Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Shared Closet

One of the tips from professional organizer, Amanda LeBlanc, was that when it comes to closets, open wall space equals wasted space. I kept this in mind when merging Brooke and Maddux's clothes into one closet. I don't have a before picture (because I kind of dive into projects not thinking), but here is the after.

 So the break down of what I did... I added a second rod for each of them ($9.69 each @ Target), got a shoe shelf for each of them ($10.49 each @ Target) and replaced Brooke's old hamper ($9.99 @ Target). I also got four packages of kids hangers at (you guessed it) Target, they were $1.17 each and will be shared between all three kids. Once I had all my gear in place I organized each child's clothes on their own side. Tops on top, bottoms on bottom. After they were separated by season I lined the clothes up based on the rainbow (another trick I learned from watching "The Amandas" on Style Network). Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet; or ROY G. BIV. I paid attention in elementary art class :)! I have to tell you that I was a little stumped when it came down to Brooke's side because there are so many sub-categories for a girl. Do tunics count as dresses? Do sweaters go with light jackets? Are dresses on the top with tops or bottom with bottoms? But I put everything up as best as I could and then shifted where I needed to. I am happy with the end result though. I do plan on painting in there just to liven things up a bit, but that will wait until we decorate the main part of their room. The kids love it, especially Brooke who can now reach some of her clothes to get herself dressed. Just about $55.00 was spent on this portion of their room but considering the cost of a full closet system, I would say it was a pretty good deal!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Closet organization for the kids is something I am proud of... I do mine similar to yours. What I do for colton is tops on top, bottoms on bottoms. I don't do the shirts by colors but by style... sleeveless, short sleeve, short sleeve collared, long sleeve, long sleeve collared, jackets.

For Tayler, I do bottoms on bottom, tops on top. Behind the tops, I do dresses and outfits. So, if something is a set or dress, it does in the outfit section. So the tops on top of the bottoms are the single mix and match. I also organize Tayler's shirts the same way and then do pants by style.. skits, shorts, leggings, sweat/fleece pants, jeans. :)