An organized wardrobe and a functional storage space come with many benefits. Your child’s room will be tidier, you’ll prepare the clothes for washing effortlessly and you’ll dress your little one more quickly for school/kindergarten in the morning rush.
Here are 15 tips on how to prepare your little one’s wardrobe for the fall season.
Sorting the clothes
The first step is to gather all the clothes for the fall season in one place. Then have him/her try on all the kids’ clothes and shoes to see if they still fit. Make a list of everything you need to buy in the next size.
For the cold season, your little one’s wardrobe should not lack cotton T-shirts, long-sleeved blouses, thick tracksuits, a jacket, and a waterproof jumpsuit.
If your child is old enough, involve him in sorting the clothes and choosing the new ones.
Storage of kids’ clothes
Once you’ve decided what clothes to keep and you bought the things your little one needs, it’s time to store them. Make sure that you only keep what’s necessary.
When it comes to storing clothes, there are some tricks to make them take up less space in your closet:
- Roll the T-shirts and underwear;
- Store blouses horizontally. You will form rows that will allow you to see them all at a glance, and take out the ones you want without displacing the others;
- Fold your jeans and pants in four. The first step is to fold them in half, then fold them once more.
Make sure you protect thick clothes from insects such as moths. Did you know that there are natural solutions to keep them away? These include cedar oil, chestnuts, lavender, or cloves.
Another thing you should consider when storing clothes is to place them at your child’s level. If you want to teach him to dress up alone for school or kindergarten, it’s important to be easy to get everything he needs. Also, if you need boxes/containers, choose some transparent ones to see what is stored in them.
Don’t forget to decorate the closet! Give it personality according to your little one’s favorite style and things. Let them choose a theme and you can print cute stickers according to it. This will motivate your child to keep the storage space organized.
Textile waste is one of the top sources of environmental pollution, after those in the oil industry. Don’t throw away kids’ clothes that don’t fit your little one anymore! If they’re in a good state, give them to younger siblings, cousins, or other good friends. If they’re damaged, there are organizations or even high street stores that will recycle them.
You can also look for creative ideas to give them a new look or donate them. Search on the internet for a map of local centers where you can donate kid’s clothes near you.