Organizing a Shared Closet (and some big NEWS)

The other day on Facebook I asked if you liked organized closets.  Obviously it was a rhetorical question because EVERYONE likes and wants organized closets, am I right?

Although organized closets are the stuff of my dreams, that was not reality in my girls’ room.  We have a three bedroom house and four kids: 3 girls and a boy.  That means all three of our girls share one bedroom.

I must say that although their room is a good size and their reach-in closet is fairly large, it has been a challenge getting and keeping it organized.  With three girls (aged kindergartener to teen) we have a lot going on in their closet.

3 young girls + 1 outdated closet = organizational disaster

Now, I realize this photo might not spell disaster to some of you while others of you might be horrified.  This picture was taken during the process of changing their winter clothes to summer.  There aren’t as many clothes in there as there usually are, but I can assure you there are times when it looks much worse than this.

Closet Before Organization

One of the ways I tried to create more usable space in this closet was to put a dresser in there for my youngest daughter.  It worked out okay, but it made it very difficult to get to the things on either side of it.  It was great for hide and seek, but not for making the most of the closet space.

Dresser in the Closet

The lower shelf frequently got disorganized because of the length of it.  I have used multiple boxes and bins to help, but it’s always been a struggle.  The top shelf was a place for things to get lost.  :)  Actually, it’s where we kept small suitcases and sleeping bags for overnight trips or sleepovers.  But, they were hard to reach and store neatly.

Unorganized Closet Shelves

I like to keep boxes and bins for clothes they’ve outgrown as well as those that are ready for the next season.  I took several of them out recently and just stacked some of the clothes.  That didn’t work very well.

Disorganized Closet Shelves

When we moved to this house I was 7 months pregnant with my youngest, so we never got to the little things like painting the insides of closets and replacing ugly contact-paper-covered-shelves.

Closet Shelves

Not the prettiest sight, is it?

Shelves

So why am I telling you all about the disorganized closet in my girls’ room?  Well…I have teamed up with a FABULOUS company that I can’t speak about highly enough!  Have you heard of EasyClosets?  These awesome folks have partnered with me to get my girls closet looking A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!

Check out EasyClosets here and get ready to swoon.  Here is one of their beautiful closet solutions.  Isn’t is gorgeous?

EasyClosets Girl's Room

And I have incredible news for YOU.  They’ll be giving a $1,000 closet organizational solution away to one of YOU!!! 

Oh, yeah!  Get ready for awesome.  I can’t wait to show you the makeover!  Check in tomorrow to see how it’s going.  And after I show you how amazing this closet looks, you can enter to win a fully customized closet for your own home.  Let me just tell you that their designers were amazing to work with!  You do NOT want to miss this.

Just a few more pics to show you what’s happening.  We decided it was time to get this baby cleaned out and painted.  So, here we go!

Empty Closet with Dresser

Let the painting begin!  Goodbye ugly beige, hello beautiful.  See you tomorrow!!!

Empty Closet

 

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    Oh, closets are my nemesis! I always have grand plans for ours, but they always end up bulging at the seams and a disorganized mess.

  2. Tania Bannister says

    My small home could use some extra closet storage. We have a closet just like the one in the example.

  3. Heather M says

    So I look at their closet solution, and I wonder if they have girls. I have 2 girls who have at least 10 dresses each… That wouldn’t fit… Plus sweaters and sweatshirts…

  4. Brandee says

    With four little kids, I am desperate for organization. I can’t wait to see the final result!

  5. Katie Jurisch says

    When we moved into our foreclosed house, the previous owner left with the closet doors. With one shelf and one dowell in each closet and no way to hide the chaos in my 2 reach-in closets, I’m overwhelmed and now inspired by the work ahead of me. I’d love to win!

  6. Heidi says

    My mom is moving in with us for awhile and I could REALLY use a closet makeover. She is going to have to share an closet with my 9 year old daughter. I don’t think I would be able to stop at just one closet though – I would probably love it so much that I’d feel compelled to redo every closet in the house! That EasyCloset storage system looks amazing!

  7. Cindy Baker says

    I sooo need this for my granddaughter’s bedroom closet in her room here at my house! It would be so amazing to win the closet makeover!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  8. Vivien says

    We could sure use some organizing help in our home. When we bought this house, we were newly married. Four kids later, we are constantly moving things around and decluttering!

  9. Elisha Jo says

    I HAVE to show you my daughter’s UGLY closet!!! Her closet is narrow and 8 feet far, 3 rods across, first one in the front, second in the middle and third at the back. Hers is a JUNGLE of a mess!!! Please pick me.

  10. Celia Swoboda says

    I currently have gone from Caregiver to my Mother for 20 years to Caregiver to my husband. To have an organized closet for my clothing and my husband’s clothing as well as one for his medication and our supplies would be an absolute blessing.

  11. tanya w says

    O’ could you please……we are always in a stand still…hubby wants to remodel to put a walk in closet in,…and I don’t want it… He says any other girl would love it. What’s with you. This could be a solution.

  12. Becca says

    I can’t wait to see the amazing transformation! It will definitely motivate me to finally get my own girls closet redone. I have two who share their room and their closet is more than have this size. It’s becoming a big challenge. I’m running out of creative ideas!

  13. says

    We just moved into a 100 year old home. Closets back then weren’t made the way we dream of them now, that for sure. My husband and I really need to do something with the master closet but it falls behind a back yard and a basement remodel on our list of priorities….maybe this can be inspirational to us. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Kaci says

    My girls are now sharing a room—we’re expecting our first boy the end of June! We would love more “organized” space in their room. It’s been tough making everything fit. We’ve definitely de-cluttered, but it’s still a tight squeeze.

  15. says

    Closets are always either disappointing or amazing. I’ve had exactly one home in my life with amazing closets, and it’s not the one we live in now. This house is amazing to me in most ways, but the closets? Even though most of them are a decent size, they were designed with no love at all.

  16. Nadine Frandsen says

    This is just what is needed in our home! My daughter and two children moved into our unfinished basement a year and we’ve since been trying to finish up two bedrooms. We are at the point of painting, door hanging, baseboards and such. Lastly exactly this – closets !! This would be a God-send !!

  17. Suzanne says

    I hope to see some great ideas! It would be wonderful to have a system in our tiny little home to help maximize our storage space while still making things accessible.

  18. Kathryn Black Lance says

    With three little kids, our entry closet is busting at the seams. I would love a redesign!

  19. Robin Patterson says

    Their organization looks amazing! Our younger daughter could really use a makeover for her closets. Can’t wait to see your daughters’ closet organized :) Thanks for sharing!

  20. Cindy says

    Awesome! I have been wanting to do this with my kids’ closet! My daughter and son share one in a small 8×10 room so any space we could gain from organizing like this would be wonderful!

  21. Patty says

    I’ve been working on my closet for a while! This would be a great incentive to finish and
    Keep it that way!!

  22. Barbra Harmon says

    This would be fantastic for my stock, outdated closet that our builder put in when our house was built.

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