Kids' Closets and Toy Storage

Finding organization in your kid's closet doesn't have to feel like a distant dream. Get inspired to conquer the mess with these storage solutions.

By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik
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Pairing organization and a child's closet together might seem like an impossible feat, but with the right storage solutions you can actually achieve a mess-free space.

Kids' Closets: Clothing and Toy Storage for Boys and Girls

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Baby Boy Closet

Affordable, durable wire racks are easy to rearrange as your children grow. Many systems are designed with expanding shelves and telescoping rods to fit practically any space.

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Wire or coated wood shelving systems can add beauty and functionality to a girl's room or nursery. Shelves and drawers can provide much-needed storage space for diapers, toys, blankets and more.

Colorful Boy's Nursery

Laminate systems tend to be more expensive than wire racks, but they can be more aesthetically pleasing and are available in greater variety.

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Many wire closet kits offer the advantage of being easily adjustable to accommodate larger clothes as kids grow and storage needs change.

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For kids' rooms with shallow closet space, try a two-tiered approach paired with drawers and shelves.

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New organizer systems go beyond the basic closet rod with a single shelf. Now you can customize based on your storage needs.

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Keep in mind that kids' closets are used for more than just clothes. Designate spaces for toys and sporting equipment, school supplies, etc.

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Consider color-coded canvas containers as a fun, creative way to help keep things organized.

Boy's Wire Closet System

Wire drawers are useful for storing socks, folded garments, toys and more.

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Adjustable shelving allows you to keep a child's most important belongings within easy reach.

Versatile Wire Closet System

Extra hooks and rods can be added as needed to help store hats, ties and other accessories.

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Pull-out wire baskets make it easy to access clothes and allow you to see what's on the bottom of a stack.

Wellborn Cabinets Boy's Closet

The right materials can provide a look that's just as mature as an adult's closet. Consider wood or laminate systems for a more polished appearance.

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Use organization systems to designate different areas for shirts, pants, shoes and toys.

Mino's Closet

Baskets in bright primary colors are great for helping younger kids keep their things organized.

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Pull-out shoe storage helps keep footwear out of sight but easily accessible.

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Folding closet doors can pinch small fingers. Consider using curtains to conceal your child's storage space.

Teen Girl's Closet

For narrow storage, keep frequently used items where they can be reached easily. Put out-of-season clothes on the upper shelves.

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Try replacing a bottom drawer with a wire basket to make contents easier to see.

If there is room, consider adding open shelving or hanging cubes that allow for items to be easily reachable for your little ones. Hang the shelves at a height that makes toys and clothing accessible for kids — this will also make it simpler to put things away. Consider placing a few baskets on the shelves to better organize small items, like hats, gloves or socks.

Clear containers with colored lids are always handy for organizing a child's closet. The various colors will enable children to more easily identify the contents of each container. Clothing rods are also a simple addition to a kid's closet, especially if space allows for two rods to be hung. That way, clothes that are worn the most frequently can be placed on the bottom rod, making it easier for kids to reach their favorite t-shirts or pair of pants.

The best way to maintain organization in any child's closet is to make the space kid-friendly, keeping clothing and toys within reach, and allowing room for growth throughout the years.

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