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Teenage Closet Organization… (& Giveaway)

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When it comes to teenagers, “organization” is a foreign word. At least in my house it is. For the longest time, my daughters closet was in total chaos (just the way she likes it). That is, until we transformed it with some new hangers from Onlyhangers.com, plastic bins, and shoe shelves. It went from disorder to manageable in about 2 hours.

 

Here is my daughters’ “organized” closet

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Plastic bins work great for separating accessories.

 

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My daughter loves wearing skirts, so we stocked up on skirt hangers. I also use them for her tube tops.

 

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Shoe shelves are a necessity in a teenagers closet! This made the biggest difference.

 

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How did we do it?

We pulled everything out until the closet was completely empty. Then we went through her clothes, one piece at a time. She donated about 3 trash bags full to Goodwill. After the remaining clothes were hung on her new hangers, the closet began looking like a completely different space. She chose dark wooden hangers, which gives the space a fresh & modern look. We also found some wooden shoe racks from TJ Maxx, to organize her shoes. Before the transformation, her shoes were all thrown on the floor. I always cringed at the site of her expensive shoes, not being taken care of very well. The shoe shelves alleviated this problem. I picked some bins up at Target and labeled them with the contents in each. The labels can be purchased here.

 

The process we took to get her closet in order:

1. Empty entire closet
2. Separate items in 2 piles (keep, donate)
3. Organize accessories, keepsakes, purses & bags into bins (label bins)
4. Hang clothes on designated hangers (pants, shirts, skirts)

 

Organizing your teens’ closet takes some patience, but if you can get them excited enough to do it, they will have a smile on their face when they’re  finished. I know my daughter did! (ps. This is great bonding time).  Have fun organizing!

 

 

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Do you like the hangers that are in my daughters’ closet? If so, enter to win a $100 gift certificate to Onlyhangers.com, and get your closets in order!

 

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How to win?

Follow the directions below (on the Rafflecopter). Tip: The more entries you do on the Rafflecopter, the higher your chances are to win! The giveaway begins now and will end on Sunday 9/8 at 11:59 pm est. Open to US  residents ages 18 and older.

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The kind folks at Only Hangers, Inc. sponsored this giveaway & post. All opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. I too have just reorganized my daughters closet. As she has grown, her clothing style and management has changed and we desperately needed to rework her closet before school started. I am finding that as she enters her Junior year, she really has very little time for cleaning and organizing her room/closet/clothing even though she loves to have it orderly. I have begun to take over cleaning her room once again since she is so busy. She definitely appreciates Mom helping her stay organized.

  2. Awesome giveaway!! I hope to win! :) I am on a mission to organize our house so I have more time for the “fun stuff”! :)

  3. Robyn Mizell says:

    Toni, Once again you have highlighted a crucial blog topic. Having a teenage girl can lead to a closet in need of help. Thanks for the great ideas!! Love the shoe rack. Thanks so much!! Have a great day!! Robyn

  4. Francesca Ruberti says:

    I really need those hangers! My close would look great :-)

  5. I love the hangers and the closet is so beautifully organized

  6. Cindy Miller says:

    Great hangers and a great closet, my teen’s closet could sure use a makeover!

  7. My kids closet certainly needs a makeover and this is so simple to do but looks great! But i love the storage needs for my pre-teen daughter!

  8. I wish my teenager’s closets were this organized!

  9. I have four teenage daughters and feeling super super overwhelmed with their rooms and laundry!!!! This is so fantastic Toni!! Thank you so much!!! Just wondering where you get all your energy?!!!!

  10. I love your daughter’s closet, especially the purple bins! I was going to buy 4 Pottery Barn Kids white Sabrina baskets and purple liners but it would have cost a small fortune. Your solution is more practical, cost effective and you can see what’s in them! Love, love, love, love your site!

  11. I love the idea of the different bags organized in storage bins!

  12. Such a beautiful sight! My teenage daughter’s wardrobe does look like this – entirely through her own efforts – she is SO organised. My son is just back home temporarily after graduation from university, and is trying to achieve this look. He says he needs to build shelves in his wardrobe first. Am trying to leave him to it (because at age 22 it’s up to him), and longing for his storage to look like this. He will get there eventually!

  13. I don’t know what to do when I get to the Rafflecopter page. I’d love to enter but am clueless! Please help!

  14. oh I love these hangers!

  15. Great makeover! An organized closet really matters! :)
    I’m a teenager myself & I love organizing! (In fact, I even have an organization/school blog!)

  16. Wow — I can’t believe you got the closet organized in 2 hours. I just tried to empty out a closet (that has clothes I haven’t worn in a while) for my daughters to use, but all I did was move most of the clothes to a different closet. (I am hoping to fit into those clothes again one day.) I managed to get rid of two garbage bags of clothes, though.

  17. Great suggestions on what is normally a very difficult chore – getting a teenager to clean and then KEEP his/her closet clean! The labeled storage containers are an especially nice touch.

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