Everything In Its Place

While many parents consider keeping children’s belongings organized an impossible feat. Here are some easy ways to maintain order:

Use a closet system with open shelving instead of drawers so children can see and easily access the clothes they need. Use hanging rods with changeable heights. Department stores and home goods warehouses offer a variety of closet organizing systems. You can also hire a closet consultant to come in and customize a set up to meet your exact needs.

Look for innovate storage units, such as decorative trunks or behind-a-door shelving.

• Remember, less is more. Let your child choose which toys and books will be out for a period of time, and rotate them. Use a toy chest only for storage; toys used frequently are easier to organize if they have a designated place on a shelf.