Organizing with kids can seem overly challenging, besides the fact of it being FIVE KIDS, its five of almost everything and then some.
I have always been a firm believer that everything has its place, and yes I mean everything.
My starting point for now is the bathroom.
I have a very minimalist bathroom, 1 vanity, and 1 towel shelf, and 2 robe hooks. No I promise, I am not trying to downsize my kids.
Rather than having EVERYTHING in the bathroom: 5 toothbrushes, 5 hairbrushes, 20 different gels, 20 different types of toothpaste, etc. each child gets their own personal bathroom caddy.
It works, not only does it help to keep the kids organized, but it really helps to keep the confusion at bay of who’s is who’s and what’s what.
Each item is personalized with their name (sharpie marker is perfect for this), this of course is to ensure that when in fact color coding doesn’t do the trick, Maddie’s can’t be confused with Daven’s, and yes even then they do try.