09.16.2014 Leave a Comment
It’s hard to believe it was more than 3 years ago that we wrote this post about our nursery closet. We only made some small changes at the time… but would you believe this post is one of our most-visited posts?! We get tons of traffic here!
We got several comments from seasoned mommies that said something like ‘it’s lovely, but it won’t look like that for long!!’
And I didn’t expect it to! Especially with twins.
BUT! One thing I’ve learned is that it’s sooooo easy to keep things tidy WHEN THERE IS A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING! And this is why I figured it’s high-time for a closet update! This is what it looks like now:
Not bad eh?! The content is different (ie bigger clothes, no Bumbos or swaddling blankets), but the concept is the same! A place for everything! Those Dollar Store crates (hanging on cup hooks) have been the biggest game changer. Having a spot for all the little things… socks, hair pretties, hats, swimming suits, etc! And the two laundry baskets? One for clothes that are ‘on deck’ (too big for now) and one for clothes they’ve recently outgrown or have gone out of season.
The girls love to pick out their clothes for the next day each night before we read our bedtime stories. I would even venture to say this is their favorite part of every day. I’m a plain-jane kind of mama, so I don’t know where they get this fashion-diva-dressup gene. But I love their independence… and that they can reach their clothes!
And these beautiful moments are only made possible by the rope-light I strung up around the inside of the closet doorway… which is connected wirelessly to a remote light switch that’s located right on the trim!
It makes for such a soft even glow, instead of a harsh light coming from one source. I’m actually glad there was no closet light, because it forced me to think outside of the box and come up with something better! (not to mention cheaper and easier)
As the girls became toddlers, one unexpected addition to their wardrobe is TUTUS. Tutus are everywhere my friends.
We’ve literally been storing them in a pile in the laundry room, and the girls just grab them as the tutu-mood strikes. But for a long time, I’ve been wanting to put up clothespins in their closet… because EVERYTHING NEEDS A PLACE! And this weekend I finally pulled the trigger. I don’t know what took me so long, because this took all of 5 minutes to accomplish.
All I did was put a thin strip of Scotch Indoor Fastener adhesive on the backside of each clothespin, peel the backing off, and press it onto the wall in a vertical line.
These are actually surprisingly strong, and could be used for TONS of things… not just tutus! You could use something like this to display your tot’s artwork, or to hold hats or jewelry. Etc!
Now if only my whole house could be this organized! I guess we’ll take things one room (or closet) at a time.
Until then, the girls will be girlifying and accessorizing on a daily basis. All dressed up with nowhere to go!
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