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Organizing Made Easy For Kids (& Mom)

Photo Labels make searching for items a snap!

If you have kids, you understand the frustration when it comes to organizing. Luckily, our organizers have proven solutions that fit your home and lifestyle!

Dress-up Accessories (click on the image for a larger view)

Do your kids have small accessories hiding in their closets? Sort small items by category in clear labeled shoe boxes. Storing accessories in clear boxes allows your children to see and find items easily. To make organizing more efficient (and more fun!) add a photo on the outside which contains the contents of the inside. Now there’s no more excuses for the kids’ not knowing where to put their play jewelry back!

Labeled closet rod markers

Accessible Closets (click on the image for a larger view)

If your kids’ have dress-up costumes, try sorting them by type (as pictured to the right).

Add labeled closet rod markers to the hanging rod so the kids know exactly where to hang costumes back up when finished playing. Closet markers can be labeled on both sides. If foreign languages are spoken in your home, try English on one side and another language on the other side. When installing a custom closet for your children, don’t forget to consider the height of the hanging rod. After all, wouldn’t you hate to have to clean up after the kids because there excuse is they can’t reach?! For higher shelves, try keeping a mini step-stool on the floor in the back of the space for easy access.

Labeled clear storage boxes

 

Barbies, Barbies, Barbies! (click on the image for a larger view)

Do your kids have an overflowing collection of Barbie clothes? If so, try sorting the collection by category (Barbie dresses vs. Barbie accessories). When everything has its own place, it easy to find and put away. Sorting by category also works well for other small toys like cars, trucks, trains, animals, balls, etc. Label bins by color. For example, use pink for labeling Barbie bins. Here at Color-Coded, we’re convinced adding a splash of color makes life more fun! If you don’t have a label maker and want to get creative, spend some quality time with your kids and draw pictures of each category contained. Attach clear plastic adhesive holders to the outside of each box. Slip each picture in a plastic holder. Viola – you just created-your-own-label and spent quality time bonding with your children!

 

    Alejandra Costello
  • About Alejandra

  • Since 2008, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 100+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and "The Decluttering Queen" by Good Morning America, Alejandra's expertise has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah.com, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. You can read more about Alejandra here or see our Press page here.

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