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
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.