After finally finishing the boy’s room, the closet was the next project. It was in desperate need of some help. The boys are at a young age where they are growing so quickly, and everything from their clothes to their toys are constantly being outgrown and replaced. Their clothing closet which also holds toys was in desperate need of some organization. Here are a few tips that I found helpful while creating an organized kids closet.
shelvng for an organized kids closet
Their closet is a decent size, and the rod with no shelf wasn’t doing the space any favors. I wanted to add additional shelving plus have a little space for some of their larger toys. This closet was also on a budget and I didn’t want to go out and spend a lot.
I had made due with a large tall dresser that I had placed in the closet for extra storage. But when our sweet baby Bridger came along I needed two dressers for their clothes. And since we live in a smaller home with no storage or extra closets I had to come up with another place to store things such as extra baby wipes, blankets, and other little items that was once stored in the dresser.
I wanted to make the most out of this space. After taking everything out I painted the closet the same color as the room, Hush by BEHR paint. We replaced the old curtain rod that was nearly broke with a wire shelf from Lowe’s. This made such a huge difference. Shelving is so nice to have in a closet. On the top of the shelf, I placed extra blankets, baby wipes, and a little crate with all the boy’s stuffed animals.
tips for organizing a kids closet
The next thing I did was replaced the tall dresser with the dresser from our bedroom. I am working on some new things for our master bedroom and can’t wait to share with you. The boys clothes were hanging over the dresser and I couldn’t use the top of the dresser for space. This short dresser gave me so much more room to work with and I love how it looks. On top of the dresser I was able to place a little basket with baby toys and a little galvanized bin with all the extra pacifiers.
I love shopping my home and not having to go out and buy anything. Baskets and bins don’t have to exactly match each other as long as they stay with the same color pallet. I love the character that all the different baskets add to this space. I live by the rule that everything should have a home. Bins and baskets are the perfect way to store little odds and ends.
Brother rules free printable
If your looking for décor ideas for your boy’s shared room, I made this brother sign and printed it out in an 8×10 and used a frame that I already had on hand. I used navy blue and white to match the colors of their room. You can get your free print down below. If your already a subscriber to Backwoods Haven click on the picture below to be brought to the subscriber library. If you haven’t joined yet we would love for you to become apart of Backwoods Haven community.
tips for creating an organized kids closet
Since this closet has no doors I wanted to paint the door frame an accent color to add a little something extra to this closet. I painted it Black Fox by BEHR Paint.
Before you put everything back into the new organized closet go through the clothing and pack away/donate any items that don’t fit or are no longer worn.
A few hooks on the walls hold hats, belts, and the boy’s extra bags. And there was enough space on the floor to put a few of the larger toys.
So far this new organized closet is working out great! The boy’s room now feels complete and more organized.