I’ve had Kelsey’s clothes organized since before she was born, but it wasn’t until she started doing some growing that I realized hanging clothes dividers (like at stores) would be helpful to note where one size stopped and the next one started in her closet. A few months late, but better late than never right?
I decided to make a set myself. The good thing about doing them yourself is you can make them to match what ever color scheme or theme you would like. Here is how you can make a set, too.
I began by using Microsoft Publisher and opening a blank greeting card. Use the pre-designed covers as a jumping off point or create your own design and modify the colors and fonts to suite your tastes. Once you have your template, erase everything from the other three pages of the greeting card and copy and paste your template into those three pages. From there I just typed in the sizes on each of the four pages and printed two copies, then repeated until I made all the sizes and tags I wanted.
A list to help you get started:
When you are done printing, cut apart the individual labels. Then play a matching game and find all the pairs. Tape or glue one of the set on to each side of a piece of cardstock. The cardstock should be a few inches longer than the labels since this will be cut into to make the hanger.
Sandwich the three pieces between two layers of contact paper or laminate them. I used contact paper (about $6 a roll) because I will use the rest to cover flash cards, cards for memory games, etc in the future. Trim off any excess contact paper or laminate but leave a little border of it to keep the seal around the hanger.
Finally, cut a slit from the side and then freehand or use a punch to make an opening where the hanger will rest on the rack. I suggest holding up your hanger to your closet rod to determine where the slit should go and how big the opening needs to be. For my wire system, about an inch from the top is where I put the slit and my opening is about the size of a dime.
All that is left to do is hang your dividers in the appropriate places and look at your organized masterpiece!
Organizing Cubbie Drawers:
I also made a few tie on labels for her drawers. Between the size of baby clothes and the space we have available, the best option for us was a nine cube shelf with canvas pull out cubbies that we put inside the closet.
I folded the contact paper together and cut it down to business card size pieces. Using a hole punch I made holes then ran a piece of ribbon through in a larks head then tied a knot on the other end. Attach the labels with a larks head to the handles of the cubbies. I used a Sharpie to write the contents. To make it re-writeable, laminate pieces of paper and use dry erase markers.
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