Neat Storage Ideas
If your kid can't reach the rod in her closet, try these long-neck hangers. She'll feel more independent. Bonus: no more excuses for forgetting to hang up her jacket! $25 for a set of 20; ezeehanger.net. (top left)
Bright Foot Forward
The prettiest shoe organizer you've ever seen holds up to 20 pairs of sneakers, boots, and ballet flats. Leave a few pockets open for storing a Barbie or two. $24; roomitup.com. (top center)
Instead of cramming play purses, costume jewelry, and headbands onto a shelf, hang them neatly on the Handy Hold All, which has snap-together loops for all her stuff. $30; simplysarahshaw.com. (top right)
Canvas Pop Bins fit nicely in small spaces. Load them up with blankets or off-season clothes. $48 for large, $28 for small; loomlife.com. (bottom left)
Got You Pegged
Sure, it's practical, but this wooden animal coat rack with movable pegs is also totally adorable. $48; garnethill.com.
Handy for shuttling shampoo, bubble bath, and towels from the closet to the bathroom, especially when space is scarce under the sink. This canvas bucket has more than 24 pockets. Medium Stuff Bucket, $14; neatnix.com.
Divide and Conquer
Separate the clothing in your baby's closet by age -- nice during the first years when he's changing sizes every few months. SugarBooger Peek-a-Boo Closet Organizers go from newborn to toddler. $10 for a set of 6; oreoriginals.com.
A beautiful clothes tree will inspire kids to get the hang of cleaning up. And when it's bare, it looks like a piece of mod sculpture. $95; pkolino.com.
Now you can keep your hamper hidden away. These corner bins are perfect for the back of your child's closet. Use them to hold toys too. $35; kangaroomstorage.com.
Originally published in the November 2007 issue of Parents magazine.