Organizing My Daughter’s Closet

Last week I posted about how I cleaned up and organized my 8 year old daughter’s room, but I didn’t get to her closet. So this week I worked on that and a few of her dresser drawers.  Here is a shot of her closet before I started.

Organizing My Daughter’s Closet, Joyful Homemaking

We are fortunate to be given hand-me-downs from a stylish cousin, but you can see them piled on her
dresser that is in the closet, waiting for me to store them. Also there was just general messiness and clutter that needed to be gone through.
I have been saving these wipes containers since my 5 year old son was a baby, thinking I would use them for something sometime.

Organizing My Daughter’s Closet, Joyful Homemaking

So I decided no time like the present, and took off the lids and used them in my daughter’s drawers to sort her little clothing items. (After I went through the drawers and purged a bunch of outgrown socks, tshirts and jammies)  Here is what they look like being useful.

Organizing My Daughter’s Closet, Joyful Homemaking

I’ve also used little shoe boxes as drawer dividers to HELP her and I to keep things tidy and easy to find.

Organizing My Daughter’s Closet, Joyful Homemaking

I found a lot of outgrown things to hand down to another cutie pie.

Organizing My Daughter’s Closet, Joyful Homemaking

Then I stored the clothes that are still too big for my daughter in a rubbermaid bin off to the side in her closet.

Organizing My Daughter’s Closet, Joyful Homemaking

The only things left to do were to relocate a few items to their proper places in the house, and I was done. Here is the AFTER picture:

Organizing My Daughter’s Closet, Joyful Homemaking

Much nicer!!!

Blessings, Margo

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9 Comments

  1. Beth Mizzell
    May 20, 2011 / 9:20 pm

    I love the reuse of the wipe bins! I am a big fan of reusing items in a new fashion. Looks great!

  2. May 20, 2011 / 11:26 pm

    Wow! Great job! Closets look so much nicer when they’re organized!

  3. May 21, 2011 / 1:37 am

    Great Job!!! I have organized my daughtes closet so many times and an hour later she has everything pulled down. I even put a lock on it but she grabs her stool out of the bathroom to unlock it. Any advise on training her not to change clothes 500 times a day would be greatly appreaciated. Its funny I have no problem with my boy in this area

  4. May 22, 2011 / 8:07 pm

    Seeing your shoe box drawer dividers reminded me that I have some shoe boxes dividers in one of my drawers from my oldest daughter – and she turns 30 next month. They’ve lasted me quite a while!

  5. May 25, 2011 / 12:43 pm

    Good idea for using the baby wipe containers. I’m sure there are many other uses for those.
    Her closet looks great. Thanks for linking it up to my Organizing Mission link party.

  6. Kristen
    May 26, 2011 / 12:06 pm

    Oh you have given me some great ideas! So happy you’re such a great and frugal organizer 🙂 Have an amazing weekend!

  7. May 26, 2011 / 9:07 pm

    Oh I need to do this to my closet! It looks so nice! Great use of space and wonderful ideas!

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