Our children have been sharing a bedroom for about 8 months now. We first moved them into the same room when my mother moved in back in July and they have been sharing a room ever since. When my mother moved out last month, we made the decision to keep them in the same room. The love sharing a room so we didn’t see any good reason to switch them around again.
In order to create more open space in the room I had this grand idea to get rid of the dressers. Claire had an old 1970’s dresser that was big and bulky and Caleb was still using his changing table/dresser. We needed more storage for their clothing and I wanted them to have easy access to their own clothes so they can get dressed by themselves and help put away their clean clothing.
My solution: Get rid of the dressers and make the large closet a “kids closet”.
This is the closet with all it’s clutter
Empty Closet – Clean Slate!
The organized kids closet finished:
We are so thrilled with how it came out.
Here’s a closer look.
Pj’s, Underwear and Sweatshirts. Shoes and Bed Sheets are stored on the floor. I love that this new setup allows Claire to help me put away laundry, and she loves to help!
I found this cute organizer w/ mirror at Target on clearance for just a few dollars. It is perfect to keep all of Claire’s fun , jewelry and hair bows. Calebs ties are also stored at the bottom. I’m surprised how well it worked out. I still need to find a better way to hang it up but it works for now! The kids also have a “bucket” for their socks. These buckets are actually little hanging planters from Target.
Hanging clothes above 3 drawer storage containers. Our “Play Clothes” are for outside play. Dirty playtime. We keep ripped jeans, stained shirts and even some almost-outgrown clothes and use those outfits for play clothes. This way I don’t have to worry about the kids ruining their nicer clothes and I can let them get a little messy without having to scrub out stains! Every home needs a Mix & Match Sock bin, this is where those lost socks end up.
Here’s what the room looked like before:
The dresser was covered in random stuff! That’s the problem with me and flat services… they are just calling to be covered with crap!
And here is the room after (We will need to move the changing table/dresser out)
We are loving our new set up and it’s nice to finally have the closet cleared out and to finally use the closet more efficiently.
Most of the items that were in the closet have since been organized in the attic. We were able to donate or throw away a lot too. The rest, well… our “spare room” is now a mess! We’ll be tackling this mess next!
Today I’m linking up over at Simple Mom for her Project Simplify!