Organized Teenage Boy Closet ~ Day #27
Earlier this year I blogged about my reorganized son’s closet but I thought I’d share what we did again for this 31 day series on closets. He has a pretty typical closet with some standard wire shelving that was in place when we moved in. One of the problems with wire shelving though is that items can often fall through the cracks which was definitely happening for my son on a regular basis. It is definitely frustrating but oh how I love to solve these annoying little organizational problems. Which is good considering it’s how I make my living :)
Organized Teenage Boy Closet:
So my son needed some bins! My little town has a Walmart and a Canadian Tire for shopping (but rumor has it a Dollarama is coming…whoot!) and so shopping for organizing supplies is a little limited. The city is over two hours away and we don’t get in very often especially in winter.
Here is his closet before
Luckily I found these canvas bins (in a neutral color to boot…I’m pretty sure pink bins wouldn’t have gone over too well) at Walmart and picked up six of them…two for each of the shelves.
In these bins he stores things like Pokemon cards, stuffies, extra blankets, games, costumes, and whatever else boys like to hang on to :) All those types of things need a home or they will pile up all over his closet and room creating big fat cluttered messes.
We also purchased him a 6 shelf hanging organizer. These type of hanging organizers are pretty fantastic. They come in all sorts of sizes, widths and colors.
We added some clear shoe boxes to the space to make it even more organized (forgive me, I’m a junkie, it’s what I do) for more odds and sodds. I also keep one of these hanging organizers that’s a little narrower in my closet for my hats. So many possibilities really. If you have something you can’t seem to find a home for, then one of these might be the answer for you. They also work great with little ones to set out their outfits for each day of the week.
Another great tip for maximizing space is to always try to take advantage of vertical space. My son doesn’t have long dresses to make room for so there was a little extra space I could take advantage of by adding a shoe rack for his soccer shoes and lifting his laundry basket up off the floor. It’s just like doing a puzzle putting it all together.
Here are some examples of similar items that might work for your closet, click on the pictures below for further information and pricing if you are interested.
Love this one with the days of the week
I couldn’t find the exact shoe rack I purchased on either Walmart or Amazon but the following two are great options especially considering they both stack! Go as high as you want.
I would have LOVED this one though with the two drawers…nice!
So there you have it, a few more ideas for your closet. We are on the home stretch now folks :)
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