Organizing your kid’s room can be difficult, especially since they usually have a closet full of clothes, shoes and other items. Organizing their closet can be even more difficult since as kids they often do not recognize your efforts, which means that even if it is organized on Monday, does not mean it will be on Tuesday. The following are some simple closet organizing tips for kid’s rooms.
The most important thing to realize is that in the closet there needs to be a specified place for each and every thing. The following are tips by specified items found in kid’s closets:
In your child’s closet, the floor is typically open space, which makes it a great place for shoe storage. Take advantage of this space by setting up a shoe organizer. You can get a portable plastic one, a wood shelf style rack that sets up with the aid of a small Allan wrench or a solid, box-style unit with compartments for shoes. The best shoe organizer for a child’s closet is one that has a cubby hole for each pair of shoes. Shoe organizers with shelves for shoes to sit side-by-side or one with pegs or slides for shoes opens the closet up to disorganization. A sturdy shoe organizer with space, such as shelves for small baskets or drawers for clothes, works best and maximizes closet space. A multi-functional unit allows you to organize other parts of the closet on top of the organizer. Have your child help you put their shoes in it the first time so that they know where each pair goes.
Not every shirt your child owns needs to be hung, but, because children’s clothes are relatively small, it does not hurt to keep all of them on hangers in the closet. You don’t need a dresser for shirts. In fact, you can buy hanging clothing organizers from any super store for around $10 dollars. These hang in the closet, take up about a foot of space width wise and have shelves for folded clothes. This is a great way to utilize the space in your closet while keeping everything visible and easy for your child to access. Put the shirts they wear less frequently or those for special occasions on the top shelves and the ones for everyday wear on the lower shelves. Hang any shirts that require ironing.
Much like shirts, you can store pants in hanging clothes organizers. If your closet already has shelving or drawers, take advantage of it by neatly folding pants and putting them on shelves or drawers. Once again, place everyday pants within easy reach. Also, sort pants by use such as outdoor play, indoor play and special occasion. Separate shorts and pants.
If you have a dresser, put your child’s pajamas in it. If not, put them in hanging clothes organizers, as pajamas are not something you need to put on hangers in the closet.
Dresses or Dress Clothes
Dresses, dress clothing and clothes meant for special occasions should be hung on the appropriate hangers and placed on the edges of the closet so that the shorter things can be in the middle for easier access. Additionally, this set up gives you more space to work with.
Most closets have a shelf above the clothing bar; this is the ideal place for storing seasonal clothing. Get a few plastic containers, label them and sort your season clothing according to season and item. Then place the seasonal clothes in the bins and put the bins on the top shelf of the closet so you can access them when they are needed.
If you intend to store toys in your child’s closet, get a cube organizer or shelving system of some kind. Use the extra space in the bottom of the closet as it makes a great place for toys. Use containers with lids and bins to keep things clean.
Socks, Underwear & Miscellaneous Items
These are best in a dresser, but once again, if you do not have a dresser, invest in a few small baskets, and simply put these in basket on top of your shoe organizer. They will be easy to access so your child can get them on themselves, and having separate baskets keeps them sorted.