If your kids share a bedroom, figuring out how to store their clothes and accessories in a shared space can be a struggle. Most bedrooms only have one closet, which presents the additional challenge of splitting the storage space between your children. Use the following tips from Closet & Storage Concepts Modesto to keep them organized while also maximizing their bedroom space.
Divide the Space Evenly
Few things lead to sibling rivalry quite like providing one child favor over another, which in this case means giving one sibling more space in the closet. Save yourself from having to play peacekeeper, and try to divide the closet as evenly as possible between your children. The custom closet experts at Closet & Storage Concepts Modesto can help you accurately measure the available space and determine the best possible distribution of the storage. Adding shelves, drawers, and dividers can help heighten the utility and efficiency of the closet.
Coordinate Each Child’s Section of the Closet
Children need a place to call their own, even if it’s as small as a section in the closet. This is particularly imperative in shared closets where it’s easy for personal space to overlap. Ideally, shared closets will be designed so there is never any question as to which half of the closet belongs to which child. Whether labeled, color-coded, or decorated according to each child’s unique style, kids should feel they have ownership over their closet space.
Clean Out the Closet Regularly
You may be able to get away with keeping old, rarely worn clothing in your own closet, but this is becomes much harder when talking about your kids’ closet. They grow out of clothes quickly, which is why it’s important to stay on top of regular cleanings. Sharing a small closet is made more difficult when valuable space is taken up by outdated clothing. Set aside time every season to sort through clothes that no longer fit. Determine whether you’ll pass them down to a sibling, sell them, or donate them.
Utilize Simple, Intuitive Organizational Systems
A complex organization system that works well for parents or teens may prove problematic for kids, especially if they share limited closet space. Their closet organizational system should be easy for them to use. If your kids know exactly where each item belongs, they’ll be more likely to actually put their things away and avoid aggravating one another with messes. Make sure the most frequently used items are lower down, so they can easily reach things on their own.
For some families, shared closets may be unavoidable. But with a little planning and strategizing, a useful and efficient solution is possible. Think carefully of how you’ll maximize space while also ensuring that both kids are on an even playing field. Your kids will enjoy a more comfortable space, and you’ll enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with less bickering. Contact Closet & Storage Concepts today for a free in-home consultation in the greater Modesto, Turlock, and Manteca areas!