Do your eyes light up when you see this super organized closet? Or is that just me?
It has so many good things going for it; drawers, low shelves, multiple hanging rod, bins on the top shelf for out of season clothes.
It looks lovely (and don’t forget, beautifully staged) but don’t forget the time and price of a closet with all these features. Without the time, and honestly, desire to completely upgrade my two girls’ shared closet, I found simple solution to upgrade their closet without a full blown renovation. No need to rip out the standard rod and shelf to start from scratch!
Before I get ahead of myself, here is the girls’ shared closet before. I took the sliding doors off, because those things drive me crazy sometimes! Now it is so much easier to get in and out of. Each girl has their own set of drawers, but the lower drawers had toys and blankets.
Now, as they are getting older, now 10 and 8, they need more hanging space and less drawers space. We stepped up our closet’s efficiency game with a simple and cheap solution!
In comes Ikea to the rescue with the MULIG clothing bar, which is only $5 for more hanging clothes storage!
With one side for hanging clothes, it frees up enough space for a tall set of drawers and tall laundry basket. I am trying to use as much vertical space as possible, which is what a custom closet does so well.
Since I am always so curious how people organize their things, this is how the drawer storage breaks down.
- 1. Oldest daughters- shorts, pants, socks and underwear
- 2. Second daughters-skirts, shorts, pants, socks and underwear
- 3. leggings and shorts for under dresses and skirts (we have a lot of these)
- 4. PJs
- 5. Jackets and sweatshirts
Yes, sometimes clothes are stuffed into their drawers and things don’t make it in the hamper. (Why do they throw their clothes on the ground RIGHT NEXT to the hamper!)
But besides working on personal tidiness, our closet is functioning better than ever. It was such a quick fix that didn’t cost hundreds of dollars!