ORG! Vol. 1 - A Boy's Closet & Mini Tutorial

In less than a week our three year old will be starting preschool. He's excited, I'm excited, and think this "back to school" thing has made me want to purge everything and start over. :) Or maybe just organize the heck out of it all! Either way, I'm trying to find systems for particular areas around our house, such as the pantry, baking cabinet, closets. Ooh the closets! While I was cleaning out our front closet, I packed away snow pants... in JULY! Needless to say, these spaces need some attention and ORG!

The first space I started with was M's closet. Of course I hit Pinterest first for a little inspiration!

I like the simple numbered baskets here. I imagine this will be easy for M to find what he needs, if I say, "your socks are in basket #3."
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Jen @ iHeartOrganizing always has great ideas. What I love is the center shelving unit, the rods at 2 heights, and those basket labels are super cute, too!
So, here is where we started:
About a year ago we added a second closet rod that he would be able to reach. Well, as you can see above, the clothes on the top rod are already touching the bottom rod. That quick fix wasn't going to work. This closet isn't very large, and because of the angled ceiling, it isn't very tall either. We needed more storage!

 After I added the new rods, I put all of his clothes back in the closet, with room to grow! 

I have a few more plans for this small space, so stay tuned! At least now we have room for his back to school clothes!

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  1. Thanks for this! I am thinking about redoing my daughter ginormous closet that currently holds a broken dresser. It makes me feel confident to get some wood cut and go ahead and install away!

    1. No problem! It was super easy. Good luck to you!

  2. Such a great idea! Looks good. I'm hosting a giveaway for some pretty great pillow covers that you should enter! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/11/pillow-covers-giveaway.html

  3. I am just now seeing this post for the first time and I'm so happy! Alex started building a closet in the basement the other night and this is a similar layout I was trying to explain- Thanks for having a visual for me to show him! You do such great work friend!!!

    1. Hey Kristin,
      I'm glad I can provide you with a visual. I can't wait to see this closet he's building. :) I'm thinking of doing the same thing in our entry closet, that way the boys will be able to reach their hats and gloves instead of them being waaay at the top. Good luck!