Kids are messy, but just maybe if we set them up for success they will be successful! Sharing some tips to organize your kids closet once and for all!
Tips for Organizing Your Kids Closet
My oldest has her moments when she loves to organize, but on a daily basis she’s a hot mess that could care less. Providing my kids with a fail-proof system was up to me.
Create with Time Saving in Mind
There’s nothing worse than looking in your closet and not being able to find what you’re looking for. Design your child’s closet system with time-saving in mind.
Use drawer bins or partitions for socks and undergarments. Pin socks or roll together so its mate doesn’t go missing. [That is if the dryer doesn’t eat it, of course.]
If your kids closet has wide shelving, like ours, use baskets to group like items such as pants, pajamas, shorts, etc. Label each bin. I love using these chalkboard labels on baskets.
Create an Easy-to-Use Space
For younger children, create a lower level space with every day items to allow more independence. We added a lower rod in our daughter’s closet so that she’s able to grab shirts with ease. [School uniforms are pulled down at night so she can easily get ready in the morning.]
Make Sure to Group Like Items
Sort your kids clothing by sections. Pants, dresses/skirts, short-sleeve tops, long-sleeve tops, etc. should all be sorted to make selections easier.
Tip for organizing your baskets: roll pants and store upright so your child can just pull down the basket and have every pair visible. When rolling pajama sets together, lay the shirt over top of the bottoms before rolling up or folding in half.
Utilize Out of Reach Shelving
Most wire rack closet systems have a high upper shelf that’s unreachable for kids. Grab some baskets or bins with lids to store off-season clothes, extra blankets, and other clothing that isn’t used as much.
Saving the best tip for last.
Be sure to purge your kids closet every season or once they outgrow a size. Having too much in their closet is a recipe for disaster and clutter.
Related: Take on Your Kid’s Bathroom Closet
Utilize Extra Space for Toy Storage
If you have a large closet and don’t need it all for clothing/shoe storage, take advantage of the extra space for toys/stuffed animals
I hope these tips helped!