Home Organizing Challenge Week 11: Kid Closets

March 15, 2015


14 Week Organizing Challenge


Welcome to week 11 of the 2015 Home Organizing Challenge. This week, we are sorting through our kids closets & getting them ready for spring.   If you don’t have any kids, take time this week to purge other closets in your house.

If this is your first time participating in the challenge, welcome! Each week, you will receive a new challenge & you will have 7 days to complete it. If you are not subscribed to my blog & want reminders for the weekly challenges, you can sign up here. The first thing you need to do is print out your 14 Week Schedule. You can hang it on your fridge and check it off as you go. Print it out here.


Kids Closet Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


WEEK #11 CHECKLIST: (Print out the free Kids Closet checklist HERE)


Home Organization 101 14 Week Challenge Checklist


Designate 6 piles, one for each of the following.
  • Keep
  • Donate
  • Trash/Recycle
  • Other Room
  • Garage Sale
  • Too Big
  • Empty all of the shelves, baskets and drawers, dividing everything into the 6 piles listed above (or more if needed). Sort through everything, only keeping what your child wears now or will wear soon. Place clothes that do not fit yet into a plastic tote and place up high in the closet so your child will not sort through it.
  • Once the closet is completely empty, wipe down the shelves, door, molding, etc.
  • Sweep & Mop the Floor
Use baskets & bins to organize things that do not need to hang.
  • Use shoe organizers to keep shoes looking neat and in good shape.
  • Color coordinate hanging clothes, for a clean & organized look.
  • Separate by type of clothing (Short sleeve, long sleeve, sweaters, jackets, etc.)
If you’re going to use bins to organize the space, label them according to your childs needs.
  • Summer – Short Sleeve, Shorts, Swim wear, Dresses/Skirts
  • Winter – Long Sleeve, Sweaters, Pants, Dresses, Coats
  • Bags
  • Shoes
  • Pajamas
  • Accessories
  • Too Big
  • Keepsakes


 My teen daughters closet organization.
Teen Closet Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons
 My youngest daughters closet.
Kids Closet Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons
 My sons closet makeover.
Closet Makeover via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Organizing Inspiration


Here are few blog posts that will inspire you to get your Kids Closets organized.

1. Kids Closet Organization

2. Teen Closet Organization

3. Boys Closet Organization (My guest post to Home Depot Blog)

4.  Seasonal Clothing Swap (Free printable)



Share your progress on Instagram using the hash tag #abfolorganizechallenge, blog about the weekly challenges – sharing your before and after pictures and/or share over at my Home Organization 101 group here. Hold yourself accountable and finish all 14 challenges!



If you are just joining us, visit the challenge details page here, to learn what it’s all about.



Week 1: The Kitchen

Week 2: The Laundry Room

Week 3: The Pantry

Week 4: Master Bedroom

Week 5: The Office

Week 6: Living Room

Week 7: Bathrooms

Week 8: Playroom

Week 9: Dining Room

Week 10: Linen Closet



I’ll see you back next week for another organizing challenge.

2 comments on “Home Organizing Challenge Week 11: Kid Closets

  1. Shaivi says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us! You’ve inspired me to create my own routine. 🙂
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  2. Thanks for sharing such great tips for organizing home.

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