Face masks have become a part of our everyday lives this year. Now, when you leave the house, you need to add one more thing to your “take with you” checklist. Since we need to take care in keeping track of our masks and keeping them clean, we came up with a simple face mask organization solution. Learn how to organize your fabric face masks with this simple trick to keep track of your masks! 

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How to Keep Clean Fabric Face Masks Organized

This post can certainly be filed in “topics I never thought I’d blog about”. But here we are, 2020 has certainly brought us a lot of surprises! Honestly, as face masks have become part of the norm of every day living, my family does not even think twice about wearing them to go to stores and public places. It is an easy way to do our part in this challenging time.

womens fabric face masks

One thing that has become problematic about wearing face masks is KEEPING TRACK OF THEM! Can you relate? With 5 family members and multiple face masks each, I am constantly looking around for our face masks. Plus, it is lot to keep track of clean face masks versus the ones we have already worn. I try to wash a load of face masks every few days. Depending on how frequently we have left the house and have had to wear the fabric masks. 

My kids leave their masks in the car, their rooms, or hand them to me after we leave a store. Somehow, our face masks are never where we need them to be!

fabric boys face masks

Boys Face Masks Available HERE

So, I came up with a super simple way to organize face masks! Now, when we leave or enter the house, we know exactly where to put our fabric face masks. I also know which masks need to be washed and which ones are newly cleaned.

To organize fabric face masks you just need a few things:

    • Fabric Face Masks
    • 2 Bins (one for clean masks and one for dirty masks)
    • Clean Dirty Signs (Download)


Fabric Face Mask Organization Station

I found a pack of 3 black bins at my local Dollar Store. These bins have a handle which makes it nice for transporting the dirty masks to the laundry!

Dollar Store Face Mask Hack

Set up the two bins and attach a clean and a dirty sign to each of the baskets. 

Be sure to set up this face mask organization station somewhere that gets a lot of traffic. Preferably near the door that you go in and out of in your house!

One thing I always make sure to do when I set up a new organization system in the house is to let everyone know about it! This set is key to ensuring that everyone in the family understands and adheres to the new system!

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Fabric Face Masks for School

Our kids will be required to wear masks to school when they go back in the fall. So, I want to be sure we have a good way to keep track of all of our face masks. Having this simple organization system for their face masks will ensure that the kids always have a clean mask to wear to school.

Right now, my kids have a few fabric masks each, but I think they will need at least one for every day of the week when school starts. Face masks are turning into a fashion statement, so I know the kids will want a say in what masks they wear to school.

Where to Buy Face Masks for Kids

This 5 pack of face masks for girls is a good deal and you have one for every day of the school week.

The small size of these face masks works well for kids under 12. My boys like the sport look of them.

Old Navy has a TON of fabric face mask options for kids. There is a pattern for every one.

If you want show your style, it is fun to find unique face masks on Etsy. The boys face masks are from this Etsy shop.


Face Mask Options for Kids

How Often Should I Wash Fabric Face Masks

According to the CDC, your fabric face masks should be washed after every use. Also, you will want to wash your hands every time you remove your mask from your face.

The good news is that you can throw your face masks in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry. So you do not need to do a separate laundry cycle for your fabric face masks.

The easiest way to keep track of your clean and dirty face masks is to have separate, labeled bins for each category. Be sure everyone in the family knows which bin to put the dirty masks and which bin stores the clean masks!


Face Mask Clean Station Printable Signs

Are you ready to set up a clean/dirty station for your fabric face masks. Download the mask organization printables and set up your own face mask clean dirty station. Your family will have no problem keeping track of clean and dirty face masks with this simple mask organization idea!

Tell me, will face masks be required for your kids this school year?

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  1. Dara on July 7, 2020 at 8:49 am

    I’ve been concerned that my boys only have one mask each. I especially don’t know what to do for Simon – kids’ sizes are too small for him and adults are too big!

  2. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady on July 7, 2020 at 10:45 am

    Genius idea-thanks for sharing Jaclyn!

  3. Brittany Worrell Boyce on July 8, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    That’s a great idea! I️ need to share this one with my mom and dad, since my dad is back at work and rotates his masks daily!

    • Jaclyn on July 9, 2020 at 9:03 am

      Thank you for sharing!

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