Organizing a Shared Kids’ Room Closet ~ EasyClosets Makeover ~ the Reveal

If you’re a regular reader of Organizing Homelife, you may know that I’ve been working with the amazing EasyClosets company to transform the closet in my girls’ room from disorganized and outdated to organized and beautiful.

Today I’m going to show you the transformation!

This is where we left off yesterday.  We took out the old shelves and baseboard and painted the closet to match the room.  Then we put the EasyClosets organizing solution together and were ready to start organizing!

EasyClosets Organizational Solution

My two eldest daughters have dressers in the room, but since we have three girls sharing the same room, it’s pretty tight, and a third dresser would make it too crowded.  So, when I worked on the design with Mikey, one of the fantastic EasyClosets designers, we decided that two sections of drawers and three hanging rods would be great.

So are you ready to see the transformation?  Check out our new and MUCH improved closet!

Organized Girl's Room Closet

Since my 6 year old tends to make a mess of her drawers, I hung this weekly clothes organizer to set out her clothes for the week.  My teen daughter doesn’t have too many long dresses, so it’s not a problem right now.  If it gets too crowded later, we’ll just simply take it off.

Organizing Kids' Clothes in the Closet

Days of the Week Clothes Organizer

I love the new closet so much!  It’s so nice for all of the girls to have their own little spaces.  My teenaged daughter loves having a spot for her bags, perfumes and lotions.

Organizing a Teen's Room

And I love having a designated spot for all the soccer cleats and ballet shoes.

Organizing Soccer & Ballet Shoes

In the bin I keep extra tights and leotards for upcoming classes.

Organized Ballet Clothes

Keeping kids’ clothes organized is an enormous challenge, especially when you are dealing with hand-me-downs and seasonal clothing changes.  Having three girls constantly growing in and out of clothes is something we deal with on a regular basis.

To make things easier, I keep a bin for each of the girls in the closet.  I keep a small stash of clothes for the next season in them so if we have a burst of early fall weather this summer, I won’t need to make a quick dash to the attic to sort through the seasonal bins.

Organized Kids' Closet

I like to keep three or four outfits for each of the girls in their bin.  When it’s winter, I keep three to four shorts and t-shirts in their bins as well as their bathing suits.  You never know when you might need to have a bathing suit handy, even in the winter.

The suitcase is easily accessible for my youngest when she has sleepovers.

How to Organize a Shared Kids' Closet

I love having a shelf for sweatshirts and sweatpants/jeans for cool summer nights.  It’s so nice that the girls can grab them easily without sorting through their next season bins or getting them mixed up in their drawers.

The other bin I keep is for clothes they have outgrown.  There are a number of years between my second and third daughters, so hand-me-downs don’t work that well.  But, I save lots of clothes from my first daughter for my second.

How to Organize Outgrown Kids' Clothes

I tried keeping this in the laundry room at one point, but I can’t remember when I’m washing clothes which things aren’t fitting right.  When they’re getting dressed in their room and we realize something is too small, it’s easy to put it in the bin.  When I get time, I can take the clothes from the bin and put them in the attic with the rest of that size.

Organize Outgrown Kid's Clothes

It’s so nice to have so much usable space in the closet now.  We have space for the girls’ jewelry.

Organizing Kids' Jewelry

We even have space for headbands, piggy banks, and a convenient way to organize shoes.

Organizing the Closet with EasyClosets

I love that there are so many options with the drawers.  I chose lots of drawers because I like organizing kids’ clothes in drawers rather than hanging everything.  It’s a personal choice.  Check out how deep these drawers are.  I have 4 – 12″ drawers, 4 – 8″ drawers, and 2 – 5″ drawers.

I fold my 6 year old’s clothes vertically since she has so many outfits.

Organizing Kids' Clothes

My older girls’ clothes get stacked neatly.

Organizing Teen Clothing

They love all the accessory pieces that are available from EasyClosets.  Check out the slide out belt rack.  We’re using it for scarves and belts.

Organizing Scarves

One of my favorite features is the 5″ drawer.  It’s a perfect spot for organizing the hoards of hair ties and bows we have.

Organizing Little Girl's Hair Bows & Ties

Another favorite feature we all love is the valet pole.  We installed two of these on opposite panels above the drawers.  It’s perfect for setting out clothes for the next day.

Kid's Clothes on an EasyClosets Valet Pole

There is even extra space at the top of the closet where I can keep blankets for colder weather.

Organizing Blankets in the Closet

And sleeping bags for sleepovers.

Organizing Sleeping Bags

The quality of this closet is phenomenal.  I could not even believe how solid, yet smooth the drawers are.  They are very well made, and now I know why EasyClosets offers a lifetime guarantee.  I’m certain we’ll still have this closet solution long after my kids are grown.

What do you think?  Isn’t it amazing?

Organized Girl's Room Closet

This use of space is perfect for our needs right now.  But, one of my FAVORITE things about the EasyClosets solution is that it grows and changes with you as your closet needs change.  It’s simple to make adjustments.

If I wanted to, I could easily change the drawers into tall hanging sections with shelves for shoes.  I see that as a future possibility when the girls are older.

I took out the weekly clothes organizer in this picture to show you how much hanging space we have if needed.

Organized Shared Kids' Closet

No makeover would be complete without some before and afters! Organizing the Closet Before and After

Closet Organization Before and After

EasyClosets Closet Makeover

Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow to enter to win YOUR OWN EasyClosets makeover!  Don’t miss it – you are going to love this.

EasyClosets $1,000 Closet Giveaway

By the way, if you haven’t already done so, you should check out the EasyClosets online design tool.  It is fun to look at all the possibilities for making the most of your space.  All you need are the measurements of your closet.  Don’t know where to start?  No worries!  The EasyClosets design team is fabulous to work with and they’ll help you work out a design that fits your needs and your budget.

 

Disclosure: I was given an EasyClosets organizing solution to review.  All opinions are 100% my own.  I never post about products I do not recommend or use in my own home.  See my full disclosure policy here.

25 Responses to “Organizing a Shared Kids’ Room Closet ~ EasyClosets Makeover ~ the Reveal”

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  1. Katie says:

    Love this system! I am curious as to how much this one cost? Could you share that please? Thanks!

  2. Debbie says:

    This turned out so awesome! It looks wonderful! I can’t believe the difference all of that made.

  3. Katrina Reynolds says:

    This is a dream closet. But something the “average” person can not afford!

  4. Ida says:

    I want…no NEED this in my home!

  5. Robin says:

    I love it, Ginny! I bet the girls do too. As usual you did a great job organizing your things back into the new system, too. Beautiful!

  6. dana burns says:

    Beautiful! I have such small closets(ranch house) this system would be great! It’s so pretty i wouldn’t want the doors on the closet! Where did you purchase tbe pink clear decorative bins? Very cute. Great idea to keep a few outfits for the season in case weather changes. I’m def going to do that!

  7. Susan Gay says:

    Thank you so much for sharing, it is absolutely beautiful. Lots of great ideas to implement even if you aren’t ready for the total makeover. You have such a lovely blog and I always enjoy it and get helpful information when I visit! Blessings.

  8. Dawn Thomas says:

    Thanks for sharing! We could totally use that in our house! I will enter because that is the only way it is happening since my husband list his job!

  9. Sandy Steele says:

    Beautiful transformation! And I loved the Thirty-One Tote :) This would be great to have in my home.

  10. Sam says:

    Oh my goodness that is BEAUTIFUL! I wish all my closets could look like that!

  11. Ester Villarreal says:

    Wow! Looks amazing and so easy to keep organized! Thank you for an opportunity to win a system come tomorrow!!

  12. Suzanne says:

    What an incredible difference that made – I’d be curious to know how much that would have cost the average consumer.

  13. Clara Vargas says:

    I loved the idea of having a few clothes of different season just in case. Where did you get those pink boxes from?

  14. The closet ideas are great, I have my two granddaughters living with me and is urgent that I fix that closet, thank you for the ideas.

  15. Michelle says:

    This is awesome. Unfortunately my daughter’s closet isn’t wide enough to do anything with it.

  16. Dixie Pederson ROLLHEISER says:

    Looks fabulous. . Now I want to change my own closet. .

  17. Ellen says:

    Your closet looks amazing! I love the extras like the belt rack and valet pole. I would love to redo my master closet!

  18. Wow, Ginny! This is easily the most fabulous kids’ closet of all time. :) It is amaaaazing!!

  19. Morgan says:

    I LOVE everything about this revamped space! It looks soo good! Very impressed. xoxo

  20. Laura says:

    I wish you would respond to some of your readers’ questions. I, too, would like to know where you got the weekday labels for the clothing stacker. I have a daughter who fights me over her daily wardrobe (because she wants to choose her own clothes). I was thinking your idea of stacking up a week’s worth of clothing options would make her feel like she had more choice — and, perhaps, result in more put together outfits. But I’d love to know from you (or anyone reading this) how to make or buy those weekday labels. Thanks!

    • Emily3 says:

      I agree, replies to questions would be nice. This is a beautiful closet transformation and I am so impressed that 3 girls share this space.

      Anyway, I also like the daily outfit organizer. There’s one on amazon – search for KIDS DAILY ACTIVITY ORGANIZER – 6 SHELF HANGING CLOSET. A friend of mine did this for her girls, and I loved the idea. I found a similar organizer (without the day of the week labels) at Ross for pretty cheap. Good luck!

    • Ginny G says:

      Sorry, Laura! The way my blog comments are handled changed a few months ago, and I somehow didn’t see your comment. I tried to find the same organizer so I could link to it, but I wasn’t able to find one. As Emily mentioned, if you search Amazon, you will find one in primary colors. I actually found mine a few years ago at a yard sale, so I don’t know where it was purchased. My youngest daughter sounds like your daughter’s twin. Lol. She always fights me on clothing choices, so giving her a week’s worth of choices is a good thing. :)

  21. alison says:

    this is exactly what i need for my girls shared closet. i know you were sponsored by this post and got it for free, but do you know much it would cost to have this exact model?

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