Kid-Friendly Closet Organization
Think “Pint-Sized” Closet Storage Systems
When you are setting up a Dallas custom closet for your little one, think small. It may seem restrictive at first, but this will help your children find what they want without making a mess. Here are a few options to minimize your child’s storage, but still maximize space.
- Use our adjustable shelving and hanging areas so your room will grow with your child. Switch from triple hang (infant clothes) to double hang as your child grows.
- Store toys in our pull-out baskets and keep everything orderly.
- Use our mini bins to make it easy for your children to locate outfits and accessories.
Think Symmetrical in Your Dallas Custom Closets
If your children are sharing a closet, try organizing your closet storage systems symmetrically, with a dividing area (such as a row of dresser drawers or shelves), so that each child has his or her own designated space.
Keep the boundaries clear by including big, bold labels to designate ownership of each area or drawer. This ensures that closet sharing will be struggle-free.
Make the Most of the Top of Your Closet
Just because your children may be too small to reach to the top of their Dallas custom closets, doesn’t mean this space needs to be wasted. Try positioning clothing rods there where you can easily reach them. Or use the top area as shelving to store any out of season clothes or clothes that are too small and are ready to be donated (or handed down to a younger sibling).
Give the Kids an Active Role in Their Closet Storage Systems
If you let your children be a part of the organization process, they will be more likely to take ownership of de-cluttering their personal closet space as time goes on. Ask your kids to tell you how they’d like to store their favourite items and try to work together to keep the closet organized in a way they’ll like. Also consult them as to how they’d like their closet decorated. If they feel a part of the process, they will be more likely to work with you, not against you.
Baby Steps to Organize Standard Dallas Custom Closets
Undergoing a massive closet renovation might not be a feasible option at this point in time. However, don’t let a small budget stop you from making a big storage impact. You can still make your family’s Dallas closet storage systems more efficient by tweaking some of the existing features.
- Designate any existing clothes rods and high shelves (where only parents can reach) for any out-of-season clothes or sporadically used items.
- Add a second clothes rod or shelf (or both) along the bottom for everyday clothes that your kids can access.
- Make good use of the floor space with our shoe racks, bins for toy storage, or even one of our pull-out hampers.
Kid-Friendly Storage Tips
One way to encourage your children to keep organized is to make it easy for them to do so. Here are a few ideas:
- It’s easier for kids to put away folded clothes in drawers or baskets than it is for them to hang items up.
- Color-coded storage boxes and labels provide an extra visual reminder for where things go.
- Use storage bins without lids to make it easier to see contents and move items in and out.
- If you have wire baskets, line them with fabric to prevent small items from slipping through the wire grid.
Get your children started on efficient storage options early and it’ll be a habit they retain for life! Contact California Closets for more information on child-friendly Dallas storage options.