There is nothing better than a clean, organised closet for your kids. Doesn't matter if they're babies, toddlers or older kids, when everything is in the right place all the time, it makes your job as a parent much easier. Getting ready in the morning doesnt seem like a chore anymore. And there is less clutter. You'll find exactly what you need when you need it. Whether that's your baby's favourite yellow onesie, or your toddler's red and white sweater that he loves to wear. Here are 7 ways to organise our kids' closet for hassle-free parenting. 7 Hacks to Organise Your Kids' Closet Clean The first thing you have to do before you even begin with the organising is to clear out the closet and lay the clothes out in a "sorting station". It is also advisable to wash any laundry that may be lying about, and going through them one by one after that. While you're at it, might as well deep clean the closet. Get rid of any dust or cobwebs you may find and give it a full wipe-down. Even if the closet or wardrobe is fresh from the store. You never know what hands might have touched it. Assess Before you even think about sorting, carefully evaluate your child's closet. It's potential and areas of improvement. Take measurements if you're planning on modifying it or adding extra storage solutions to maximise space. Look through pictures on popular apps like Pinterest so you can have a good idea about how to organise your child's closet. And also what organising accoutrements you may need. Some good tools and supplies that you need for organising clothes are storage baskets (preferably square ones), laundry hampers, hangers (of different colours for categorising purposes), organiser shelves, etc. Sort Once you've removed all your child's clothes from their closet, now's the time to sort through them one by one. This goes without saying but you should ideally sort clothing items by type. So tops, bottoms, underwear, accessories, etc. And then further break those down. Tops (shirts, polos, button-downs, sweaters, etc.), bottoms (trousers, shorts, etc). While this isn't exactly a "hack", since it's a pretty obvious step, it's also one that not many people take seriously. But organising clothese based on type is the first step to recognising what's lacking in your child's wardrobe. If they have more shirts than pants, or vice versa. Minimise Now comes the part that every parent hates. Downsizing your child's wardrobe. As hard as it is to admit, some of your kids' clothes don't fit them well anymore, or they're stained and overwashed beyond recognition. Take this opportunity to put these old clothes into a separate pile. And after you're done you can put them away in storage or give them away for donation or to a friend or family member who have babies. This can also be a learning moment for your child where you can teach a little bit about charity. Involve them in the process if you want. Categorise One clever hack when categorising clothing items is to organise each one by frequency of use. These are the types of clothes that you'll want to keep at the front and center of the closet. Places where its easy for you to access without having to rummage endlessly through each pile. It would be good if you prepare a rough schematics for this first if you have time. While sorting may be easy, categorising involves assigning importance to each clothing item. But the general rule of thumb is to do so by frequency of use. Put those at the easier to reach places. If you're using coloured hangers as was suggested earlier, you can assign each type of clothing a colour. Red hangers for button-downs, blue hangers for t-shirts, etc. Optimise After you've sorted, minimised and categorised, this is the part where you further optimise your organising plan. This is also the time to label all the hangers, boxes, shelves and any other organising accoutrements you've bought. This is a clever hack that works wonders for organising closets. You'll know exactly where to put each item. So that even if it all does get messed up again, at least they'll be in their own respective categories. Don't be afraid to change things up as you see fit. And rearranging your earlier schematics to better fit your child's daily use. If your child is old enough to dress themselves, keep their most used clothing items where they can easily reach them. Assemble After all the storage solutions are installed, you can begin putting the clothes into their new homes. A clever hack when doing this is to fill the boxes and shelves first before hanging the clothes. Clothes that you'll want to keep in boxes include underwear and accessories. And other non-daily, fancywear or dresswear, that your child only wears during special occasions. Whereas all the ones that you hang are the everyday clothes. Hanging clothes also saves you time on ironing. Which is another hack that you may find useful. Organising the Chaos Organising your child's closet shouldn't be a chore. Kid's clothes are small and easier to handle than adult ones. You can also use this time to bond with your kids if they're available to help. So don't forget to let them join in on the sorting and even with the assembling. It's a great opportunity for you to teach your kids a little bit about organisation. Which they will eventually do once they're adults. You don't want your kids to grow up being messy. Once they know how to do it from you, you can pass on the reigns. They'll be able to take care of their own closet in no time. For more insightful stories and fun recipes, stay tuned to Motherhood Story!