I was on Studio 5 showing Back-to-School Organization ideas. This was one of the ideas I shared about planning your kids clothes for the whole week. By planning for the week or at least the night before mornings go so much smoother.

I made it using a few simple crafting pieces and an over the door hanger with hooks for everyday of the week.

I bought these thin pieces of wood at Hobby Lobby (4 to a package) and then used my crop-o-dile to punch a larger hole to thread the twine through.

Then I used scrapbook paper that matches Emilee’s room to cover the wood label. I use mod podge to adhere the paper, but as you know sometimes you can get a few bubbles. I always use a little roller to roll over the paper to smooth out any little air bubbles. It works perfectly.

I used stickers to mark the days of the week on each label.

Then I punched a hole through the paper in the same place as the label hole and added twine so it could be attached to the door hanger.

Once the labels were tied on Emilee could pick out her clothes for the whole week. She can also add accessories like belts, necklaces or scarves to the top hook to go with each outfit.

This is another system I use for the boys. I bought these hooks in the hardware area. I hang 2 options of clothes on the hooks. That way they can have a part in deciding what they wear but you know it’s appropriate for school. I just add another outfit before bedtime for the next day so they always have 2 options.

How do you plan and organize your kids school clothes?

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NaDell September 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm

The best trick I have for stubborn toddlers and preschoolers who like to pick their own outfit is to let them whenever you can and then when you have to pick (or want them to look extra nice), let them choose between two approved choices. With my oldest daughter I knew which outfit was her least favorite (but still cute), so I’d pick that one and the one I wanted her to wear. She never chose the other one, so it worked out for us.

I love your over the door hooks!

Shannah @ Just Us Four September 12, 2012 at 11:30 am

Great tips! I found my daughter used to give me a hard time if I didn’t let her choose but I was never really happy with the outfits she put togehter herself. The solution: all clothes are hung as outfits on one hanger. She gets to pick any one hanger when selecting her outfits. She gets the choice but I get to make sure it matches, etc.

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