How to Organize a Little Boy's Closet
Organizing children's closets is one of the Domestic CEO's favorite jobs. Check out this amazing makeover for a little boy's messy closet!
Once I finished organizing my friend’s daughter's closet, I turned my focus onto her 5-year-old son’s closet. Following the same 6-step plan I shared with you in a previous Domestic CEO episode, I started this project by taking everything out and sorting it all into 5 piles:
- Too Big
- Give Away
(For a detailed description of each of these categories, be sure to read or listen to How to Organize Your Child's Closet.)
In assessing this little boy's closet, I discovered that it was overflowing and needed structure and organization. Since the boy’s closet also serves another purpose as his “superhero cave,” I knew I needed to keep the floor space of the closet clear and safe.
Similar to his younger sister’s closet, this space needed a large purge. To keep the floor clear for him to play, I made sure everything that needed to stay in the room went into labeled bins on the top shelf. (Labeling is key—you don’t want to spend 20 minutes every day pulling down each bin searching for the things you need. Find a great label style you like, whether it’s chalk labels, wooden tags, or printed, and label away.)
To keep his toys together, I put a crate on the floor in the right corner. To maintain a clean play space, encourage your child to clean up his toys at the end of the day to save him or you from stepping on an unwanted stray block or race car.
I made sure to keep a bin in the top of the closet labeled “too small,” to give his mom somewhere to put outgrown clothes. You can choose to save the items for later if you are planning on having another child or if you have a younger child who will be able to wear them.
Now onto the big reveal!
Little man enjoying his new space!
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