While on our beach vacations this summer, I started organizing her clothes by outfit instead of by type of clothing (shirts, shorts, etc.). She could pick out her own outfit without worry, thus exerting some of her own choice. AMAZING. Perhaps I should do this for Handy Hubby too?
I reorganized her closet last week before school started - she was excited immediately! Woohoo! Here's how it looked before (though not quite this neat):
Here's how it looks now:
I took out a shelf and hung a bar at her height (thank goodness for Elfa). I will probably move that shelf with the bar below it up another notch or two, so she has room for a few baskets for headbands and tights on top of her shoe cubbies.
I then assembled her outfits on a single hanger (for the most part):
And a picture of the proud closet owner (blog photo bomber):
I hope I can keep up with this system throughout the year. I often hang out in her room while she gets ready for bed (pushing her along) so perhaps I can do some outfit assemblage instead of just sitting and waiting.
And here are my cuties on the first day of school. Her dress is from Gymboree. Wish they had the dress in my size!
First day of school: DONE! Both kids loved their teachers. I hope the rest of the year goes as smoothly!