Home Organization Challenge Week 8: Kids Closets

February 27, 2016

Home Organization Challenge

We are over half way finished with the 2016 Home Organization Challenge. This week, we are going to clear out our kids closets. If you don’t have any kids, you can clean out an unorganized closet in your home. Make sure you empty the closet completely, when you begin the challenge. It makes all the difference in the world. Have fun!


Kids Closet Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


If you are new to the challenge, look over the details then begin working at your own pace.  For encouragement, join our Home Organization 101 Facebook community and share your progress or struggles. Or simply look through the photos and read how others are doing. If you’re on Instagram, share your progress using the hashtag #2016abfolchallenge.  Don’t forget to print out the complete 14 week schedule and checklists below.

5.5 x 8.5

8.5 x 11



For the perfect companion guide to our challenge, purchase The Complete Book to Home Organization. It includes all 14 weekly challenges as well as tons of pictures and tips that will help you organize your spaces each week. No need to log onto the computer for inspiration, this manual has it all!


2016 Home Organization Challenge



Kids Closet Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Kids Closet Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Kids Closet Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Boys Closet Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons
Teen Closet Organization via A Bowl Full of Lemons



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



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


The 2016 Home Organization Challenge Instagram




Take a few days to really clean out your kids closet & be sure to get them involved. Share your progress on Instagram using the hash tag #2016abfolchallenge, blog about the weekly challenges, and  share your before and after pictures over at my Home Organization 101 group here.  Keep up the great work. We are over half way finished!  Good luck. I’ll see you back next week for week 9 of the challenge. Happy Organizing!


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