Kid’s Closet Organization

Organizing kid’s rooms can be a challenge.  Lots of little bits and pieces, toys, clothes, games, etc..  Sometimes the closet becomes a catch all for everything.  While my daughter is really organized (I don’t know where she gets it) her room is on the small side, so I need to maximize and utilize the space in her closet.  So today we’re getting serious about kid’s closet organization.

I don’t have a true “before” photo of her closet, but imagine this space stuffed with toys and clothes, and you get the picture.  It’s deep and has great built-in storage, but the downside is that she’s too little to reach the top hanging rack of clothes, so that’s kind of wasted space. 

I want this closet to work hard for the money, so I decided to trick it out a bit more to help contain the clutter.  On Friday, I gave you a sneak peek of the peg board that I was adding, so let’s take a look at the evolution, shall we?

Clean it out

When I cleaned everything out, it was glaringly obvious that I had to paint the closet before doing anything else.

The walls were just … nasty.

Paint the Walls for a Fresh Look

While I know the power of paint, I’m still amazed at the difference that paint makes in a closet.  It just gives you a clean slate to start from, before you even get it all organized.  I painted them Pale Oak, by Benjamin Moore.  It’s the same color I used in my master closet.Much better.

Add a Pegboard

Now for the fun stuff.  I picked up this pegboard at Lowes, and it’s the perfect size for her closet.  Normally, I buy pegboard in larger sheets, but I came across this one, and snapped it up (the last one they had as a matter of fact).  Saves me the trouble of having to cut it down to size.

Then, I attached a wood frame to the back.

When my boys got home from school, they bickered and griped helped me install it.

Then I painted it the same color as her walls, to make it a little more fun.

Started adding some of the hooks and accessories – 

Lots of space to hang her goodies, with room to spare.

On the opposite wall, I added bins and baskets to corral more of her stuff.

The bottom bin houses her larger bags and backpacks (apparently, a girl needs to change those out on a regular basis).

She has taken to using this basket for her dirty clothes.  As long as they’re contained and not on the floor – I’m good with that.

What are your favorite tips for keeping kids’ rooms organized?  You’d think that with three kids, I’d have this down to a science – alas, no.
Check out my Color Spotlight post over at The Creativity Exchange!  I’m going to be a monthly contributor over there, and am kicking things off with the many faces of Revere Pewter.


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    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    February 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    LOVE the pegboard! i need to make one for emmy!

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      February 18, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks Cassie! I can't get enough of them these days! My husband is now asking for one in his closet. 🙂

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    Simply LKJ
    February 18, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    What a fantastic space! I love the use of the pegboard.

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    pam {simple details}
    February 18, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    You are a smart mama!! I want one in my closet! Love the fun color, too!

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    February 18, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    That looks great! It's fun seeing pegboard used more and more. So many neat options. I love how you painted it too for a bit of extra colour. Great job 🙂

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    Kris @ Driven by Décor
    February 18, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    What smart, creative way to use that space! My girls would love that. Just like yours, they have soooo many little, tiny things!

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    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    February 18, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I love your love for organization my friend. You keep me on track with trying to get my house in shape! I have a pegboard out in the garage that I have yet to install. Now I am thinking how useful it would be in my son's room! Thanks for sharing that great idea!

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    February 19, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Jenny, this is amazing. I bet your little girl is loving her closet now. I need to find somewhere to hang a pegboard!

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    Joseph Smith
    September 24, 2014 at 7:53 am

    You have some great closet storage solutions. I got great ideas I can use for my coat closet. Thanks for sharing. Great post!

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    Angella Frasier
    November 26, 2015 at 4:14 am

    Wow, you did a fantastic job. For my kid's wardrobe I went to a local wardrobe company who actually helped to design the wardrobe. I could decide where to put shelves, drawers and tracks. It took a lot of pressure of me as well as providing practical space in which to put all of their clothes and soft toys.

    Angella Frasier @ 4-Wardrobe

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