2019 Home Organization Challenge Week 8: Kids Closets

February 23, 2019

We are back for another week of organizing. This week, it’s time to clear the clutter from our kids closets. If you don’t have children, pick another closet to organize. Be sure to get your kids involved. Have them sort through their things, purging and donating what they no longer use, fit, or love. Spend today with your kids and get them organized!



If you’re new to the challenge, print out the schedule and checklists below and begin on the current week. You can go back and complete the previous challenges when your schedule allows.  For encouragement, join our Home Organization Facebook community to share your progress, any struggles you are having, or ask questions. Or simply look through the photos and read how others are doing.

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This week, we’re clearing out our kids closets. Make sure you empty the closet completely, when you begin the challenge. It makes all the difference in the world.


PREPARE:   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

ORGANIZE:     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

Here’s a look into my daughters organized “teen” closet. She is very good about keeping it clean and organized. She will organize it on a regular basis, without me asking. I love it!


She keeps travel bags, vacation miscellaneous, and out of season items in the bins on the top shelf.


She stores make-up bags, wallets, hats, scarves, gloves, and sun glasses in these bins. I found them at TJ Maxx.


She keeps her collection of backpacks in this basket. (It’s from Target).


When your children have an organized system set up, it’s easier for them to maintain the space. It just takes a little time and effort to help them purge the clutter and teach them how to keep it clean.


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


For the perfect companion guide to our challenge, purchase The Complete Book to Home Organization. It includes all 14 weekly challenges as well as a ton of inspiration and tips about the spaces we will be organizing. No need to log onto the computer for ideas, this manual has it all!


If you need more guidance on cleaning your house, be sure to pick up The Complete Book of Clean.  It has tons of tips and checklists that will teach you how to get your homes sparkling clean.


This week, clear the clutter from your kids closets.  Purge what you can and bring it back to order. Share your progress on Instagram using the hash tag #abfolchallenge, blog about the weekly challenges, and  share your before and after pictures over at my Home Organization group here.  Hold yourself accountable and finish all 14 challenges! I can’t wait to see what you accomplish.  Good luck. I’ll see you back next week for the week 9 challenge. Happy Organizing!


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