Having three daughters is no easy task and means a lot of clothes! Luckily, my oldest teenage daughters organize their own closets. They keep it neat, most of the time. They are responsible in hanging all their clothes and keeping their closets neat.
My seven year old daughter is another story. I have to constantly be organizing her closet. This is the time of year when she has just started school and having her closet ready and organized is essential in the morning flow of our routine.
First of all I took out all her clothes out of the closet. All the clothes that no longer fit her were tossed in a big storage box. These will be given to her younger cousin as she is younger than her. I had to go through each piece and make sure it no longer fit her.
Next, I organized in sections. There are four hanging rods in her closet with shelves in between.
The four sections I have are the following:
The following are what I have on the shelves in pink and white boxes:
-Tops: t-shirts/tank tops
-Bottoms: skorts, short jean skirts
I keep her shoes on the left side in an over the door organizer. On the right side, I also hung an over the door hook to hang all her bags and purses. Her trunk on the bottom has all her hats and gloves. I really don’t keep winter or summer separate as this closet has enough space to hold all her clothes. The only separate large box on the top of the closet holds all her swimming gear. I try to clean it out every Spring & Fall.
You will want to have plenty of hangers to hang all the pieces of clothing. I needed several skirt hangers so I improvised and made my own using clothespins hanging from thin white wire hangers. They turned out well, and best of all super cheap! It also goes good with my white wood crates and vintage chair. I only splurged a bit with wood kid hangers just for her Sunday dresses.
Do what works in your own daughter or son’s closet. I placed her tops on the bottom rod so she can reach when she dresses herself.