An Organised Wardrobe…Part One

This organising project has been our biggest so far, as it involved two rooms!   I have now organised the wardrobes in both Master O and Little Miss A’s Bedrooms.  Our wardrobes have long been a disaster areas piled with clothes that don’t fit, are disorganised and basically jammed in cupboards and drawers.  I used some “Pinspiration” to motivate me to get started and provide me with some great ideas about what I wanted to accomplish with these spaces.

1.  Use the space under childrens hanging clothes.  Childrens clothes are short and this leaves a lot of space under clothes, a great spot for some drawers, baskets or even adding another clothes rail.

2.  Little items are best stored in baskets or containers.

3.  Some items are best stored on shelves, if you don’t have shelves the hanging organisers are perfect.

4.  Coathangers of the same colour make the wardrobe look less cluttered.  As does a huge cull of what your children wear!  None of these wardrobes are overflowing with clothes!

5.  Neatly folded clothes.  Costs you nothing and looks amazingly neat and tidy.

I managed to do all five!  The proof is in the pictures.

So this is number 2, 3 and 5.  I have made the most of the shelves in Master O’s built in wardrobe by sorintg like items onto each shelf.  (Number 3 – Check!)

Top shelf: Lto R Pyjamas, Singlets (in container) Underwear, socks and Hats all in containers.  Behind them are a few long sleeved shirt as it can still be cool here in the mornings!  These containers from Ikea were perfect for all those little bits and pieces that are so hard to keep neat! (Number 2 – Check!)

Middle shelf: Shirts.  They do a left to right migration.  They start off as good shirts, progress to Kindy Shirts and end their lives as home shirts!  You can see on this shelf that I employed a little secret weapon to achieve  neatly folded clothes! More about that later! (Number 5- Check!)

Next Shelf: Shorts.  Two simple piles in containers.  Good Shorts, Kindy/Home Shorts.  I kept them in the same order so he knows what goes with what!

Bottom Shelf: Lto R A winter tracksuit, Transformers Costume (yes it gets its very own space and mud patch clothes.  Thes are the final starw clothes great for digging in the mud, painting, colour water play etc.

I did a massive cull on this side of the wardrobe.  Hanging up are Master O’s good clothes or special occasion outfits and jeans.  (Number 4 – check!) Can you see what is just peaking out underneath?

I have showed you this one before but I love it so much he got a second look in.  This is where master O’s outfits for the week go.  We are getting prepared for 5 days of button up shirts next year!  This is a great use of the space under his hanging clothes. (Number 1 ticked off the list!)  You can read more about this project HERE

I can’t believe how much more space I have, how much neater it looks and how it has made getting dressed a far less stressful and tantrum throwing experience!  

Of course there is more to come!  A whole other bedroom in fact!  

What’s working or maybe not working in your wardrobes?

Comments

  1. This looks awesome and I love that it is so clear on what to wear and so clutter free. I need to get stuck into my cherubs wardrobes a little more and help them access all that they need better. Great post xx

  2. Oh! I need to get on to this. BElieve it or not, it is OUR wardrobe that needs saving, more than the boys. Looks great! Must feel better.

  3. This looks great! Not only that but it is maintainable and practical for the kids to have a little independance to get ready themselves.
    Skye doesn’t have any wardrobe yet but I will be employing these ideas as soon as she does!
    Visiting for iBOT 🙂

  4. OMG! I am so jealous! Next chance I get, I’m off to Ikea to get those organisers.
    Thanks for all those ideas!

  5. I got those same organizers from ikea a few weeks ago…I have them in all shapes and sizes and using them in wardrobes, drawers and even in the bathroom. Looks awesome. I love the clothes for 5 days….

  6. You did a fabulous job. I use the same organisers in the kids’ drawers. Their wardrobe however is a huge exercise in wasted space. It is so untidy and I have some major uncluttering to do!

    Visiting from IBOT 🙂

    • Awww thanks Laney! It was a HUGE job thank god I didnt take Before pics I would have scared you!!! The uncluttering and culling was the worst bit! There were tears!!!

  7. Hey this is great! My kids cupboards store old things, and I have a chest of drawers for clothes, but this works much better!

    I like he idea of the same colored coat hangers too!

  8. Clutter free is my best friend..I love the little baskets, it keeps everything so organised and tidy x

  9. I love the look of those organisers!

  10. Oh my, great job!

    I have to badly do the kids wardrobes. It makes me break out in a cold sweat everything I think about tackling that challenge!

    Where did you get the containers from?

  11. Looks great.
    This is something that needs doing in my house. x

  12. Ohhh This is one of the things I so desperately neeeeed to do. Problem with my wardrobes though, is I swear they were designed for a giant. The hanging rail is about 6ft from the floor.. serious, I have no idea what they were thinking! BUT it does allow me to use the lower space for chests of drawers.. which I desperately need. We are drawless is this house!

    I like the container idea for the smaller things. I think that would help my Miss9 where underwear and socks are concerned.

    Keep up the hints, I NEED THEM!! lol

  13. You don’t even want to know what’s happening in our kids wardrobes right now!
    Sienna has an entire wall of built-in’s and they are so disorganised.
    Aidan only has a tallboy so everything is shoved in there wherever it fits.
    We’re planning on buying new robes for the new house, so I will try and use some of these tips to keep things organised!

  14. Oh my goodness this is awesome!~ I love the idea of having the days of the week and organizing outfits! fabulous!!!

    • We set it up on Sunday and then we are set for the week! Takes the craziness out of the mornings!! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

  15. Oh that’s beautiful. So neat and tidy!!

  16. Oh My! That wardrobe looks so lovely! Only Roo has a wardrobe, the boys only have a tall boy. We are very lacking in storage in this house!

  17. I use the same coloured hangers (pink for the girls, blue for the boy – so stereotypical, but it works). I’m not using the bottom half of the kids’ wardrobes as effectively at the moment – I’m waiting on hubby to build some shelving…

  18. Must be something in the air! I just reorganised my home too and found some nifty ideas. Don’t you love it when things are where they should be?! Can’t wait to see what else you’ve done.

  19. wow that looks fantastic!! I really need to go through my kids wardrobes (and get rid of the 4 bags of clothes i was GOING to get rid of) they grow out of clothes so quickly. Pinterest is so great for home ideas!

  20. I love the outfits for days of the week. That would save a lot of arguments at our place in the mornings.

  21. I love the weekly outfits organiser! And it all looks so tidy. I get the girls’ wardrobes looking like this and it feels like as soon as I turn around, it’s a mess again!

  22. Veronica @ Mixed Gems says:

    The instahanger looks like a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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