I am on a mission. I am on a mission to overhaul all of my closets. Since moving last October I have been a crazy, disorganized mess and I'm so tired of it! We currently do not have the money to do the real makeovers I dream of: demoing the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms etc. I have to content myself with doing what I can with what I have. Now, don't get me wrong, I love our home, it is everything we prayed for, for just about a year and it has been a huge blessing on our lives. But, so far all of our budget for the house has had to go to major and important repairs, this sadly leaves my grand pinterest inspired ideas for our house to the wayside and I am left with near a penny to invest into my lovely perfect vision for our house. But, that is all cosmetic and the Bible states that "this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever." 1 John 2:17 (NLT)
So, while pinteresting one day I found this great tutorial on how to make sturdy cardboard boxes. I tried one out and used it for my TV cabinet, it is holding up well under quite a few DVD's, so I was impressed and wanted to make some for my daughter's cubbies in her closet. We put a closet organizer system in a while back and those have been working wonderfully, but as you can see from the before and after picture her closet really got out of hand. Also, those cubbies just weren't being used to their full potential. So, I got to work cutting and gluing and with only spending $4 on the cute yellow material to cover the front of the boxes, I didn't spend any money. I already had the blue bins, boxes and bag. The one thing that I wanted to do was label everything, but her toys change quickly so I didn't want to make anything too permanent.
As you can see the organization is extremely simple I didn't do anything fancy, but these are a few of the guidelines that I used to complete the task:
Closet Organization Tips for Kids Rooms
1.) Use the space to its full potential
2.) Put items that you don't want your child to have without supervision up high where they cannot reach them
3.) Organize like items together, example: electronics, dress up, jewelry etc.
4.) Put items that you want the child to be able to access on their own within their reach
5.) Find a variety of boxes and bags of different sizes to contain the toys in an orderly fashion, label if appropriate
If you liked this post and found it helpful, I will be writing about similar closet overhauls on my blog every Friday, please come check them out!