Mornings are not everyone’s thing. Some people dread that alarm clock every morning. I am one of those people and back to school season can be hard on me. Let’s face it: mornings are hectic trying to get kids breakfast, dressed, and to school on time. It is even worse when Saturday comes and your child waits until it is time to leave for the game to even look for his or her uniform only to be unable to find it. Sound familiar? Eliminate some of those headaches by organizing outfits a week ahead. These free organizing labels, along with bonus tips at the end of this post, will help your mornings go smoother.
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- Sheet of Card Stock
- 14 Small Eyelets
- Eyelet Setter
- Craft Lace or Ribbon
Print out the free printable (in your choice of black, blue, orange, or purple) on your sheet of card stock.
- Only insert one sheet of cardstock into your printer at a time even if you have to print multiples. This will ensure that you don’t waste paper getting it mucked up in the feed.
Next, cut out all of the labels you need for each child.
Punch holes in the top left and right corners using your eyelet setter. Then set eyelets into each hole. Do this for each label. (See picture above for reference.)
Next, cut strips of craft lace long enough to attach to your outfits. (This will vary depending on what method of organization for your child’s outfits you use.)
Slip craft lace through each eyelet, being sure to knot on the back side of the label. Now you’re ready to hang on daily outfits for your kids.
- Don’t just prepare school clothes. Set out practice outfits, game uniforms, and church clothes as well. Spending a little bit of extra time early in the week will save you tons of time and frustration later.
- If you want to include socks and underwear when putting together outfits but are not using an organizing system that allows for stacking folded clothes, place them in pockets or shirt sleeves to keep them with the outfit.
- The same goes for any accessories for the outfit. Hair bows, hats, and watches can be kept with outfits to prevent that morning scramble when it’s time to get out the door.
- Keep theme days in mind when putting together outfits. Spirit week, Halloween parties, and drug free week are all examples of times when kids can wear different (or specific) fun and crazy outfits. Cast a quick look at the family calendar to save you some stress and aggravation later.
This is a crazy easy and inexpensive way to organize your child’s school outfits for the week. Use these as tools to make mornings less stressful for both you and your kids. If you’re lucky, you may even start to look forward to them (as long as you still get that cup of coffee). You can make breakfast a breeze, too, with these delicious freezer-friendly breakfast burritos!