As you know, I have four little boys. And they all share one room together. The room is about 20 feet by 10 feet so there is plenty of room to play and run around. But the one place that doesn’t have enough room is the closet. Three of the four boys have to share it so I need to maximize the space. Here is the before…….. ( do you want to see the after????)
Apartment Guide challenged me to tackle this closet and try yo get it ORGANIZED.
The goals for this closet were:
A) Fit as many clothes as humanly possible in this space.
B) Make it as functional as possible.
C) Have everything be wipe-able and washable
I needed this closet to be EASY for my boys to maintain. I didn’t want to have too many things in there for them to upkeep. If the kids have to sort too many things, lets face it, it won’t happen.
I needed another row of hanging clothes but didn’t want to add another bar all the way across the closet. I toyed around with idea of how to build a half bar contraption but then found this laundry cart at Walmart and it was perfect. The height is adjustable and there are bars that extend even longer on both sides. It has a shelf on the top and the bottom.It also has wheels which makes it easy to move it out to vacuum.
This is the perfect height for my 5 year old to reach and hang up his own clothes :)
The plastic bins on the bottom (one for each kid) hold socks and underwear. The plastic drawers (that also have wheels) are for PJs, and the bin on top of the drawers are for belts and hats.
On the other side of the closet is mainly for storage. The bunk beds are kind of close so it is not as easy to access. I bought some totes for the out-of-season clothes. I also hang coats and jackets on the rod back there. Right now I have 4 totes but it can easily fit 6.
Here are where I got the items in the closet:
*The baskets I already had. I got them several years ago from Babies R Us on line.
*The laundry cart is from Walmart
*The plastic bins on the bottom of the laundry cart are from IKEA
*The plastic drawers are by Steralite and are from Walmart
*The silver totes are also Steralite and from Walmart
Apartment Guide is an awesome resource if you are renting or need to find a place to rent. Most rentals have major restrictions on what you can do as far as decorating. No painting, no major holes in the walls, etc. All of the places we rented before getting into out home were tiny so organization was key :)
They also have a blog. They talk about moving tips and renter friendly decorating ideas, organization mistakes to avoid, and so much more! They are also on Facebook. Even though I am not a renter anymore I follow them. I like all the tips I can get!
Stay tuned for an awesome giveaway from Apartment Guide to help YOU get organized :)
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