If you’re a parent of a toddler, you know that the life cycle of garments or shoes is shorter than our fuses with temper tantrums. For that reason, it’s important to take the time and organize, as best as possible, the inventory you do have. Now that the colder months are upon us, my struggle has been organizing LL’s jackets and of course, shoes.
If I’m going to base my collection of shoes on activity appropriate, then why can’t LL? He’s got sneakers for the playground, waterproof sneakers for the playground (because if there’s even one puddle, you know that’s the one thing he’ll play in), loafers, warmer shoes, boots and snow appropriate boots… Is that too much?
Just as with my styling clients, I always preach that you should have your most worn things out and ready to play. If I keep putting shoes away in an inconvenient way, I’ll forget what I’ve got for stock and LL won’t be able to find them. If they’re out in the open, it’s a great way for you to teach your child different types of shoes. I’ll tell LL, “go get your boots or go get your black sneakers”, and it creates a fun exercise for learning words and colors.
I bought this Missoni box a couple of years ago, and now it’s the perfect container for LL’s kickers. You can find a stylish box or a flat-bottomed shoe rack (not the metal rod ones) that will make it easy for your little one to take out and put away his own shoes.
When the shoes don’t fit anymore, make sure you take them out of the collection and donate or save, and this way, you won’t have an overflowing box of shoes. Take the time to organize and in the long run, you’ll save on time with your cuddle bug!
~Ta-ta from Googoo-Gabgab