I should probably explain that even though I, like most, dream of a perfectly styled home - I don't really give a flying fig what my kids closet looks like so long as I can find everything in it. Someday I will take the time and resources to really trick it out (I'm thinking modular, reeking of The Container Store) - but for now, I just need it to function.
My big "secret": I use hanging sweater cubbies in the kids' closet. Ikaika is on the right and Koa is on the left. The compartments are sorted by:
- short sleeve shirts
- long sleeve shirts
- misc (rash guards, underwear, socks, capes, etc)
- it requires minimal effort for folding/hanging. On super lazy/busy days I just shove clothes into the appropriate cubby.
- it keeps the amount of clothes my kids have in check. I've found that the number of clothes that fits is just the right amount to be functional without being excessive.*** When the cubbies start feeling cramped - I look to donate. As a result, my children regularly wear 95% of the clothes they own.
- i can easily take inventory of what they have/need because it's all in one spot
- it doesnt take up a lot of space.
- it's portable. When we moved, I took this down and loaded it in the car. kids clothes, check!
***I should note that on the other side of the closet is this little mini-cubby that I got (totally on impulse) from the clearance rack at Lowes. Because Koa tends to outgrow stuff suddenly, I began keeping the next size up in this one.