when getting my daughters dressed in the morning has been a battle. As the mom of three girls, to say emotions and voices run high in my house is an understatement. Then when you combine that with the fact that none of us are ‘morning people’, the struggle is definitely real. I used to be able to pick out clothes for all my girls. However, now that they are older and have their own sense of style, that is no longer the case. So instead of arguing with them every morning, I created a solution to all of our daily battles that I know you are going to love for your kiddos as well. It’s a DIY kids daily clothes organizer.
I crave order, and I felt every morning there was so much disorder and chaos. My girls would argue about who was wearing what and what they did not want to wear. The daily disorder and chaos was driving me crazy.
So in order for me to find peace in the mornings, I knew I need to create some order in their daily routine.
I remember when I initially started to brainstorm a solution for our what to wear daily battles. I found some items I liked, but never felt like the right fit. Then I realized I just needed to organize my girls’ outfits for the entire week in a simple and easy to use way. Yet everything I found was too expensive. I don’t know about you, but the idea of spending $100+ dollars on something for my girls that I was not totally in love with was crazy. So like any mom when you find an idea you like but you don’t love, you DIY it to make it your own and do it a whole lot cheaper.
Making the DIY Kids Daily Clothes Organizer
For this super easy and inexpensive kids daily clothes organizer, all you need is:
- Hanging Shelf Organizer (I got mine from Walmart for $5)
- Days of the Week Printable (I laminated mine, but printing on heavy cardstock will work just fine)
- Hole puncher
- String or yarn (I used yarn because that’s what I already had and it matched the organizer)
With only these five items, you are well on your way to solving a problem most of us moms deal with on a daily basis. All you have to do is cut out each of your days of the week from the printable. Punch holes in the top corners of each day and each shelf in the hanging shelf organizer. Then you take your string or yarn to attach each day to the top of each shelf in the hanging shelf organizer and you are done!
Now you know I love printables, so I just had to create one! Not only is it cute, but it can be used for any age, any gender, and for years to come. So click here for your copy of the Days of the Week Printable. (Before you download, please remember that these printables are free and for your personal use only. They cannot be sold, distributed, or marketed for monetary gain in any way. Thanks for your cooperation!)
Using the DIY Kids Daily Clothes Organizer
This is the great part, actually using it. In my house, we fill up the organizer every Sunday before I start dinner. Sunday is our day to get ready for the next week. When it is time to pick clothes for the week, I take my phone with my weather app open and sit on the floor in their rooms while they pick their clothes. My job is to make sure the clothes they pick are weather appropriate, match, and that they don’t forget anything.
I cannot tell you how many times not having socks has caused a meltdown in the morning. ? Then at night while they are getting ready for the next day, they put the clothes they have already selected for that day on their dresser and we’re done!
Having the DIY kids daily clothes organizer has been a total game changer in my house. My girls get to exercise their independence, individuality, and fashion sense by picking out their own clothes for every day of the week. (Except for Sunday because hey, I’m their mom and I still like to dress my little ladies from time to time. ?) This typically results in drama free mornings, at least with regards to what they are going to wear. ?
I’d love to know how you plan on using your own DIY kids daily clothes organizer
for your kids in the comments!