How to Organize Your Child's Closet

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When organizing a child's closet, be mindful of shelves that are too high for a child to reach and maybe use a basket to throw things in. Keep a child's closet tidy and neat with tips from a professional house cleaner and organizer in this free video on... View Video Transcript

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Ann Myrick

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Hi I'm Ann Myrick and today I'm going to show you how to organize your child's closet. Things to keep in mind is the height of your child. You want to be sure that you don't do things really, really high or set up a wonderful unit of shelves that your child can't even get to. So you want to always think about can she reach it, is the bar low enough, or the shelves low enough, can she manipulate it enough, and work with it enough where it works for her. Another thing that you want to think about is I'm inside this little girl's closet and she has this great little shelving area for shoes but the thing is she is not even using it. So the shelving unit really doesn't work if it doesn't work for her, if she is not going to use it. So instead of using this shelving unit, if she is not going to use it, the best thing to do, it takes up a lot of space so if she'll use it great. But if she doesn't use it, if it doesn't work for that specific child, what you want to do is come up with something else. So what about just, would it work, the shoes that are just more casual like canvas and casual that aren't going to get scratched and bumped, what might work better is instead of having this shelf, just being able to, she has some great fun, well she has a ton of tennis shoes which are very cute and colorful and so what might work better is instead of her taking off her shoes and putting it on the shelf, she can just throw them in the basket. And it really takes up less space. Another thing you want to do in organizing a closet is does she wear all these clothes. So what you want to do is go through and look to see if there are clothes that aren't being worn, you want to take those away. There is, there are bags up in the shelf, there are shoes up here, so everything needs a certain place. Whether you label them or you put other baskets up here. I have these great old locker baskets that are see through, so you could put a few of these up here. And you can put things in them but then you can see through them to see what they are. This is Ann Myrick and that's how you organize your child's closet.