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Over the years living in this home, our girls have switched rooms and room mates so many times that we stopped trying very hard at keeping their closets organized and user-friendly. Now that they are pretty much settled all in one bunk bed room, we have two different shared closets: one in the bunk bed room shared by the older sisters, and another closet in a second bedroom shared by the two little sisters. It has come to our attention (see the “before” photo…😳) that it was time for a little rework, so we teamed up with Walmart to get that shared closet organized! We like working with them bc there are so many hidden design gems that don’t cost an arm and a leg to be found. Here are a few of the ideas we borrowed from others:
It’ll never look quite this clean and tidy again, so let me have my moment of glory, ha! 😂 To make the closet more functional for our two girls who share the space, he moved and changed some shelves and the placement of the hanging rods so that the space became symmetrical. One side per girl! Fresh coat of white paint and we were good to get started.
Another idea for staying organized was to add rows of wooden pegs [HERE} to the inside of the doors for jammies (which they wear more than one night bc #laundrymountains 😳) and another one for prepping their school uniforms the night before. That saves us so much time trying to get out the door in the mornings!
I also heard someone mention using felt kid-sized hangers instead of the slippery plastic ones. Our older girls usually put away all of their own laundry, but it is sometimes hit or miss whether their clothes stay on the actual hangers. These little felt hangers [HERE] were 50 for $20, and I have high hopes for fewer dangling sweaters and shirts now!
Finally, we chose some storage bins with lids [HERE] for the highest shelf where we stored off season clothes that we’ll need later on, and then we used some larger woven hyacinth baskets [HERE] for items like sheets and pillow cases, etc that the girls will need access to throughout the year. I just found some neutral thank you cards, cut them to size, punched a hole and used twine to hang little labels on the boxes and bins for the girls!
Here’s hoping their shared closet stays at least a BIT more organized than it was before… 😉 If you have any awesome kiddo closet organization tips, leave them in the comments for us all!
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