I was going through my before and afters over the weekend and I realized that these tween closet pics hadn’t been posted. Before the holidays I had a client hire me to organize her entire home, from top to bottom. It was a really great project because I was able to reorganize and spruce up room, closet, and drawer over a short period of time.
She has children that spend half of their week with her and the other half with their dad so it is important that their rooms are organized so they can easily pack up mid week. Because they are between in a transitional age range (between being young kids and being teenagers) I set up organizing systems in their rooms that they can grow into.
I started in her son’s room. He plays several sports and has lots of gear to store. I used a different fabric bin for each sport so all of his gear stays separate making it easy for him to use and maintain the system. I also made simple changes like hanging up his clothes, lining up the shoes on the shelves, utilizing the hooks for bags, installing Command hooks for sweatshirts, and removing the mis-match products to create a more uniform look. Take a look at the before and afters…
I chose Navy to match the decor of the rest of his room. Normally I would use my favorite velvet hangers but this time I stocked up on chubby navy plastic hangers because they would be easier for his 10 year old hands to use and because he has room.
He had this great bookcase in his room but as you can see it was being underutilized. I used the blue and gray fabric bins to give the shelf a more uniform look and stocked them with toys, extra athletic supplies, artwork, and lots of room for future storage. It’s amazing that such a simple change can add a pop of color and help accessorize a room.
She was storing her current schoolwork, beauty supplies, and accessories on the right side of her closet. Her room has a cute black, white, and green design so I found black and white bins at Office Max to coordinate with the rest of her room. I repurposed the wire bins from one of the bathrooms in the house for her beauty supplies. With the extra room in her closet she now has space for a laundry hamper.