Small closet big impact!
My daughters closet is, to say the least on the small side. I Never really knew how to organize it because it was oddly long and very short and narrow. Her closet is on the other side of the attic stairs if that clues you in on its very specific size.
I knew I had to figure out some sort of way to organize this space. I’m so tired of my kid’s rooms being disasters! I finally realized that the organization part was missing!
My kids were getting frustrated that there wasn’t a place for everything and tidying up got harder and harder. If an item didn’t have an exact spot they’d just toss it somewhere in the abyss. The
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Her closet is very narrow, but I knew a hanging basket would fit quite nicely. Plus, it would give the opportunity to put lots of basket in each slot to separate items like sweatshirts, cardigans, gymnastic leos, etc. My husband hung a wooden rod to the top of the closet and secured it to the wall with a few pieces of wood and some screws. We could have hung it from the closet rod where her clothes are hanging from, but didn’t want it to hang to the floor. I needed the floor space for more storage options. So we opted to hang it all the way up to the ceiling, leaving plenty of room at the bottom for storage.
Something my daughter desperately needed in her room was more drawer storage to store things like her jewelry, nail polish, hats, etc. So I picked up this small drawer cabinet with 2 drawers and some plastic organizers to make sure everything stayed organized and had a specific place.
I don’t know about you, but we go through clothes like its no body’s business. First of all, they ruin clothes so fast! They quickly stain and wear holes in their clothes faster than I can buy them. We came up with a system that helps me save time by doing less laundry but also helps their nice clothes last longer. We use a play clothes bin!
Each child has a bin in their closet filled with play clothes. When they get home from school they change out of their school clothes and put on play clothes for the rest of the day. These clothes are already ripped and stained so it doesn’t matter to me if they play hard in them. And as a bonus, their school clothes can sometimes be wore a few times before they need washing. They were really only worn for a few hours anyway. And of course their play clothes can certainly be worn a few times before they need washing as well.
Probably the biggest time suck for my daughter was trying to find the specific pair of shoes that she just
Lighten it up!
The other issue that my daughter was having with her closet is that is was so dark. So we painted the wood white to try and lighten it up and we knew she needed a light fixture. We quickly realized that space was a huge factor and decided to just tuck some puck lights in the corner of the closet – low enough for her to reach to turn on and off.
Small closets can be just as impactful in
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I’m Kori and I’m so glad you’re here! Home design has always been a passion of mine. I love to find new ways to make my home feel and look beautiful. I’m a DIY girl who loves farmhouse style with a twist of boho. And let’s face it…a room that reflects your style can boost your mood and make you feel happy! Join me and my family on this journey as we move from city life to farm life renovating our 1700s abode one room at a time. Here you’ll find design tips, DIYs, inspiration boards, tips on organization and cleaning, and so much more!
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