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WFMW: Daily Clothes Organizing

I got so tired of the ‘getting ready’ drama in the mornings, that I’ve tried to take a bit of the sting out of getting ready for school.

The best thing that I did was buy one of these from IKEA for $2.99. I love IKEA. And I’m super cheap and didn’t want to pay $20 for the specific days of the week organizers, so this works out perfectly for us.

On Sunday night I pick out D3’s clothes for the week. He used to help me choose, but now he doesn’t want to- which is fine by me!

I put shirt, pants, socks, and underwear in each little cubbie, so that all he has to do is grab and get dressed in the mornings.

This has been a lifesaver!

I also have a chart taped on the inside of his closet that gives him a run down of the things he has to do each morning.

If you can’t read it, it lists go to the restroom, get dressed, eat breakfast, brush teeth and hair, put lunch box in backpack and be ready to go by 7:20.

He doesn’t really rely on this chart anymore, but for quite a while it was a super important piece of paper!

A little bit of clothes organization to help my sanity in the mornings works for me!

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  1. We are so the same person in this area! I ended up not having to do the week of clothes thing, but I was going to. At first, we would pick out clothes the night before, but as the year went on, we even stopped that. But I am a huge believer in the chart! Those little posters totally changed our life, and I’m not even kidding. He never asks what he needs to do, and he even does a clean up job at night unasked because it’s on the chart! I am a HUGE fan of the morning/bedtime chart.

    That thing from Ikea is perfect, and if I ever need to do the week of clothes things, I’m going to get that exact thing. Genius!

  2. The charts used to save my life when he was home all day. I think you’ve inspired me to go back to the bedtime chart though. I would love some unprompted cleaning up around here. 🙂

  3. I’m sitting here with a cup of coffee catching up on your blog! A little piece of heaven! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new spring theme! SOOOO pretty!

    Charts work well for us, too. I have done them a few times and Nate keeps asking me to make more (I usually put superheroes on his, so he loves them)! I need to print some more out. There are some good ones on this website: http://www.dltk-cards.com/chart/

    Let me know how B does with the potty training. One of my kids’ favorite potty books is Once Upon a Potty. There’s one for boys (Joshua) and one for girls (Prudence). That one was highly effective for us – even the little boy I used to nanny for had it! Another good one is Everyone Poops. We laughed so hard the first three times we read it, but the kids loved it! David has shown no interest in the potty, but I am ready for the first little inkling that he might be ready!

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