How Can I Stay Organized With Twins?

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A MoM recently asked:

Wondering if anyone has any organization tips. I have a 2.5 year old singleton boy and 6 month old twin boys. How does everyone keep things organized with twins to use again?

Here’s what our Twiniversity fans had to say:

– I have an almost 3 year old singleton and 8 month old twins. At the end of the day I usually just “reset” everything for the next day. I put everything away where it goes, stuff cloth diapers, make a pitcher of formula, wash bottles etc. It just makes things easier to start the next day with everything. ∼ KT

– I organize clothes by size. As they outgrow they go in an outgrown box next time they’re washed. When I’m running low on clothes or start to notice they’re outgrowing a lot I’ll go through the tote with the next size up and pull out what can be worn. For my boys I like to dress them the same. I fold matching sets together (2 pajama sets, 2 pairs of pants/shorts, etc). I’ve got a 6 drawer dresser and set it up this way:
1. Pajamas
2. Outfits
3. Bottoms
4. Tops
5. Socks
6. Seasonal (hats, swim trunks, accessories)

Anything non-matching I send to the baby sitter, put in the diaper bag, or separate into small baskets in the closet. I use the non-matching clothes for when they get dirty so I don’t have to dirty/mismatch a set. ∼ EE

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– Great that you have boys. Ever since my boy/girl twins were born and we received a lot of clothing as gifts and hand-medowns. My family and I organized them all by gender and size (0-3, 3-6mo, etc) in plastic clothing bags. As I would pull bigger sizes out I’d have a place to put smaller clothes and know where to get bigger ones. Clear big Ziploc clothing bags are great so you can see what’s in them, label where needed, and stuff them when you have to. As far as toys are concerned, unless they love or I love them, they are given away. We keep a minimalist house I’d say.  ∼ MK

– Wait! I missed the memo on cleaning up. We have to clean up after they destroy everything in 2.5 seconds? I have 3 year old boy/girl twins that demolish an area in no time flat. ∼ JAMC

– I use the big airtight plastic storage bags. I fill them up and then slip a sheet of paper inside with the sizes written on it. ∼ MG

– I have 2.5 year old twins and 5 year old singleton. I just figure I’ll wait out this clutter storm. My kids would have to move out for a clean and organized house and that won’t happen for a bit. ∼ MVG

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– I have a 2.5 year old singleton and 4 month old twins. I have enough bottles, sippy cups, and such to get me through a day. Then once everyone is asleep I do dishes for next day. I pick up every night or before I leave for the day so each morning I start clean. ∼ RH

– I dream about taking pictures of toys and putting them on the buckets like my daycare does. I also dream that they will put things away on their own, but I dream big. ∼ KS

– It helps a lot to have less stuff. Let it go. I say this now, after my twins are nine, lol. ∼ KMY

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– Good luck girl. I figure my house MIGHT look nice again in about 10 years.  ∼  SM

I have an almost 4 year old singleton and 5 month old twins, all girls. I organize throughout the day. I’ve found that the system works for 2 reasons: we tackle chores a little bit each day rather than letting stuff pile up, and we live as mininalist as possible. I get rid of things in the playroom frequently so whatever is in there can be cleaned up easily. When my older singleton outgrows her clothes, they get put in plastic tubs labeled by size in the basement. When the babies outgrow stuff, it immediately gets bagged for donation or gets listed on a yardsale site.  ∼ MD

– What is “organized with twins”?!  ∼ TL

– I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one with this problem. Lol. ∼ KTD

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