Before we left for the beach last week, I organized my son's closet. It cost me nothing since I used things we already had in his closet. By just reorganizing and purging, I was able to make the space much more user friendly.
Before I started, I knew I wanted his play clothes, school uniforms and costumes in a place he could reach himself, since they were currently not easily assessable to him. I really love the end result. Here is what I did:
This shelving unit was in my son's closet already, but it was holding books. The first thing I did was remove all the books. I divided the books and put some on a shelf in his room, some in my daughter's room, some in my youngest son's room and some in the playroom. By doing this, I now had a whole bunch of extra space to store his clothes! Once I decided what I wanted to go in each individual bin, my kids and I made labels with supplies we had laying around the house. The labels make it really easy to know what is inside each bin.
With my son starting kindergarten this year, I needed a place to store all of his school uniforms in a location he could reach himself. This turned out to be the perfect spot!
I also wanted a place to store all of my son's costumes in an easy to reach spot. His costumes had been hanging in the back of his closet. Not only could he not reach them, but he also could not see them. That needed to change since that boy loves to dress up!
These plastic drawers were holding socks, swimsuits, hats, shorts, etc. I had two of them in his closet, making it very hard to reach one of them since it was pushed to the far side of the closet. After moving all the books and gaining so much space, the second one was no longer needed. I plan to use the other set of plastic drawers in my daughter's closet to house all of her costumes and costume accessories! The top two drawers are labeled costumes and the bottom drawer is labeled costume accessories.
I also added some command hooks inside of his closet to hang a few of his masks. My son really thought that was cool!
I completely emptied his closet and purged clothes that were stained or too small. The clothes that I wanted to keep for my youngest son, I put in a Rubbermaid container and placed it on the top shelf in my youngest son's closet. The clothes that we kept, I categorized and placed back in his closet. I am pretty pleased with the end result. Everything has a home and you can see everything!
It feels great to be done and more organized in this space! =)
There you have it! Smart and simple ways to organize a child's closet!
Would love to hear from you, how do you organize your closets?
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