I’m finally getting around to sharing Jordan’s organized kids closet. These pictures have been on my phone for far too long!
I don’t have any great before pictures unfortunately but frankly, his closet is a before picture every other week! Since moving, about six months ago, I didn’t know how I wanted to keep Jordan’s closet organized. In our previous home we didn’t really use the closet in the kids room. It was tiny and mostly full of toys and dresses for my daughter and the occasional dress suit for him.
The kids wore school uniforms and everything was kept in their dresser drawers. I am so grateful about so much about our townhouse but one of the things I’m grateful about is the kids have not only their own rooms but their own closets. Especially since they no longer wear school uniforms.
After moving in, I got Brianna’s tween closet organized first and I scratched my head for a while on how to handle Jordan’s kid closet. For reference, Brianna is almost 14 (eek!) and Jordan is 10. My goal for his organized kids closet was to make picking out his clothes easy for him and to keep his shoes in his closet (and not all over the place).
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But since we’re in a townhouse that desperately needs more storage options, I needed his closet to do more than just hold his clothes and shoes. Let me just show you what I’ve done so far…
I try to keep his clothes in some sort of order…
- dress shirts
- hoodies and sweaters
- shirts (in a perfect world, long sleeve together and short sleeve together but let’s be real here)
Key word being “try” because he’s 10 and I don’t have time to go in his closet every day and train him to organize his clothes meticulously. My goal is to keep clothes on hangers and not on the floor. That’s it. I’m pretty basic like that.
All of his shoes are on the closet floor and that’s where I want them to always be. When he starts playing football again his cleats can stay downstairs but the rest of his shoes should remain here.
I’m sure you’re wondering why is there luggage in here…and it’s because I have nowhere else for it to go.
The top shelf has more luggage, a remote control car that I don’t know where else I can put it, clothes that need to be donated, his hats and a drone. I also put a couple of his old book bags that he uses when he sleeps over up there too.
I tried to work without the luggage but I couldn’t find anywhere else I could put it. Certainly not in my closet…that’s a whole ‘nother story. And of course this looks better than having the luggage…but he doesn’t care and neither do I.
Let’s talk hangers…if you have younger kids, then I recommend either using baby hangers or kids huggable hangers. Because Jordan is ten I don’t like to use adult hangers because they’re too big for his shirts. The best hangers for him right now are the kinds I get from the store when I buy his clothes. Most stores give the hangers away, and others will ask if you want to keep the hangers. But if they don’t offer, it doesn’t hurt to ask.
You can see I have a stack of bins tucked away in his closet. The bottom two are full of Christmas decor. The top one is currently empty but will be for other seasonal decor. I have items sitting in a corner that I’m looking at right now as I type that I’ve been meaning to get up inside this bin. I could also fit another bin on top and have room to spare.
That’s Jordan’s organized kids closet in a nutshell. Nothing too fancy. But totally functional. And completely doable for my ten year old to keep it looking neat. That’s the key for me. Is it neat? Can you find your clothes easily? Perfect!
You may recall when I shared Jordan’s bedroom that he does have two chest of drawers for everything that needs to be folded. So he certainly has plenty of clothes storage. I’m really thankful for that.
I may or may not decide to add some baskets to the top shelf just to make it look nicer and maybe even more functional. We’ll see. For now this closet is winning for us! If I decide to make any updates in the future I’ll be back to share them with you.
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Clean Home says
We don’t have a closet but small cabinets and boxes. I always found it hard to organize both of our things especially w/ a five-year-old kid. But you did it pretty well w/ your kids closet. Actually, the luggage still fits in there. Great organization!