It’s back-to-school season which means things are about to get busy for parents as they scramble to find everything their kids need for the new school year. This season can be another way to spend time with your kids or a total nightmare.
We are going to help make this process a lot easier and budget friendly with great closet organization tips for students and kids.
Know the Dress Code
Before you start your back-to-school shopping be sure you know the school’s dress code. Knowing the rules ahead of time will save you time and money, so you don’t end up buying things that will get your child sent home.
Make rooms for new clothes by getting rid of old, no good underwear and socks. Each of your kids will need about 14 pairs of socks in different colors, especially white and black, and 14 pairs of underwear. Young ladies require a couple of tight and leggings to keep them warm during the colder months.
Of course, you can get creative with these minimal amounts of items, but when it comes to school closets, the more you have, the easier it is to become less organized.
Keep It Simple
Children experience some form of physical activity during the school day where they will be running, climbing and doing activities that get their clothes dirty. Their clothes will need to be right for all the activities they participate in. If it fits the dress code, buying breathable athletic shorts would be a good purchase.
Buy clothes that are not only comfortable but can endure wear and tear. Kind in mind that your kids may be doing messy things at school – such as art projects.
Cut Down on Laundry
Have enough clothes so that your kid has an outfit for each day of the week, then keep two extras just in case of an emergency.
Here is an example:
About 10 shirts
A variety of 7 pants
A variety of 3 Sweaters or sweatshirts (keep in mind events and situations that may call for hoodies)
At least one dressy long-sleeve shirt and 4 regular long-sleeve shirts
School days are long and active, so your child needs comfortable shoes. Get a comfortable pair of sneakers, sandals and dress shoes. You are better off purchasing a pair of sneakers for the school day and one for after-school activities.
Climate definitely affects your back-to-school shopping because you have to consider the fact that your kids will need clothes for playing outdoor during both the winter and summer months. When it’s cold outside your kids need a good coat, gloves, and scarf.
During the warmer months, light jackets or rain coat may be all your child needs.