Clean Your Kid's Closet

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Frances Janisch
These easy ideas can help you organize your child's wardrobe.
Frances Janisch
Frances Janisch

Hello, Clean Closet!

Organizing your child's wardrobe doesn't have to be an all-day affair. Follow these simple steps to make over even the messiest closet in no time!

If your kid's clothing is no longer fitting in her closet, don't fret. There may be more storage in there than you think. Learn how to make the most of the closet space your child's bedroom offers.

Frances Janisch
Frances Janisch

Organize Clothes

Kids can dress themselves when outfits are neatly placed in the Days of the Week Closet Organizer. $30; onestepahead.com

Hang Low

Create easy access to everyday clothes by installing a second rod that can simply be removed as your child grows.

Frances Janisch
Frances Janisch

Maximize Space

Make use of the area above the lower bar by installing a 3-shelf organizer, then and add canvas shelf bins to keep clothes from falling out. Hanging organizers, $7; burlingtoncoatfactory.com and shelf bins, $7 each; landofnod.com

Frances Janisch
Frances Janisch

Tag Containers

Store off-season or infrequently worn garments in labeled bins on the top shelf. Tag Kit $20, Orange Bin Set $8 for 2; stacksandstacks.com and Gingham Storage Bins $13 to $15 each; containerstore.com

Frances Janisch
Frances Janisch

Sort the Wash

Make separating laundry simple by tucking this portable Hamper Tote in the bottom of the closet. $42; organize.com

Francis Janisch
Francis Janisch

Store More Shoes

Get your kid's kicks off the floor and into these plastic stackable baskets. $6 each; containerstore.com

Francis Janisch
Francis Janisch

Expand Hangers

Grow-with-Me Hangers adjust to hold big and small kids' tops. $8 for 3; walmart.com

Frances Janisch
Frances Janisch

Access with Ease

A step stool, like Kidkraft's Step 'N Store, helps kids reach stuff off the top shelf. $30; toysrus.com

Originally published in the September 2011 issue of Parents magazine.

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