Simple Closet Organization

I don't know about you, but I have been guilty of not giving my kids a closet space that works best for them. They were starting to become a dumping ground for toys that had no place better to go, out of season clothes, and some of my stuff that had no other home.

One of the closets already had a lower hanging bar in place, but I still needed one for the other closet and I needed something that didn't take up a lot of space, but still provided organized storage both boys could reach. So, off to Wal-mart we went, to see if I could find something that would work. I picked up another hanging bar and I also found a great solution for storage: Hanging sweater organizers, and I picked up two.

Next, was onto the fun stuff.

Starting in closet #1, I removed the dresser that was holding out of season clothes for both boys and found a new home for it in the basement. I also sent a tub of clothes, that are hand-me-downs from big brother to the basement as well. The top shelf got cleaned off and is now available space for extra storage when we need it.

In went the lower hanging bar, so now hanging clothes are easily accessible, and up went the hanging storage organizer. There is a spot for costumes (you never know when you might need to be Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Batman or Spiderman, or a combination of the four), books with activity pieces, and just a few toys that don't fit on the other shelves in his room. I do keep a box in each boys closet for school papers that we sort through at the end of each school year, and a storage tote of keepsakes.

On to closet #2. We already had a lower hanging bar, and what appears to be a messy attempt at organization on the floor. Again, the top shelf was sorted through, a tote of hand-me-downs from cousins was moved to the basement and the mess on the floor was sorted.

In this closet the hanging storage organizer holds hats and extra ball gloves, shirts that are okay to muddy up outside and a small magazine collection. Again we have a keepsake box and a box for school papers. On the top shelf is the box of school papers that have been selected for keeping from the last couple of years.

I am just happy that we can see the floors in the closets again, and that everything is now within easy reach for the boys. I am also happy that I only spent about $23 to get my guys a little more organized. Tell me, have you neglected your kids' closets, or are have they always been neatly organized?



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