My Dirty Little Secret

Girl’s Room Closet Organization Before and After

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Last week I shared a beautiful tour of my daughter’s bedroom. What wasn’t shown was my dirty little secret. Well, more of a messy little secret – the disaster that was tucked behind the doors of her closet. We were in need some serious closet organization. Today I’m going to share our closet makeover, including my new organization system for winterizing her closet.Girl's Bedroom Closet Organization Before and After #WinterizeYourClosets #ad

I’m the type of person who gets really excited about organization. Like, really excited.  My daughter does not share my enthusiasm. So, since we moved in a couple of years ago, her closet has been in a constant state of disarray.

Our problem wasn’t lack of space – we were just not using it well. Her closet was stuffed with summer clothes, winter clothes, outgrown clothes, and everything in between.Girl's Room Closet Organization Before and After #WinterizeYourClosets #ad

So this weekend, I went online to Lowe’s to use the Rubbermaid Storage Planner.Girl's Bedroom Closet Organization Before and After #WinterizeYourClosets #ad

After playing around a bit, I decided on the Rubbermaid® HomeFree Series™Closet Kit and added the 2-Drawer Unit, which we found easily in-store.girls-bedroom-closet-organization-before-and-after-_-five-marigolds7

The best part about this kit is how versatile it is. We were able to adjust our plans a few times until it was just right – no cutting required.

To organize the space better, I sorted all of her outgrown clothes to store elsewhere for her younger sister to use later (aren’t hand-me-downs the best?). I  decided to use our existing bins more efficiently by placing them on lower shelves where she can reach them.

I used two bins for summer clothes that she still fits into, so she can easily access them when temperatures rise again. Two more bins are for clothes that she has yet to grow into, so they are out of sight, but not out of mind.Girl's Room Closet Organization Before and After #WinterizeYourClosets #ad

The result is an organizer’s dream.Girl's Bedroom Closet Organization Before and After #WinterizeYourClosets #ad

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I’m so glad I decided to add in these drawers – they work great for her gym clothes and dance gear.Girl's Room Closet Organization Before and After #WinterizeYourClosets #ad

You might be wondering why I didn’t hang my final rod for additional lower hanging space. The answer is, while we do plan to install our remaining pieces eventually, we decided to leave it open for toy storage. Part of the reason we chose this system is because we knew we could adjust it as our family needs change.Girl's Room Closet Organization Before and After #WinterizeYourClosets #ad

And with all the extra space we created, this solution keeps us both happy.Girl's Bedroom Closet Organization Before and After #WinterizeYourClosets #ad

I guess this is one less dirty little secret to keep!

What’s your favorite closet organization tip? Please share you mom hacks in the comments below!

16 thoughts on “My Dirty Little Secret

  1. 21flavorsofsplendor says:

    Love it! I love using storage bins too. I also use a days of the week clothes organizer to help my girls stay organized during the week.

  2. Mar says:

    This looks awesome! My daughter’s closet is in need of a transformation as well. It’s so hard to keep up with organizing it because I feel like she is always growing out of clothes that I’m always removing and adding.

  3. vrmm26 says:

    Great before and after. I need to work on my daughter’s as well. Now to keep it organized, right?! 😉 Visiting from Made By You Mondays party.

  4. rachel says:

    When we first moved into our new house the very first thing we did before moving our boxes was to paint and install these closet systems everywhere. it made it so much easier to move into organization. I love how you laid out this closet, they are so easy to reconfigure too!!

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