Organised kids wardrobes

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

This post is sponsored by Masters

During the 20 Days to Organise & Clean your home challenge, I shared with you some before photo’s of my daughters wardrobe.  The organising hanger we were using was falling apart and couldn’t be easily fixed.  We had used this hanger for a good few years, it was time for an upgrade.

before

I really liked how organised the clothes were in the hanger, I wanted something similar, solid and wouldn’t easily break.  The ClosetMaid storage organisers from Masters were my answer.

 I have used a 3 cube ClosetMaid organiser and 8 cube ClosetMaid organiser in each of the kids cupboards.  I put rubber stoppers on the bottom of the 3 cubes to stop it from moving and placed the 8 cube on its side which allows enough room for dresses and t-shirts to hang.  I am so pleased with the end result.

Miss 9’s wardrobe

Miss 7’s wardrobe

 Mr 9’s wardrobe

 I have used the ClosetMaid fabric drawers which hold the kids socks, undies and swimmers.  The beauty with these drawers is that I can just throw in these clean items, I don’t fold the underwear as they usually search through the pile and mess it up anyway and the drawers keep it all tidy.

My girls now 9 and 7 are becoming fashionistas, loving to dress up beautifully when we go out.   So I have placed mirrors on the wall behind their doors.

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27 comments

Casey Dawson October 11, 2012 - 7:17 AM

Wow!!!! To all of it! Boo to me not being the winner lol

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Rebecca October 11, 2012 - 7:39 AM

Hi, that all looks so neat and tidy. I was just wondering what you used, and how did you hang the mirror?

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Utterly Organised October 11, 2012 - 8:36 AM

I love the use of the cubes in the kids rooms, I must do this one as I just have a book shelf type thingy at the moment and a lot of wasted space at the bottom. LOVE this Kat x

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Aileen October 11, 2012 - 12:36 PM

Thanks so much Katrina. Looking forward to getting to Masters and shop, shop, shopping! I love that photo frame you’ve recommended, we will get a couple of those as it’s easy to keep it updated with all the photos frames being the regular 4×6 size

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Leanne Renehan October 11, 2012 - 8:20 PM

So exciting Aileen! I hope we get to see an after photo. Well deserved.

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Megan Harrington October 17, 2012 - 10:20 PM

Congrats Aileen! So exciting, can’t wait to see your reading area 🙂

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Angela October 12, 2012 - 11:10 AM

I have just done the same thing in my two kids bedroom wardrobes last week, the cubes are amazing for clothes storage, and we have removed the dresser drawers from their rooms so they have alot more space to play in there now. I found the cube storage towers for 2 tier was $20 for 2 sets and 3 tier was $24 for 2 sets, bargain 🙂

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Danielle July 23, 2015 - 7:55 AM

Hi can I ask where you purchased your cubes?? There is so many diff types

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 24, 2015 - 8:34 AM

Hi Danielle, You can purchase them from Masters and Big W.

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Amanda Dunkley October 12, 2012 - 1:34 PM

Looks great I’ve been waiting to see how you used them as I was planning on getting them for my kids wardrobes as well. My girls already have beautiful chest of drawers in their room but I think I will skip getting one for my son using this system he wont need one which helps because he has the smallest room.

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Ruth October 12, 2012 - 8:08 PM

We don’t have a Masters store in our area. Is there somewhere else that would sell the storage cubes?

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Donna Hawkins October 13, 2012 - 11:32 AM

Bunnings sell a similar product and they even sell the containers that fit inside the squares. The other more expensive alternative is Ikea.

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Cassandra Walls October 17, 2012 - 5:52 AM

TARGET!!!!!!

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Liz October 13, 2012 - 4:47 PM

What a great idea – putting the storage cubes inside the wardrobe is such a space saver. Will definitely be implementing this one! Thanks for sharing.

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Vikki Little October 14, 2012 - 5:23 PM

I love what you have done to the kids closets! We have The Warehouse here which is kinda the same….the shelves and the fabric boxes are the same anyway and Im excited to see that I can do the same thing for peanuts here in NZ! Now just to get rid of the clutter in the closets and Im all set.

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Mel Hince October 19, 2012 - 3:33 PM

You inspired me to clean up my wardrobe in my craft room – thanks so much. It really needed doing.
I blogged my new craft room here: http://paperandribbonsblog.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/craft-room-reveal-part-2.html

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Lori November 12, 2012 - 12:20 PM

Hi I was just wondering which coat hangers do you use for both wardrobes? I struggles with the right sizes and types for my children and think these ones look great 🙂

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Andrea February 1, 2013 - 4:12 PM

Brilliant idea for the shelving inside the wardrobe! I am going to do that for DD6 this year!

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Lisa December 10, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Love, love, love what you did with the closets!
I just thought I’d pop in to say that the tall shelves (well, even the short ones too) might encourage little ones to climb up to reach their clothes, and so they should be safely secured with furniture straps at the back.
I read through your post and didn’t see that step mentioned, so if you did do it, my apologies. And if not, just maybe something you’d consider mentioning in case someone has a little climber like me!

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Sharon December 11, 2014 - 9:26 PM

Wonderful! Just the inspiration I needed. Have been online and ordered from Masters. Thanks Katrina ????

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Cassandra July 23, 2015 - 11:40 AM

I got sick of my son throwing clothes and toys on the floor all the time so we bought an 8 cube to stand up right at the end of the wardrobe for his clothes and and 9 cube with 6 boxes for all his toys from Bunnings… All that is in his room now is his desk, bookcase and bed, so much more tidier

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Donna December 8, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Ha! I tried the solar lights in our garden too.
My retriever thinks they are toys for her that we keep burying in the garden.
Every time we put them in, we soon find them piled neatly at the back door!

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Sarah September 14, 2016 - 1:33 PM

Absolutely Love the wardrobe ideas! I want to do it to all our wardrobes . Very innovative, and such a simple way to keep wardrobes looking nicer and more functional. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 14, 2016 - 6:06 PM

let me know how you go Sarah. Take a step back and look at the wardrobe and what the current groups, then what’s not working to work out a better way or storing.

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