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It is August now and school starts here in 14 days. 14 days?!?! Summer mornings are all easy-breezy – waking up without an alarm and slowly easing into the day … aah. That is very different from school mornings, which are GO! GO! GO! GO!
TidyLiving sent me a Back-to-Campus Bundle and I wanted to show you how I’ll be using it to make mornings easier this school year. Because really, with four kids, it is my mission in life to make school mornings as easy as possible.
KIDS DAILY OUTFIT SORTER
One of the most helpful ways I make mornings easier is the daily clothes sorter. When selecting what to wear, there is the potential for so much drama. Mis-matching issues, missing pieces, and more can slow down school mornings.
You can use the 6 slots as an ordered set – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Weekend. Or, put 6 good outfits in all the slots and let the child pick any pile any day (this works best for us). I especially love this for my little man, because it helps him be independent getting dressed while also matching!
I can not explain fully in words what a difference picking outfits in advance makes on school mornings!
(I avoid taking pictures in dark closets as much as possible, so I had my kids help me with these.)
DON’T FORGET A PLACE FOR SHOES
And to go along with the clothes, of course we need a place to organize shoes. I love how narrow this organizer is! It fits so well in the closet, barely taking any room at all, but providing SO MUCH organizing space!
The velcro top is much better than the hanger-type alternative I’ve seen. It is very secure and it stays in place!!
HEADING TO COLLEGE?
Obviously, the Back-to-Campus Bundle is a great organizing set for kids heading off to college. These items are great for dorm-organizing!
- Clothes Hanger (wide) – not just for clothes! Shoes, a basket of socks or underwear, accessories, and more could fit in here.
- Shoe Hanger (narrow) – also not just for shoes! Imagine rolled up sweaters, jeans, and more!
- Narrow No-Slip Hangers – narrow hangers allow more clothes in a tiny closet.
- Under-bed storage container – for off-season clothes, extra bedding, or anything you want to store neatly out-of-the-way.
- Pop-up hamper – Drag dirty clothes anywhere. Bendable to squeeze into small spaces.
I really love these hangers for tween’s clothes! They are sturdy (not easily breakable), but also narrow and non-slip. That non-slip part is soooo important to me. I hate when clean clothes fall off hangers and lie around the bottom of closets.
MORE THAN SCHOOL ORGANIZING
I’m actually in Branson, MO right now, finishing up a family reunion being held here. While I was packing for the family pictures we’ve taken while here, I put all the special picture clothes in one place in the under-bed container. With the trunk full of luggage and boxes, this was flexible and fit nicely.
I always bring laundry bags or pop-up hampers when we travel to collect our dirty clothes. Here is the Tidy Living bag sitting by the washer/dryer in the suite where we’re staying. Having dirty laundry in a bag(s) is so much better than scattered piles on the floor.
Obviously, this Back-to-Campus Bundle can help organize a ton of places and not just for students, but I am most looking forward to school mornings being a little easier!!
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