How To Fold Kids Clothes Neatly
[Tips on How To Fold Kids Clothes Neatly]
Guess what's creeping up on us right after wash day? Ugh, it's folding and organizing- and regardless of how adorable those little onesies and pajama sets are, getting them into a neat compact fold is challenging. Well, for the organizing junkies out there, the odd satisfaction of neat, crisp rows in the drawers is enough to keep you going; however, if we're being entirely honest, this joy is short-lived when you have kids. We all know folding up kids' clothes is only half the job done; getting them to stay pristinely stacked up is the tricky part. So, what now?
Folding and Organizing Kids Wear In One Go
At this point, you're probably tempted just to shove those tiny dresses and pants in the drawer and forget about them until it's time to play dress up- we've all been there before. What if there's another way to go about it- an efficient, time and space-saving method to putting away those baby clothes. From celebrity Marie Kondo's folding tips to drawer organization hacks that mommies swear by, we've structured tools to keep out that jumble from your kids' drawers.
Marie Kondo's folding method capitalizes on tidiness, accessibility, and space, so if those shorts and trousers take up frustratingly too much space in your kid's closet, you'll want to sit tight for this one. Place the pants on a flat surface and straightened out any creases and corners. Begin by folding them in half, one leg attached to the other, and then fold up the legs to the pants waist. Finally, fold the bigger rectangle in half to form a fillable square; you can always stop at two folds for shorts.
Folding these tiny little dresses after a wash may not seem like much until you're working with a chest of drawers. The tutu and foamy-like underdress present a challenge when it comes to folding, but that doesn't mean your little girl should miss out on her princess affair- invest in little hangers for her closet and line those tiny beauties up. Besides, dresses are sown from intricate fabric, and shoving them into a drawer could ruin the material. Maybe consider hanging up the dress if lint isn't your jam.
Folding shirts and tops are pretty simple- have the shirt lay with the front-facing down, then fold one-third of it towards the middle and do the same with the adjacent side. If the shirt is sleeved, fold the sleeves in and the one-third of the shirt to the center. Fold the remaining part towards the middle to achieve a perfect square fold. Folding shirts in three thirds before filing them lets you see the design without pulling it out of the drawer.
Outers and cover-ups are different from your baby's regular clothes. Sweatshirts, winter sweaters, puffy jackets, and cold season pieces are made from heavy material. While folding up your kid's outers is very doable, it isn't functional as most of these items are bulky, and you won't get them to lay as flat as you'd want them to. For outers, it is better to store them on the hanger; rather than filling your children's drawers to the brim, consider hanging up the sweatshirt on a hanger- this way, it is easier to access, and you are left with more space to throw in the kids socks.
One Final Thought
Traditional folding will always get the job done, but oh, the frustration that comes with it! You can't blame the kids for the consequent mess when digging through clothes; adults barely get it right themselves. Instead, adopt a more functional style of folding your clothes, this way, you preserve your sanity, and the children grasp a sense of autonomy and order over their belongings. Better yet, incorporate partitions into the drawers and ask the kids to help you color coordinate their clothes- this is a fun way to bond and help them personalize their space.