How To Organize Clothing In A Residential Setting

Organizing clothes in a regular household can be challenging. Imagine striving to clean, organize and store clothes when it is 12 people living under one roof! This can often lead to clothing getting mixed up causing further confusion.

There are a number of steps you can take that will help to alleviate this often challenging task:

  1. Create an inventory list for each person. This list should include a tri-annual schedule when clothing are sorted. Choose a time in the spring, fall and winter when to sort out clothing. An inventory list should also list the types of clothing and the number of items for each. Below is an example of an inventory.  You will find a free template here: clothing_inventory
  2. Spend a day with each person and go through the closet taking everything out. Sort the clothing and throw out anything that is torn or broken. People may have a favorite item they might like to wear. Look to see if it can get either fixed or replaced
  3. Once clothing is organized, choose a day with the person and determine a laundry day. While it can be easier to try to do wash clothing for several people at a time, you risk the chance of mixing up clothing.
  4. Always make sure if possible, the person participates as much as they can in this household task. It encourages independence and individuality at the same time.

I like to hear tips you use for clothing organizing for multiple people.

 

 

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Halloween Art Activities

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Besides trick or treating, Halloween provides a great opportunity to participate in some fun art and craft activities. Each of the craft activities provide multi-sensory opportunities. The following activities are items easily found around the home.

Bottle Bats– Halloween bat made from recycled materials

Craft Sticks Spider Web– Create a spider web using craft sticks

Halloween Coloring Pages-Several coloring sheets with a Halloween theme.

Halloween Lesson Ideas– A website that contains several lesson plan ideas

How to carve a pumpkin– A lesson plan with a step by step guide on carving a pumpkin

Lollipop Ghosts– Using lollipops to create an inexpensive treat

Mosaic Pumpkins– easy to make pumpkin design

Paper Plate Spiders– Create spiders using regular paper plates

Paper Plate Witch– Create a paper plate witch using your own hands

Pasta Skeleton– A skeleton made by gluing dried pasta on black paper

Pastel Spider Webs– Art lesson that focuses on lines, shapes and colors

Pumpkin Candleholder– An easy to make pumpkin candle holder

Trick or Treat Jug– Create a jack o’ lantern using a milk carton