Kid's closets need flexible storage that's capable of changing along with their needs. Explore these storage tips and organization ideas for kid's closets.
It's easy to keep a kid's room tidy with super cool storage. Soft bins and baskets are perfect catchalls for young children because they are soft, sturdy, and can accommodate everything from toys to extra linens. Collapsible totes fit neatly beneath kids' hanging clothes, and are hassle-free for parents and babysitters to grab for outings. A single wall of drawer and cubby storage keeps kids' storage tucked away. As children grow, the window seat becomes a perch to read or put on shoes.
When deciding on a closet storage system for your child's room, consider a closet organizer that can grow with your child's needs. A wire closet organizer can be adjusted to accommodate hanging items and accessories at almost any height. Add personality and practicality to kid's closets with colorful mix-and-match accessories, such as plastic drawers and open baskets.
Most children's rooms come up short on storage space. If your child's closet is too small -- or she doesn't have one -- it's easy to create a totally customized kid's closet from a piece of furniture. With a little ingenuity and inspiration, an ordinary armoire transforms into a playful kid's closet. Wire baskets allow kids to see what's in store without rifling through drawers and containers. Colorful canvas and plastic bins are a cheery and inexpensive way to keep extras in place.
When customizing a kid's closet, think from a child's point of view. Infant and toddler clothes are short and slim and therefore need little space for hanging. Small children need more drawers and cubbies, so consider slipping a dresser into the closet if space permits. Remember: If you want kids to be able to dress themselves or access playthings, place those items on their level. Use stackable storage with plenty of catchall spaces for frequently used items. Labeled rolling bins sort everything from toys to blankets and are easy for small hands to reach.
Tip: Plan outfits at the beginning of the week to make mornings a breeze.
Visuals remind little ones where everything belongs. Encourage children to be part of the decluttering process with picture labels or color-coded tags that help them know where to find and return items. Sort clothing, shoes, toys, and accessories into labeled bins and drawers to get kids in the habit of cleaning up after themselves. Use shallow, transparent bins to store play clothes and toys so children don't need to empty contents to reach items at the bottom.
School, sports, and playtime come with enough accessories -- so how do you organize a shared kids' closet and respect personal space? A tall, symmetrical closet system gives each boy his own place for clothing, shoes, and accessories. Two rows of clothing rods can be adjusted as kids grow. A central tower of drawers and cubbies provides storage for folded and seasonal items. Open cubbies across the floor sort pairs of shoes.