How Do You Keep Your Kids Clothes Organized?

{End of the Year Clean Sweep} *Get organized BEFORE the holidays
It’s the question we all want to know, how are other moms tackling all of those tiny socks and stack of pajama pants? Do they have a tried and true secret the rest of use don’t know about?

I asked ten moms one simple question, What works for you, how do you keep your kids clothes organized? Here’s what they had to say:


10 moms share how they keep their kids clothes organized

“We have all of our girls’ clothes in an armoire by the front door – they get dressed and go.” ~ Helen of Curly Birds

“We don’t have a dresser. We have baskets for each boy – one for pajamas, one for pants, one for shirts, one for underwear. Easy for me to put laundry away. Easy for them to grab and go!”

“As far as shoes goes, my best organization tip is don’t have too many! One pair of sneaks, one pair of boots (rain or snow) and one pair of sandals.” ~ Danielle of Crafting Connections

“We have a sweater organizer hanging in our hall closet for the kids. When they come in from the cold outside, they have their own cubbies and stuff their hats, mittens, hoodies and scarves in them. It’s easy on me and fun for them. We also have two cubbie units on the floor for them to toss their shoes in.” ~ Jill of That Moxie Girl

“We lay out all of our outfits for the week on Sunday. I have a 3M command hook hanging behind each of their doors. When they go to bed at night, I hang the clothes for the next day. When they wake up in the morning, they know what to do.” ~ Michelle of Family Love in My City

“Shoes go in a basket downstairs where they are most often left; if it can be hung, it gets hung (even if it means using clothes pins) and outfits get hung together on the same hanger; I pin pj’s together with old fashioned diaper pins so they stay matched; bows go in a drawer in my bathroom where we “do” her hair. I’m all about efficiency!” ~ Amanda of ARG Photographs & La Petit Designs

“When clothes are too small or messy, they are put into the hand-me-down/donate pile immediately.” Melissa of Lone Star Signers

“Everything has it’s own space; Pajama drawer, Pants drawer and I arrange the closet my putting all the same type of clothing together and by color coordinating it all.” Kristina of Hot Mama in the City

“The thing that has made the BIGGEST difference in how I organize my kids’ clothing is simply to own less of it! No matter what organizational system I used, it seemed to get out of hand. It still does – but it’s a lot more manageable now that I keep our stuff to a minimum.” Jessica of One Simple Thing 

“For the younger ones, I have a small box on their shelf for each day of the week. On Sundays we fill the boxes with their clothes for each day and then they have everything they need each morning without mom having to go help. It makes the mornings so much easier!” Lisa of The Pennington Point

“My boys share a room and closet. They have a three drawer dresser with their underwear, pajamas and pants inside. For their shirts, my older son has his shirts hanging from the top and my youngest son has his shirts hanging on a lower bar. Not only does it save space, but he can reach his shirts and dress himself Win win!” Kim of Hope Whispers

Lots of great ideas here! Now it’s your turn, have a great tip of your own? Feel free to share them with us in the comments below, we can all learn from each other.


Stacy Teet of KidsStuffWorld.comThese organizational tips were brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Stacy Teet. Stacy is the mom behind KidsStuffWorld. Her writing is chock-full of tips for enjoying parenthood, saving money, entertaining your kids and making your family’s life a bit simpler.

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  1. When my daughter was an infant and toddler I organized her clothes into packaged outfits. I folded a top and bottom together and put the package into her dresser drawer. This worked great for staying organized and ensuring whomever dressed her had her dressed in matched clothes. Now that she is a big kid we hang everything possible in her closet so it can easily be seen. Shirts are separated between long and short sleeve and then organized by color. Bottoms (jeans, leggings, shorts, skirts) are separate by type and then hung on multi-level clip hanger. This works great to be able to see everything.

  2. Awesome ideas and tips!

  3. I started doing one load of laundry per child. Instead of sorting colours I throw everything from one bedroom hamper into the washing machine. I’ve never had issues with colours running and it’s so much easier when it comes to putting the laundry away.

  4. Great tips!

  5. Melissa Kelly says:

    I have a tote box under the bed to hold clothes that are too small. Then I can transfer into a box to store away once the tote gets full.
    I have a wipes box to hold all the bows and clips in her dresser drawer.


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