Wow – this article from Parents.Com is like a parent’s dream come true…at least for me! It is chock full of great tips on how to organize a child’s closet for the child, and best of all, the items they suggest using are reasonably priced! The only challenge is if the closet cannot be configured/set up this way, but you can still make some of these great tips work for you!
Some of my personal favorite tips from this article are ‘Maximizing Space’ via a 3 shelf organizer with canvas shelf bins – great for underwear, socks, etc. as my 5-year-old doesn’t have a real dresser of her own and we have been using canvas bins on a shelf for these items. The “Sort the Wash” laundry hamper also geta big thumbs up from me! Makes doing the laundry easier and gives your child some more simple organizational responsibility! I also love the ‘Days of the Week Closet Organizer’, where my daughter can just open her closet and change into her clothes for school each day!
Do you have any tips and tricks to share? Please leave a comment to do so
Clean Your Kid’s Closet
Organizing your child’s wardrobe doesn’t have to be an all-day affair. Follow these simple steps to make over even the messiest closet in no time!
Kids can dress themselves when outfits are neatly placed in the Days of the Week Closet Organizer. $30; onestepahead.com
Create easy access to everyday clothes by installing a second rod that can simply be removed as your child grows.
Make use of the area above the lower bar by installing a 3-shelf organizer, then and add canvas shelf bins to keep clothes from falling out. Hanging organizers, $7; burlingtoncoatfactory.com and shelf bins, $7 each; landofnod.com
Store off-season or infrequently worn garments in labeled bins on the top shelf. Tag Kit $20, Orange Bin Set $8 for 2; stacksandstacks.com and Gingham Storage Bins $13 to $15 each; containerstore.com
Make separating laundry simple by tucking this portable Hamper Tote in the bottom of the closet. $42; organize.com
Closet dividers help keep items together by size, type or season. $12 for 5; oreoriginals.com
Get your kid’s kicks off the floor and into these plastic stackable baskets. $6 each; containerstore.com
Grow-with-Me Hangers adjust to hold big and small kids’ tops. $8 for 3; walmart.com
A step stool, like Kidkraft’s Step ‘N Store, helps kids reach stuff off the top shelf. $30; toysrus.com
Originally published in the September 2011 issue of Parents magazine.
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