Keeping kids’ rooms tidy and organized can feel like a full-time job. To them, cleaning their rooms seems like a never-ending task because of how hard it is to make sure everything is in the right place. If you’re ready to find a solution to this problem, contact your organizational experts at Closet & Storage Concepts to create a custom closet that works for you and your kids! Here are some tips to think about when you start planning their new closet.
Keep things within reach!
Young children need to be able to get what they need out of their closet without your help each time. Install lower shelves and racks for the things they use every day. Display their favorite toys and outfits within reach to them so they can always access it. Use the higher shelves to store off-season clothes or things they haven’t grown into yet.
Adjustable racks and shelves
If this closet is going to stick with them until they move out, you should definitely plan on making the interior pieces adjustable. As they grow, and as their wardrobes get larger, it is essential that their closet can adapt to fit what they use. Installing clothing racks and shelves that can adjust in height will ensure they aren’t out of reach when they are young or inconvenient to use when they are older.
Cubbies & open storage
There is a reason their first introduction to organizational skills is through cubbies at school. These provide a great way to store their items so when they do have to find something, it is not an infinite abyss of toys and clothes like a chest or dresser might be. Visibility is key with kids and open storage spaces will help them know where things go at the end of the day. They can sort toys and clothes into cubbies, while extra hooks on the backs of doors for jackets or wet towels will keep the clutter off the floor.
Label, label, label
By labeling bins and drawers with the appropriate title, it will be a breeze for them to put away whatever has collected on the ground. Teach them that everything has a home and be consistent and clear about where it all goes. Bins and baskets that they can take out of the closet will make clean up easier and with a simple label on the outside, they’ll know which to use.
If you make an organizational space appeal to their interests, your kids will be more likely to get involved in maintaining it. With the right colors, bin designs, and layout, you can transform a plain closet into an interactive space that they’ll actually enjoy organizing. Try colorful trims that highlight the space and bins that fit into the color scheme. Using compatible colors will also make the space visually cleaner.
An organized closet system will teach them invaluable skills about how to clean and tidy a space. Cleaning their room won’t be an impossible chore, but something they do every day. The most important takeaway is that finding a solution to organize your child’s closet is not impossible. Contact us for a free in-home consultation and let us find the solution for you.