Sorry my Monday Mommy Tip is a day late, but yesterday we spent the entire day at an onsen--more on that later.
So, if you have kids, you know how hard it is to get them up and dressed. Some kids are natural fashion-istas, while others could care less about what they wear. My kid is somewhere in between. Some days he can be dressed in seconds, while other days he has to pull out every item from his dresser and analyze it before he decides whether or not it's exactly what he wants to wear.
I got tired of being late because Jude couldn't find the right Star Wars t-shirt or his favorite shark t-shirt, so I bought a closet organizer--like this one.
Jude washes his own laundry now, usually on Sundays--more on that later. After he washes his laundry, I help him fold it, and then we put together outfits for the following week. This takes about 15 minutes, but it is so worth it. Then, on Monday morning, all he has to do is grab the clothes in Monday's slot and get dressed. There's no searching, no fussing, and no mess making.
Also, since Jude has to wear certain clothing on certain days, this organizer has been really helpful for us. (He has to wear his spirit shirt to school on Fridays, and his soccer uniform for games on Saturdays.) We put the appropriate outfit in the correct day the clothing has to be worn. Then, we don't have to go searching for something at the last minute.
This handy-dandy closet organizer is great buy!