School is out for the summer! The joy of that moment lasts approximately 3.2 seconds before the arguing and “I’m bored” whining begins. When you are looking for something to do give one of these closet projects for summer a try!
Closet Projects for Summer
Let the Chores Begin
Many parents want to balance the time their children spend on screens with activities that are a bit more productive. You can find chore charts all over the internet, like this free one, that allow you to incorporate a “before you play” lifestyle in your home. It’s time to start getting things done around the house!
We’d like to suggest that in addition to things like dishes, dusting, or scrubbing toilets you add a few closet chores to the list! Better Homes & Gardens reminds us that kids can organize too!
Let children be a part of the organization process and you might be surprised by how willing they are to help declutter the space and keep the closet organized. Encourage little ones to tell you how they’d like to sort and store their favorite items, or let them choose what kids’ closet dividers they like best. Work together with older kids to get organized, then turn them loose to decorate the space with their favorite colors and patterns.
Encourage those youngsters to purge unwanted items, organize their clothes, and get their closet under control! When school rolls around again you will be so glad that you took the time to get the closet organized during the not-so-lazy days of summer.
Just because your kids aren’t in school doesn’t mean they can’t continue to learn. Consider this summer your training period so that you can start moving laundry off your shoulders and onto theirs! Children as young as 2 can fold clothes and even put shirts on a hanger. And there is no reason your teenager can’t start doing their own laundry! (Just remind them that yes, soap is needed in every load. Trust me on that one.) Do you know what that means?!! Those little people can start putting away their own clothes!! Game changer right there.
With an organized closet its so much easier to know where everything goes. Better Homes & Gardens has these tips.
Label types of clothing and accessories to keep things organized. Color-coordinated containers can do the trick, too. Over time, your child will learn the difference between clothing items, as well as the value of organization. For a personal touch to your kid’s closet storage, pick labels in his or her favorite color. Kids’ closet organizer products can be found at most home goods stores or you can make your own with construction paper, washi tape, and markers.
Organizing is the same as sorting…so that’s math. Creating labels is reading and writing. Creating your own labels is essentially art class. So there you go! Summer school and closet organization all at once. You’ve officially earned rock star mom status!
Or You Can Be the Fun Mom
It’s possible your offspring may be complaining about your genius closet projects for summer. With these suggestions you can go from mean mom to fun mom! Let your child know that once their closet is clean and organized they could create a reading nook or closet fort.
Every child loves the idea of a special place just for them. Create a design together and then help your child find all the resources they need to get started. They might just thank you for making them clean and organize their closet. Ok, probably not, but a mom can dream!
Put Us to Work
Your kids are working on their closets, so why not let us come work on yours! Make this the summer of closets. We’ll bring the showroom to you and take care of every last detail. You can put up your feet and relax with a good book. Schedule your free consultation today!