Did you know that you have at least 42 Things in Your Child’s Closet and Drawers? I’m not talking individual pieces of clothing either! When you stop to reflect and analyze the items you have for your child, you can easily forget the mundane things in their closets, such as hangers, and in their drawers, such as storage caddies for socks or hair clips.
What is this list all about? Well, if you are a new reader to my blog, thanks for stopping by! I create lists of 42 for household inventory purposes and this one, 42 Things in Your Child’s Closet and Drawers, is the 43rd in the series.
Why do I create lists of 42 for household inventory purposes? We lost our home in a wildfire in 2007 and lost almost all our possessions as well as our home. I say “almost all” because firefighters were on-scene and they managed to save a few possessions (even more precious to us today) before our house was completely engulfed in flames.
They also took photos and gave me the photos many months after the fire. They weren’t sure how I’d “react” to seeing photos of our burning house, so waited several months before they told me they had them. With a lump in my throat, I said “yes” I’d like to see the photos and they emailed them to me. You can read the 20-part series about the loss of our home (which includes those photos) here: Any Way the Wind Blows.
Anyway, it took me 9 months of working nights and weekends to do our household inventory for insurance claims purposes back then. We’ve been in our new home for almost 5 years and I thought it was high time that I do a whole house inventory on our new possessions. And, I thought, why not share it on my blog. After all, I’m not the only person in this country who has suffered a catastrophic loss.
Just this past week, record flooding has ripped through Arizona and parts of the Midwest. My hope is that these lists help others either be proactive in their own household inventory or if they or someone they know has suffered a loss, these lists will become a “road map” and help them move forward in their own claims process.
In addition to these lists of 42 for household inventory purposes, I do a monthly post on emergency planning and preparedness. If you’d like to follow along, here are links to the posts so far, in order of release:
- Resolve to Be Ready 2014
- Blackout: are you Ready?
- Pet Owners: are you Ready?
- Evacuation: are you Ready?
- Alert: are you Ready?
- Water: are you Ready?
- Smoke Alarms: are you Ready?
- Emergency Food Supple: are you Ready?
At the end of each list of 42 post, I include a FREE printable checklist, so make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post and print the checklist for your household inventory binder.
Here’s the list of 42 Things in Your Child’s Closet and Drawers:
- Closet systems, hanging shelves
- Dressers, dresser top organizers
- Hangers: standard, skirt, trouser, coat, accessory (metal, wood, satin, plastic, fabric, flocked, velvet)
- Hanger stacker/holder
- Door hooks, racks, over-the-door hangers
- Shelves and shelf dividers
- Storage boxes, baskets, containers
- Storage caddies, bins, trays, cases
- Space saver bags
- Shoe/boot racks, trees, bags, boxes
- Clothing storage organizers
- Toy chest, trunk, bench
- Toys, games, stuffed animals
- Backpacks, tote bags, handbags
- Moth protection, cedar blocks
- Laundry/clothing hamper
- Free-standing cabinetry
- Sleeping bags, pillows, blankets
- Scarves, ties, ribbons, headbands
- Hats, hat boxes, hat racks
- T-shirts (tank tops, mock neck, crew neck, v-neck, sleeveless, polo, Henley, camis)
- Tunics, blouses, shirts, dress shirts
- Polo shirts, Hawaiian shirts
- Pants, jeans, leggings, trousers, slacks, khakis, shorts, capris, cargo pants, jumpsuits, sweatpants
- Dresses: casual, special occasion
- Sweaters, cardigans, vests, shrugs, hoodies, pullovers, sweatshirts
- Suits: business, formal, uniforms
- Skirts, skorts, rompers
- Belts, suspenders, belt racks
- Jewelry, watches, sunglasses
- Trinket boxes, holders, stands
- Coats, jackets, blazers
- Shawls, capes, ponchos
- Socks, tights, hose
- Swimwear, gear, cover-ups
- Raincoats, raingear, umbrellas
- Snow suits, gear, gloves, mittens
- Sports clothing, gear/equipment
- Sleepwear, robes, loungewear
- Underwear, undergarments
- Costumes, dress-up
- Shoes: flats, slingbacks, pumps, wedges, slip-on, boat, loafers, mules, tennis shoes, sneakers, running shoes, boots, sandals, flip-flops, galoshes, espadrilles, slides, house shoes, slippers, saddle, dress, oxfords, high tops
Here’s your FREE printable checklist: TS4T Checklist – 42 Things in Your Child’s Closet and Drawers.
(other lists of 42 household inventory items)
NOTE: the list below is not all-inclusive. For links to the entire lists of 42 posts thus far, visit Archives – By Category.
- 42 Things in Your Child’s Bedroom
- 42 Things in Your Child’s Bathroom
- 42 Back-to-School Supplies
- 42 Storage Solutions for Your Home
- 42 Important Papers in Your Home
- 42 Things for Your Pets
- 42 Kitchen Basics for Your New Home
- 42 Things in Your Laundry Room
- 42 Things in Your Foyer, Mud Room and Hall Closet
- 42 Cooking Essentials for a Well-Stocked Kitchen