Organization Tips, Tricks & Hacks for Large Families
on Jan 23, 2016, Updated Nov 09, 2022
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If you have children, these organization tips for large families are for you! People often tell me how organized I must be since I have four kids, but organization is a real struggle for me. These tips help me keep the mess to a minimum and involve my kids in helping at home.
Organization Tips for Large Families
There are so many easy ideas you can implement right now to make life just a little bit easier! While we wrote this tips to make life easier for those silly people like me who have tons of children, they are relevant to pretty much anyone. I hope you find something here to make your life just a little bit easier.
Bathroom Organization Ideas
I love these ideas! I’m still waiting on the vanity to be installed in my kids’ bathrooms so they are keeping their toothbrushes and toiletries in my powder room, which I HATE! I love these ideas and can’t wait to implement in our home.
Use a silverware organizer for everyone’s toothbrushes (because they don’t make toothbrush holders for large families) – Little Penelope Lane
Install a second shower curtain to hold hanging baskets for body washes & shampoo’s – Life Hacker
Personal sized cubbies for all your bathroom necessities, everyone gets their own so there aren’t mixups, fighting or messes – Paul and Chrissy
Bedroom Organization Ideas
Kids being able to keep their own rooms mess free is the ideal. My kids are getting to the age where they can do this on their own and a couple of them even have come to value a clean room and keep a neat and tidy space without me asking!!
Build your own bunk system, everyone keeps to their own spaces – Money Saving Mom
Utilize the under the bed space with rolling baskets – It’s Overflowing
Make sure the kids know what is clean and what’s not, using a checklist – Early Bird Mom
Laundry Organization Ideas
I really struggle with laundry. I don’t have a hard time pushing it through the machine, it’s the folding and putting away which drags me down. One of these days I hope to have a system down pat like these bloggers we’ve featured here.
Keep kids clothes in buckets and forget about perfectly folded corners – The Art of Simple
Getting Chores Done
Chores. Sometimes it feels like getting kids to help is worse than a trip to have teeth pulled at the dentist. But I tell you want, they help make the mess, and they have to help clean it up. There is no way one person can or should be responsible for keeping the entire house neat and tidy, in my mind. I tell my kids all the time that our family has to work together to get the job done. Many hands make light work, right?
Play a game as a family while you are getting chores done – Toddler Approved
Include an incentive and a cute work for hire board, there might even be a race to see who get’s the most money – The Chic
Many hands make light work. Create a color-coded chore chart that works for your entire family – Lilliput Station
Keeping the mess to a minimum
Of course, the first step to keeping things organized is to prevent the mess from the very beginning. We’re working hard to create organizational areas in our house to help with this, and it really does make a big difference. Check out how these other bloggers keep the mess to a minimum in their homes.
Mudroom Command Center – Your Modern Family
Huge large storage bins and toy boxes everywhere in the house – One Kind Design
Keep all your books in one space – Clean and Scentsible
Travel Organization Ideas
We travel a lot and so organized travel is also important in my life. I love these tips for staying organized on the road too!
Don’t relax! When traveling with a large family, it’s important to pay attention to details. Use this printable to help – Little Family Adventure
Not for just travel, but ratio everyone’s possessions with the kid’s catch-all bag – The Tiny Twig
Make Your Own Kid’s Travel Binders – The Sunny Patch
Do you have a foolproof organizing tip you can share or a blog post that makes like easier for families? I’d love to hear all about it! Feel free to leave a link in the comments below!