Isn’t it THE BEST feeling to purge the contents of a closet, start anew, and get it looking clean and organized again?! That’s what I did last week with Little B’s closet and it felt AMAZING. Admittedly, I had held on to her baby clothes for far too long and her closet was jam packed with things that didn’t even fit her any more. I finally donated some things, organized her closet, and now it looks so good! The best part? Little B can dress herself so much easier now! Let me share with you some ideas on how to organize your own child’s closet, plus a free Cricut project file to print off some adorable dresser labels to help them put away their clothes and get dressed themselves!
First things first, I have to say that this Closetmaid closet system is absolutely wonderful. I wish we had installed this same one in all my girls’ closets. Maybe one day! You can find more info about it here in my original blog post on B’s closet. I love that it includes a little dresser and that the shelves are so nice and sturdy.
Something that has really helped us already is labeling B’s drawers with pictures of the items that are stored in each. I made some vinyl decals with my Cricut out of gold vinyl – pajamas, underwear, a shirt, and pants – and adhered them to the drawer fronts so that B knows where everything is. If you have an older child that reads, you could also simply use the words of the items. You can use the Cricut project file that I designed for free by going right here.
Another thing I’d recommend is using the KonMari method to store and fold clothing in your child’s closet and/or dresser. In this method, you fold things in thirds and store them vertically so that they’re easier to spot. I’ve just started doing this, and it’s created so much more space in B’s closet, and she has an easier time finding outfits. This is from the book Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up and you can find that here.
Finally: bins, bins and MORE bins (and baskets)! Even in a closet, I love using colour coordinated baskets and bins to store items that can’t be hung or don’t fit in the drawers. In B’s closet, we’re storing sheets, blankets and toys in her cute pink baskets.
I shopped my home & went to the Dollar Tree for the accessories shown here, but here are some similar finds from Amazon:
Watch my video to learn more kids closet organization tips:
Disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.