Our oldest son has been away from home for 19 months. He arrived back home last week and today we finally finished unpacking his suitcases and going through his room! I shared some stories on instagram as we went through the process. The main thing we sorted was clothes! We had two piles…one for donations and one to save for Blake. I always tell the kids to get rid of anything they don’t wear, doesn’t fit or they just don’t like! I try not to get offended:) We keep our closets organized by item and by color. For example, Brady’s closet goes left to right…jackets, suits, sweatshirts, long sleeve button downs, long sleeve tees, short sleeve tees, shorts, and pants. Each category is organized by color which makes it really easy to know what we have, and to get dressed! It’s all about what functions for YOU! Once we finished with clothes it was sorting through hobbies and reorganizing them. We use these striped storage bins in closets to keep them organized. We have one for electronics (GoPro, IPad, cameras, cords, etc.), another one for baseball gloves, one for skate gear, and one for junk (basically any little thing that doesn’t have its own place)! We haven’t put in any fancy storage organization in this house, but I have used inexpensive items that work! I’m all about storage, function and only keeping what we need/use! I listed a few inexpensive items that we use from Amazon and Target. All of the items can be shipped or picked up curbside so you can get organized while at home during quarantine!

  • White plastic hangers are super cheap and an easy way to make your closet look clean!
  • The striped storage bins are from Target and not only work well, but they look nice too!
  • The over the door mirrors are great for teenagers who don’t want to take up space with a floor mirror!
  • This is the shoe rack we have in a couple of closets here, but we also have used the hanging shoe racks as well.
  • This hanging tie rack is perfect to keep ties organized and from getting ruined, plus it takes up little space.
  • This over the door organizer could be used for anything. We use one in Ellie’s room to sort hair accessories & it’s great!
  • A simple tie/belt rack that screws into the wall is perfect for ties, bow ties, belts, drawstring bags, and hats! All of our kids have them!
  • A larger size cloth bin is another option for storage. Whether on a closet shelf or floor, they look nice and are functional!
  • Target carries several sizes of clear bins and I keep them on hand at all times. I use this size for everything! In kids drawers to sort clothes (without lids), we use them in our pantry for snacks, under bathroom sinks because they are easy to wash if needed or throw away because they are cheap! We have a few in Brady’s closet to store winter items (hats, gloves, scarf), sticker collection and more skate wheels! For the price, go stock up and you will find a million ways to use them!

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