As a mom of two girls and a Professional Organizer, I know first-hand the frustrations of getting your kids to fold their laundry and put it away in an orderly manner.
So when I came across Tidy Snap, a quick and easy way to get kids to “fold” and organize their clothes and drawers, I knew I had to check it out. If there’s a product out there that can encourage kids to help their parents out, I want to know about it!
Organizing Clothes & Drawers the Tidy Snap Way
I decided the best way to evaluate this product was to purchase one myself. So I ordered the basic Tidy Snap Kit ($39.95 + shipping) and anxiously waited for it to arrive.
Within 3 days I had the kit in my hands:
Included in the kit is a Tidy Board (folding mechanism), a Tidy Rod (rolling device), and 25 Tidy Bands in 3 different colors (purple, blue and green). After assembling the Tidy Board, I was ready to start rolling!
It’s a rather simple product to use, and the process is easy enough that even a 4 or 5-year-old child could do it:
- Flip – Place a Tidy Band face down on the marked area of the Tidy Board and place the clothing face down over the entire Tidy Board. Then flip each side onto the center.
- Roll – Place the Tidy Rod at the bottom of the clothing and roll toward the top.
- Snap – As you roll over the gap the Tidy Band will automatically snap around the roll. Remove the Tidy Rod and toss the rolled clothes into the drawer. **
** Instructions according to Tidy Snap website
Just to make sure Tidy Snap was kid- friendly, I decided to test it out with help from my niece and nephew:
With a stamp of approval from an 11-year-old and a 9-year-old, I knew it was worth sharing.
Tidy Snap – it’s not just for kids
The great thing about this product is that it is not just for kids! According to the packaging and website, you can also use this system with adult clothing.
I was a little hesitant about this statement at first, so I decided to try it out on my husband’s t-shirts since he has a rather large collection that I have trouble keeping organized (you can learn more about that here). After putting the Tidy Snap to the test, I discovered that it does indeed work with adult clothes.
In fact, you can use it with a variety of clothes, not just t-shirts…
- tank tops
- thin sweaters
- and just about anything that has a maximum roll diameter of 3 inches!
While I have my favorite organizing products for kids that I absolutely love, I think I’m going to have to revise the list and add Tidy Snap to it. If you’re looking for a simple tool to make the laundry process fun for your kids and have a resource that helps keep clothes drawers organized, then Tidy Snap is exactly what you need!
Would you consider using Tidy Snap with your kids and their clothes?
If you use Tidy Snap already, what do you like and not like about it?
Leave me a comment and let me know – I’d love to hear your thoughts!
I’m a Professional Organizer, writer, and speaker. My mission is to inspire others to transform their chaos and clutter into an organized lifestyle. I know not everyone may be as passionate about organizing as I am, but I do believe everyone can be organized!