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Open Your Possibilities with an Open Closet

We talk a lot about organization with kids. With their ever-changing wardrobes, the adding and subtracting of toys and any other trinkets or doodads you can think of that come along with little tykes, staying organized is crucial. Many siblings share rooms, so optimizing square footage and staying organized is quite a tall order. So, how do you make it happen? Here is a quick fix—remove the doors on your closet. We removed the closet doors in both of our kids’ rooms, and here is what we ended up with.

Some benefits to losing the doors on your closet?

1. Removing the doors opened up the space in the room and made it feel larger.

2. Since the interior of the closet was now exposed, we were forced to finish off the space, add much needed organization and keep things tidy.

3. Taking off the doors also gave us easier access to use all of the closet space more efficiently.

Feel too exposed with the doors removed? Try adding a pair of curtains to hide the occasional clutter. Annette shared some great open closet inspiration a while back, and check out how Melisa optimized her son’s space by first putting a dresser in the closet in his nursery and then a desk for his toddler room.

Do you have any closet tips and tricks? Please share!


Thursday 26th of January 2012

When you have kids, you will also realize that leaving the closets open by taking out the doors is a safety precaution.


Wednesday 25th of January 2012

Thirty-one gifts makes amazing and affordable storage options in super cute prints. I love using their utility bins to store shoes, toys, and games. They are even customizable with embroidery.

Ellen Snipes

Wednesday 25th of January 2012

I took the door off my daughter's nursery closet and I couldn't be happier! It did everything you described- opened the space, gave me better access, and forced me to be organized! I chose to install a Rubbermaid Custom Closet Kit and it was a great choice. I even used the new system as inspiration for my first blog post on my blog-