When I was a little girl and my mama would tell me to clean up my room, I would usually just stuff the majority of the junk under my bed or in my closet.
Somehow, I never grew out of that.
Now that I am a mama of little ones, I have found myself stuffing junk into their closets, too. Of course, they usually enjoy adding to the mess.
This is what our closet was looking like (mind you, this was after I cleaned it a month ago).
It was time for Operation: Organize the Kid’s Closet
I used this closet organizer from Wayfair to help separate my closet. I love the little boxes that go with it! This organization system also came with some fancy velvety hangers. I got rid of the plastic hangers, which the kids LOVED playing with.
Side note: You can’t say that boys and girls come out the same. Gracie spent the entire time organizing them while Benjamin spent the entire time throwing them around! I love watching their differences!
After rehanging all the clothes, I also took some out that were a little too small. (Why in the world did I have 18m clothes for Gracie in there, when she is a 4T??)
I should confess here that although I am saying I…I wasn’t alone. My mama came over to help me. She is truly an organization queen!
So, we separated the clothes out into seasons. I realized that I have almost no kid’s hanging clothes for cold weather.
We also used the hanging boxes to organize blankets, swimwear…
socks and tights, and other essentials.
I was amazed how much room there was in that closet when we were all finished. I feel like I could stick a bed in there for someone to sleep.
So don’t be surprised if you come for a visit and end up in the closet. After all, it’s probably the nicest place in our house right now!
See our progress in real time (and enjoy the REAL LIFE of this process, with the kids popping in and out!):
What in your home needs an organizational makeover??
If your kitchen needs some work, check out this post on how I organize my measuring cups!