Back-to-school season is right around the corner — which means it's time to get your children's closets back into shape. After weeks of vacation and running around different activities, now is the perfect opportunity to regain some order and freshen up your space.
Let's take a look at five kid-friendly tips to get your closets (and kids!) ready for a new year.
Kid-Friendly Closet Organization Tips To Refresh The Wardrobe
As your child's needs change, so too do their closets.
This helpful guide offers five pieces of advice to help kids stay organized at any age.
1. Make It Accessible
This may seem like a bit of a no-brainer, but we're starting with the basics just in case.
Ensure your children can easily access their closets regardless of height, age, or ability. If they can't get into a space to grab their clothes (or can't reach the place where they're hanging), it may be next to impossible for them to stay organized.
You can solve this problem by ensuring accessibility around the inside, corners, and back of the closet. We recommend:
- Sticking with horizontal storage for younger kids
- Using drawer dividers and baskets for easy folding
- Hanging valet rods with full outfits already available
2. Have Sections For Long-Term Storage
There's no need to have summer clothes out during the winter (or winter clothes out during the summer). To save space, time, and a whole lot of headaches, you can create long-term storage bins for use at the end of each season. Vacuum storage is a popular option, as well as collapsible totes you can push back in the closet. Be sure to instruct your kids to create a 'storage pile' to delegate some of the work and foster great life skills.
3. Leave Space For Laundry
You can work on building great habits from an early age by incorporating a laundry basket directly into the closet. This minimizes the amount of clothing on the floor while maximizing organization and emphasizing life skills.
Truly a win-win for everyone!
4. Lean Into Vertical Storage
The older your children get, the higher up they can reach. This means you can start maximizing vertical storage rather than just sticking with horizontal racks.
You may want to try:
- Slightly taller cubbies
- Adjustable clothing racks
- Built-in cabinets
Speaking of getting older. . .
5. Budget For Changes
Kids don't stay kids forever — and it doesn't take long for them to outgrow what they have. This also applies to your closet space, especially as children need larger shoe and clothing sizes.
Don't want to dive into a remodel right away? You can always start with a ruthless closet clean out. However, there may come a time when you can't seem to gain an inch — no matter how many t-shirts you donate or give away.
And that's the best time to call Louisiana Custom Closets.
Give Your Kids The Gift Of Organization With Louisiana Custom Closets
Children need a closet space that suits their needs and age group. Thankfully, it only takes a few thoughtful design principles to make this a reality. Not only do custom closets help kids feel ownership over their items, but it also sets them up for success as they grow into adults.
Ready to revolutionize your kid's closet organization strategy? You can partner with Louisiana Custom Closets to build a beautiful space in weeks. Not only can we create a closet that's both functional and practical, but we can add plenty of tiny refinements to ensure it's easy on the eyes.
LCC remains an industry leader in the custom closet industry. No need to take our word for it, though; our polished portfolio and rave reviews speak for themselves. We proudly serve properties all over Louisiana — including Covington, New Orleans, and Baton Rouge — as well as multiple states across the Gulf Shore:
Give yourself the gift of a stress-free school season with an organized closet from Louisiana Custom Closets. You're welcome to give us a call at 985-871-0810 to learn more, or stop by our main office and factory at 13405 Seymour Meyers Boulevard, Suite #24, Covington LA, 70433.