In his room there is a tall chest of drawers with his and his brother's clothes in. I used to just take out whatever I wanted him to wear but I decided to give him the bottom two drawers to select his own clothes each day and to get his pyjamas for bedtime.
I wanted to make some labels for the drawers so that Freddy knew where to look and hence reduce any possible frustration of not being able to find his socks for example (these things matter to toddlers). So using some coloured pens I drew examples of clothing items to use as labels.
By the way, this was the first time I had ever used Sharpie pens and boy do they smell strong!
I then cut out the shapes and used short lengths of ribbon from my ribbon stash to hang them from the drawer knobs.
And here are the finished labels in place.
I have tried to keep the drawers uncluttered with a a few of each clothing type to choose from. The drawer above these two contain the 'overspill' of items that I can use to replenish his drawers depending on the weather or clean washing turnaround time (which isn't fast).
The clothes that I put in the drawers are chosen such that anything he chooses to wear will be appropriate.
This little offering of Independence goes down really well with toddlers just beginning to learn that they can (and want to) make choices and yet it's so easy to do.