Last week I had a great time organising a little girls wardrobe.
My client was a busy mother of two girls with another baby on the way and she needed to declutter and organise in preparation for the new arrival.
The two little girls shared a room, however, some of their things were also in a spare room.
I started off by moving all the girls things into their room. Although I didn’t have the girls room organised yet, and no clear homes planned, I knew their things didn’t belong in the spare room so everything was moved in.
You can do this too when you are organising. Even when you don’t have proper homes organised, do always go ahead and place items into the room where they belong. The homes will come later. You can never plan out homes if you don’t know exactly what you need to house and if items are in more than one room, you won’t be able to plan well.
Next I removed all clothing that was for two years and under and put them to one side for charity donations. Also removed were any clothing too old or damaged.
Once the declutter was done it was time to get organising. There were two wardrobes in the room, so I assigned one to each of the girls.
There was also a chest of drawers which I used for their accessories and jewellery, as well as clothing that’s not used everyday, such as pyjamas and swimming gear.
I tend to hang up as much clothing as I can and I used lovely colourful hangers from IKEA to do just that. The wardrobe featured here was for the younger of the two girls, so she had lots of clothes handed down from her big sister.
I could’ve hung up more, however, my client wanted to leave one of the rails free for any clothing for the new baby as there’s no wardrobe in his room as of yet. So that is why that rail is empty.
Along the cubby holes, each section was assigned a different category of clothing. One was tops, others jumpers, another one for leggings. A clear function for each cubby hole will make it easier to keep organised, easier to find items, and easier to put things away.
And finally I assigned the top two shelves for storage. There’s no point putting anything used regularly up here. It’s too high up. So categories that went up there included memorabilia, dress up clothes and some unopened bedroom decor that might be used in the future.
Finishing touches included a few labels to help the family get used to the new homes that were created.
And that was that, a wardrobe transformed in few hours!