Step 1: Flexible Organization
Kids and their clothes are in constant flux. You want a closet organization system that can keep up. When determining a closet system for kids, ensure it is flexibility. Can you adjust the hanging rods? Can the shelves be removed, added to as the clothes get longer to accommodate taller bodies. You want to be sure that your closet can grow with your child.
Step 2: Structure by Accessibility
Not all the storage areas in a closet have equal value. Drawers, shelves, and rods at eye level are your most valuable real estate. This is where you want to place the items you use most. Put items you use rarely on top. Normally the bottom of a closet is a less valuable area as well, but since this is structured for a 5 year old, the area closest to the ground contains her most frequently used clothes, toys, and shoes.
Step 3: Employ Boundaries and Tools
Clothes are like jello. If you don’t contain them in a mold, they end up degrading into chaos. Every items should be visible simultaneously. Consider using drawer dividers and a standing fold.
Coming soon, more ideas on how to personalize your kids’ closet, stay tuned. And if you like the vinyl kitty decals in Coco’s closet, check out Urban Walls.