A well-designed kids' closet organizer is a beautiful thing. It allows you to maximize your existing storage space, while saving you precious time (a must on busy mornings!). It even helps kids build good organizational habits.
So, when we decided to offer a kids' closet organizer, we started like we always do: by asking parents what they want and need. Then, we evaluated existing closet systems—including wood and wire built-ins as well as plastic and canvas shelving—to see how they stack up.
Ultimately, we concluded that the ideal kids' closet organizer must be...
Not surprisingly, we found our dream closet organizer didn't exist...yet. So we created our exclusive My Closet system, the sturdiest canvas organizer you'll find. It's a breeze to install, and you can take it along if you move. Our customers confirm that, yes, it's a great value. And we offer a range of customizing components, so you can design your perfect closet organizer (and update it if you need to). Here's how!
Before anything else, carefully measure your child's closet —you may be surprised. As part of our product development process, we asked our employees to size up their closets at home. We learned that, while most closets are 6-8 feet wide, a surprising number are not. Who knew?
Think about how you'll use your child's closet. Do you like to hang up most of his outfits, or fold them? How much length do you need for clothing to hang freely? Will you be storing toys and other gear in the closet as well as apparel?
Organization pros recommend inventorying your closet before you design your storage solution, so you'll know exactly what you need. They suggest sorting the contents into five categories:
As you pick and choose from our My Closet organizer components, keep function in mind. For example:
Once you're happy with your closet design, do yourself a favor: double-check your math! We list the exact measurements of every closet component. Before you order, make sure the combined widths of your chosen units total up to fit in your actual closet. We don't want you to be disappointed.
One of the unique benefits of our exclusive My Closet system is that you can update it as your child or family grows.
For example, many parents are inspired to order our closet organizer when they're expecting their second child and suddenly need to make more room in the closet.
Plus, our closet system is child-friendly, so you can set it up to encourage independence. (Even if your child is just a baby now, before you know it, she'll be trying to dress herself.) For example, you can position our hanging closet rod within your child's reach, encouraging self-reliance.
But our closet system isn't just for kids. Some parents like their child's organizer so much, they decide to get their own. It works great in mudrooms and coat closets, too.
Remember, with the My Closet organizer system, there is no right way or wrong way to use it. We've posted photos of some basic closet designs—use them for inspiration, or start from scratch. Either way, have fun with it. Now, start designing your closet system!View More Articles
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