The kids closets!
I totally forgot in February I worked on organizing their closets. They turned out great I think. Found some shoe organizers and 11x11 fabric bins at my local Target. $3 a piece. Score! Got them in my kids favorite colors, green and pink.
Used command hooks to store my sons dress-up clothes and basketball hoop on the back of his door.
Put some adjustable shelves on the side, only let them pick their favorite stuffed animals to keep in the bin, and purged the rest. Who else feels claustrophobic when it comes to stuffed animals? I do. They just seem to multiply on their own if you aren't careful.
Took Jen's advice and laminated tags. Used some ribbon I had to tie them on. I was pretty proud of it. I also loved her idea of putting the sheets in the bin. I hate feeling like I have to have them folded perfectly. This way they are out of sight and mind on how they look. In a cute bin. Yeah! Only store 1 sheet in there. Again, we don't have a linen closet so this is our linen closet. In their own closet for their blankets and sheets. Works great!
I also store their out of season clothes on the top rod in their closet. They are still to little to reach up their so I thought that would maximize the space. It also gives me a good idea of what clothes they have for the next season so I don't buy too much. The shoes are stored that way too. The top shoe storage is for the out of season. In season is on the bottom. I wanted to organize their closet so they could reach everything to get out and use and also put away. It has been working really good so far. They both told me thank you for their new closet and bins. They love it.
Found a net garbage can from Target that matched his bins and shoe holders to put my son's swords, bow and arrow, etc.
Made the middle shelf taller to store their awkward sized toys. Dolls for her and houses and Nerf guns and helmets for him. Typical boy and girl. I store just their own toys here. Their shared toys are in the family room. More on that in another post.
I have a little drawer bin in each of the kids closets that house their random treasures (AKA happy meal toys and random miscellaneous toys that are little and you don't know what to do with but they want to keep them of course). We have nicknamed them the "treasure bin." They have to have their own little area to save their precious items don't they?
I did both of the kids closets the same. That made it so easy for the kids and me to stay organized.
So, what do you think?