If you have small children, you know the keeping everything organized can sometimes be a huge challenge right? So, what do you do? You head to the store and spend hundreds of dollars on storage solutions, right? Wrong! Here are some great organizing hacks for small children to keep things organized and save you some cash as well.
Organizing Hacks for Small Children
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Shoeboxes for art supplies
Tired of crayons and other art supplies all over the house? All you need to organize them all is an empty shoebox, empty toilet paper rolls and some glue. Glue together several empty toilet paper rolls (about 12-15), then place them inside the shoebox. Then, just put the crayons, markers, paint brushes and pencils inside the empty rolls. You can also use little-galvanized gardening buckets to store supplies. Check out more ideas for keeping arts and crafts supplies corralled!
Dish drying rack for coloring books
You know those plastic dish racks that you use to dry your dishes? You can use an empty one to keep your child’s coloring books neat and organized.
Mason jars for bathroom items
If you have more than one child, trying to keep their individual supplies for brushing their teeth organized isn’t always easy. All you need is one mason jar for each child and some labels. Label each jar with the child’s name, then store their toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss.
Kleenex boxes for sick kids
When kids are sick, they often use Kleenex to wipe their little noses and then toss the dirty Kleenex throughout the house. You can easily prevent this with 2 Kleenex boxes, one with Kleenex and one that is empty. Secure the two boxes together with a couple of rubber bands and hand it to your child. They can use the empty Kleenex box as trash.
Command hook to hang bibs
Everyone has at least one, if not more, Command hooks in their kitchen. Stick one to the back of your little one’s highchair. When they are done eating each meal, just hang their bib on the hook, so you always know where it is.
Organize hair accessories
If your little girl has a ton of hair accessories, keep them all organized in one of those little craft boxes used for beading. The compartments are small enough for little bands and bows. Got a lot of bigger bows and headbands? Use small storage drawers instead.
Repurpose shoe organizers
Shoe organizers are perfect for everything from stuffed animals to lightweight books. Hang one on the inside of your child’s playroom closet to wrangle all sorts of small objects. She’ll never lose her favorite doll again!
Life with small children can be chaotic. All the organizing hacks in the world can’t change that! Still, these hacks do give you some control over the sheer amount of stuff that children come with! You may not always be able to control the little ones, but you can control the little things! Need more organizing hacks? Check out our favorite money-saving hacks!
Do you have any favorite organizing hacks for small children? Share in the comments!