While spring is typically hailed as the time for all things clean and organized, I think any-time is the right time for organization. Though a changing of seasons always gives me that urge to purge.
There is nothing like going into a new page of the calendar year feeling ready! Ready to tackle that to-do list. Ready for new experiences. Ready for whatever life has to offer!
When you can get in and out of your closet confidently because you know what you have and what works for you, it makes such a difference in your day, right?
The change from winter weather to the spring/summer season is a big one and it also effects our clothes and closets in a big way! So while we’re ready to tackle some major closet tasks and get our wardrobes organized for the upcoming season, I thought it was time to give the kids their best foot forward, if you will, with an organized closet and this past weekend we dove head first into the chaos that was my boys’ closet. Kids need structure and organization in their lives too, if not more so than we do.
Kids Closet Organization Tips
With a cleaned out closet and a system to help them keep it this way, my boys are excited to have a place for everything and so far have been excited to put each item away just where it should be!
To start off, for our kids closet organization project, we pulled everything out of the closet. This gave us a chance to assess each item and piece of clothing to determine 1) if it was clean and fit and needed a place in the closet, 2) if it was clean and didn’t fit and needed to be donated or 3) if it was dirty and in need of a wash.
With this system in place, it didn’t take long for us to go through and purge what was no longer needed and then we could see just what left and looking for a place to belong.
Armed with a few organizational supplies, we were ready to put the closet back together in a way that made sense! Hangers that save on space while also keeping hanging clothing in place (my kids hate having to rehang clothes that slide right off) was a big help in our shared-boys-room closet.
Next, on our kids closet organization list, we opted for a few bins to store extra clothing items up high. Adding bins and baskets to a kids closet helps control clutter from building up. I liked the idea of a solid color so that it brought a continuity to the space (since the bins match the hangers!), while the labels on the front will help to know exactly what’s in the bins without having to bring them off the shelf. Labeling helps keep the abundance of clothing, toys and accessories your child accumulates at bay… and reminds everyone that each item has a place.
And finally the key to having a kid’s closet that they can help keep clean? A step stool to help them reach!! We even had them test to make sure they can fold and put their own clothing away once washed, and with a step stool or bench, they both can.
Are you ready for the before? When we first moved in, we installed this organization system, but without everything having a place, it quickly became a landing field for anything to fall where it may. Now though, the boys have a system.
We first knocked down the popcorn ceiling at the same time we did it throughout the room, painted the closet white and added a white semi-gloss to the doors. The closet floor got a refreshing when we ended up adding new floors throughout the house too. But really, the BIGGEST change is the organization of it all.
Is it always clean? Not a chance! BUT, now my kids know where things below, they’re better at putting items in the right place, and when it’s time to clean up, they can do it.
So tell me, do you get the urge to purge and set yourself up for a successful and more productive season ahead? I’d love to hear your kids closet organization tips as well!! Just comment below with your favorite tip, and if you clean out your closets, let us know by tagging @TabithaBlue on social!!