With my kids and my busy schedule, we have gotten into the habit of doing laundry once a week. Here are a few of posts about my laundry room process. Laundry Room Closet Organization Laundry Chore Organized and Finished! To help my kids and I get ready faster in the morning, I decided to experiment this school year. We matched up our outfits on Sunday for the weekdays and hung them in the closet. It worked nicely for my daughter, but my son, didn't think it was necessary so he stopped. Boys will be boys. After a few months, it seemed to work pretty well, but I noticed some issues especially with my walk-in closet.
I noticed that if I gathered the clothes for the week together, I couldn't place them all in one place. It was really bulky. My garment bar couldn't hold the weight even if I placed each day's clothing on one hanger. It was way too many clothes.
And, even though my clothes were sorted by day, I was still thinking about which clothes to wear because I didn't have a way to label the hangers. You see my goal was not to think in the morning. So, I decided to find something that I could use to make hanger labels. This is what I came up with.
I was at Target the other day and noticed this these wine glasses labels. I had the liquid chalk marker from a previous DIY Project. =) It was really affordable. It comes with 6 but I really only needed 5 for the week.
This gave me an idea. Why not use these rings for your hangers? Here is how it looks now. It would also work for children that hang their clothes as well.
Cute, right? Very easy and simple to make. It works better on the fatter plastic hangers. Now, I can just add these labels to the hangers on Sunday for the entire week and all I need to do is pull the pants from the pants section of my closet and shirt from the shirt section. This eliminates me from have to make room for all these clothes in one area of my closet. I plan on going back and getting a few more sets for my daughter's closet too.
If you are looking for weekday clothing organizers for your kids, I found these on Amazon.com. Click on the image to buy.
Sugarbooger Numbers Closet Dividers, set of 5 - these are great for sorting infant sizes in a closet. I had something similar for my son and daughter when they were babies. It helped when people gave me hand-me-downs.
I hope this inspires you to think outside the box when organizing your clothes in your closet. What is your favorite tip when organizing your weekday clothes? Please leave a comment below.
NOTE: if you plan on clicking through to Amazon or Target, full disclosure: I received a referral fee of the sale.