This simple DIY Monday through Friday clothes organizer will make planning your toddler or young kids’ outfits for the week so easy.
The best part is that you probably already have all of the materials, which makes this a super cheap and manageable project.
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A Daily Clothes Organizer Can Help Simplify Your Morning Routine
After several weeks of lockdown, many states are gradually reopening. For a lot of working moms, that means heading back to the office and sending their kids back to school and daycare.
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The reopening of our state just happened to coincide with the end of my maternity leave. As a second-time mom, I felt more comfortable going back to work than I did after my first maternity leave but I know it’s still going to be HARD.
With a toddler and a new baby, I feel like I have to be super organized. This is especially true during the busy morning rush while I’m trying to get myself ready for work and two kids ready for daycare.
To help save time in the mornings, I love having my kids’ outfits already picked out. Here’s a very easy-to-make weekly clothes organizer that you can use for your children’s outfits each day.
Related: Looking for a daily clothing organizer for a younger child? Check out this DIY weekly clothes organizer for babies.
Make Your Own Monday Through Friday kids Clothes Organizer
You can make this do-it-yourself daily outfit organizer using items you probably already have around the house. It’s so simple and easy!
All you really need is a type of container big enough to hold five days of your child’s outfits and something to make dividers with it. Coming up, I will show you the step by step process I used to make a Monday through Friday clothes organizer for my kids.
Of course, you don’t have to just stop at Friday! Include Saturday and Sunday if you’d rather make a clothing organizer for the entire week plus the weekend.
This weekly clothes bin is a great option for organizing outfits each morning, especially for small spaces. If you don’t have a lot of room or a lot of closet space, this DIY clothing organizer can fit neatly on top of a dresser or table.
Materials You’ll Need
- Storage container, basket, or bin. This needs to be large enough to fit 5 or 7 days worth of outfits for your child. You can see below what I used for my three-year-old.
- Construction paper
- Cardboard. Have an Amazon purchase arriving soon? If you’re anything like me, of course you do! Save the box to use the cardboard for this project.
- Gluestick (or any kind of glue or tape)
- Sharpie or marker
Step by Step Instructions To Make a Monday Through Friday Clothes Organizer for Your Kids
Step One: Choose a storage container or bin
You can use any size or type of bin that will fit multiple outfits for your toddler or older child.
I used this container for my three-year-old. It fits five pant and shirt outfits nicely for her, plus some room to spare if needed (for bulkier winter clothes).
Step two: Make dividers for each day of the week
Gather five (or seven) pieces of construction or colored paper. Use as many pieces of paper as you want days in your organizer. For a Monday through Friday organizer, use five pieces. Use seven pieces to include Saturday and Sunday.
Fold the pieces of construction paper in half. You’ll use these as dividers for each day’s outfit. I did five days for each school day (or daycare day).
Step three: Glue colored paper to the cardboard.
I glued cardboard to the inside of the construction paper in order to make the paper dividers more sturdy.
You can cut cardboard pieces out of a diaper box. My husband is always getting rid of our diaper boxes but I try to hide some because I know they’ll come in handy for DIY projects!
Step four: Label the dividers with the days of the week
Use a sharpie or marker and write the days of the week on top of each color divider. Arrange them in the storage bin in chronological order.
Step five: Add your kids’ outfits for each day of the week
Here’s a helpful tip! Since I work full time during the week, I do most of the laundry on the weekends. I’ve found that it saves time for me if I pick out the outfits for each day of the week as I’m putting away my kids’ laundry.
Final Thoughts on This DIY Monday Through Friday Clothes Organizer for Kids
As you can see, this days of the week outfit organizer is so simple to make and it truly does help to simplify our mornings.
Grabbing an outfit from our Monday through Friday clothes organizer makes getting my kids ready for daycare in the morning SO MUCH EASIER.