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Organizing Your Child’s Accessories

Posted on April 12, 2013 @ 10:25 Friday by Gandzee | 0 comments

Organizing kids’ accessories is a daunting task for any parent. We thought we’d offer some simple tips on approaching the job without zapping too much of your time or brain power. Both are too valuable to waste!  

For your little girls, the first thing you need to grab is something in which to store all those hair ribbons. Otherwise, they end up shoved into a drawer somewhere and are never in the right place when you need them. Worse, you wind up going out and replacing bows and barrettes in colors and styles you already own. 

This hanging organizer fits the bill perfectly. 

Not only will it keep all of those cute bows in one place but if you hang it low enough, your daughter can be a part of the solution--clipping her bows back onto the ribbon when she’s done wearing one or when she finds a stray barrette in the bottom of her toy bin!

The next area to tackle is the closet. Scary, I know, but with the right gear, even the closet can be a place of Zen. A multi-pocket over-the-door shoe organizer can be repurposed to give all your child’s little accessories homes of their own. 

It’s perfect for stashing those sunglasses your little one can never find, smaller hair clips, rolled up belts or even costume jewelry. Also, once your child’s reading, all the little pockets offer a fun place to stash handwritten reminders like “Make Bed” or “Comb hair before breakfast.”

Shoes are a problem in our house. There are too many of them! Now, admittedly, I am a part of that problem because they’re sooo fun to buy, but once they make their way into our home, I need a storage solution that keeps them out of the way. Additional shelving in your kids’ closets can help, and, if you want to take the issue outside, try using shelving in your garage or laundry room. You’ll save your floors and the kids will have the shoes where they need them, whether they’re coming or going.

The key to being able to tackle organization for me has always been to bite it off in small chunks. Smaller jobs let you enjoy some quick success. It feels good to check something off the list and move on to the next thing. And the absolute best feeling comes when you get your kids involved in the process. They feel like part of the solution and are more likely to maintain the organization system with you... something everyone appreciates!

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