Tired of the clutter consuming your kids' closet? Put yourself in their shoes and organize it with their needs in mind.
- Step 1: Label each spot so you know where everything goes. Get your kids involved in the labeling process – have them pick colors and icons and designate spaces.
- Step 2: Help your kids clean the first few times until they get used to the new system. With the clutter behind closed doors, you can sit back and enjoy a cleaner house.
- FACT: Did you know? Martha Stewart has two home offices in renovated closets – one in her kitchen and one in her television-studio library.
- TIP: Don't stack baskets or bins – it makes them difficult to get to and they could fall over.
- Step 3: If there's room, place baskets or bins on the closet floor to store toys, balls, stuffed animals, or dirty clothes.
- Step 4: Install two rods on one side of the closet, anchoring them to the bookcase and the wall. Use the lower one to hang current clothes and the higher one for things they don't wear as often.
- Step 5: Hang a shoe organizer on the inside of the closet door to help save additional space.
- TIP: If your closet doors are bi-fold, hang the shoe organizer on a hanger.
- Step 6: Measure your child's closet, and buy a narrow bookcase that is a little shorter than the height of the closet. Place the bookcase in one corner of the closet and use the shelves to store bulky items, like sweaters, toys, and books.