Tackling the Little One’s Closet

I decided a few days ago to tackle the little one’s closet. There is so much wasted space, and we need to make the most of every bit of storage for all of her toys, books, blankets, etc. I went onto the Home Depot web site and designed a new closet layout using the Martha Stewart design tool. Unfortunately, the closet system I came up with, while amazing, was hundreds of dollars—and that was with us installing it ourselves. You don’t even want to know how much it costs to have someone else put up some shelving and bars in your closet! So I’ve decided to go the DIY route, using bits and pieces of things we already have, a few new drawers and shelves, and my handy husband’s skills and power tools. It will probably take a while longer than getting a ready-made system, but it will be worth it.

While trolling the interwebs looking for organizational inspiration, I came across this genius baby shoe rack from The Land of Nod. It’s a bit expensive for a rack, I think ($42.99), but I love that it holds 8 pairs of shoes up and out of the way. This could be a great addition to one of the walls inside little O’s closet.

And while maybe not for inside the closet, I love the idea of using spice racks from Ikea as bookshelves, as seen on IKEA Hackers. We could paint them white and mount them low enough for her to reach. At $3.99 a pop, this idea is a no-brainer.

If you have any organizational tips or suggestions that have worked well in your little one’s room, I would love to hear them!

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I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and colleague. And trying to balance all of those roles at once can be utterly exhausting. Being the Type A control freak that I am, I try to run my life like a well-oiled machine. But sometimes the wheels get a bit squeaky (or just fly off completely, let's be honest). I have to slow down (yeah right, I know), give the different parts of my life a little tune-up and get back on the road.

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