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I am a pretty independent person and I encourage my kids to be independent as well. The problem is, I am also
kind of a control freak and it’s hard for me to let them do their own thing… #thestruggleisreal. So here’s what we have been facing lately: both my two oldest (4 and 2 1/2) are big into getting dressed on their own, which is GREAT! Except when they pick the same graphic tees out of the hamper everyday and are super offended if I tell them they have to change. I needed a solution to the problem that allowed them to still get dressed on their own, while allowing me to make sure they are wearing clean, cute, matching clothing.
These free printable day of the week door hangers have been the perfect solution to our ‘organize kids clothes’ issue! I plan out all their outfits on Sunday night and hang them on the low bar in their closets for the coming week. I even made a little tag version so for younger kids you could stick the clothes in those plastic pull out drawers instead!
I can’t even tell you how much easier this has made our back to school routine! Both kids have loved it and I’ve made it a point to be super proud when they find the right day and get dressed all by themselves! If you wanted to make it even easier for your kids, you could just grab the appropriate hanger for the next day when you are doing bedtime routines and stick it on their dresser or door knob! I am loving how adorable the kids look in their cute little school clothes. I can’t wait for Fall to get here.. it’s my favorite clothing season, for sure.
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Pretty cool, huh? Okay are you ready for all the downloadable printables? I think they turned out super fun.
I printed my hangers out on cardstock and then used my laminator to make them extra sturdy. Then I cut around the edges and used my 1 inch hole punch to make a hole the hangers could slide through. Super easy! I hope they work as well for you as they have for me!
What do you think? Will you give them a try?
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