Get your kids prepared for school
Are you tired of the battles over your child getting dressed before school?
With these helpful tips and tricks, you can organize your child’s closet to prepare for the school year and reduce stress in the home when it comes to getting ready for school.
Involve your child in the organizing process
Tip: If your child is having a hard time letting go of old items, place the items in a sealed box and put them in storage for a month. After the month is over, allow your child to determine if he or she really needs the items.
Kids often like to feel useful and needed when it comes to chores, especially when it’s an activity that can be done with a parent. By involving your child in the process of cleaning out and organizing his or her closet, you can work together to get rid of any outgrown clothing, toys and items your child doesn’t need or use and then turn it into a positive and fulfilling outcome.
How to organize school clothes
To build your child’s independence and confidence — and hopefully decrease morning battles — organize your child’s closet to make dressing for school an easy and positive experience.
Tip: A hanging sweater organizer or stackable bins or drawers help to organize and hold daily clothing for young children. Involve your child in picking out his or her clothing at the beginning of the week to fill the sweater organizer for the week ahead.
Using closet organizers with younger children
Even a preschooler can have an organized closet. In fact, preschool is a perfect time to get your child involved in picking his own clothes for school and dressing himself. When a child reaches the age of 3 or 4, he will likely want to do everything on his own, but is also tuning his fine motor skills — zipping a zipper, buttoning a button, learning back and front, inside out, etc.
Getting dressed for school tips
Decrease the morning battles over getting dressed before school by implementing these tips:
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