A Kids Closet that Will Grow with Them as They Grow Up {all too quickly!}

LAST UPDATED: Oct 01, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Feb 27, 2017 | By:

making a bedroom closet as pretty as the room

My definition of spring cleaning is a bit different than the usual intention. I can’t bare to think about washing and ironing my drapes {thought I know they’re due} or wiping down baseboards, but I do love a good organization project. I have Chris to thank for this one. He knows my Type A personality can’t take a mess and has vowed to organize each kids closet, one by one.

how to organize a kids closet

Organizing a kids closet isn’t quite as straightforward as ours – they’re needs change far more quickly than I’d like. It seems like just yesterday I created a dress up closet for Adalyn. Then we moved into our new home and filled it with toys. Now, she’s into arts and crafts and after celebrating Christmas and her birthday, her closet is overflowing.

bedroom closet storage and organization

For reference, the photo below is what the closet looked like before {from Isla’s before bedroom photos}. We painted the doors, frame and interior of the closet and updated the hardware. 

closet before

Her closet fortunately came with an old closet system. Chris painted it the same white as her furniture and rearranged them to fit her current needs. Adjustable closet systems are a great way to organize a kids closet, because they can change as their needs do. I’m sure some day she’ll ask to put her clothes in there {insert tears}. 

kids closet organization and storage

I know none of this is rocket science, but I’m clearly overly excited about adding a little more organization to our home. I hope you don’t mind! Chris measured each shelf and found baskets to fit and then we found a darling little art caddy we couldn’t resist. 

a kids closet that grows with them

In the bottom {and top} of her closet we have bins for her school work and art. Adalyn struggles with letting go of paper, so when she gets home from school each day we look over her work and she puts it into the bin. When the bin is full, we sort through it with her and see what she’s comfortable letting go of.

kids closet organization and storage


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beautiful bedroom closet | pink girls bedroom

Organizing the various types of beads {for keychains, necklaces, melting, oh my} has kept her floor clear of debris, so it’s already a win. It’s also helped Adalyn keep her craft supplies sorted with the coordinating directions and out of our kitchen!

making a bedroom closet as pretty as the room

I think closets should be an extension of a bedroom and equally beautiful, don’t you? Next we plan to organize our sweet Ani’s closet and unfortunately she doesn’t have a closet system to work with. Do you have a kids closet you need to organize or a paper hoarder in your home?


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