ok, let's get to the point here. here's the girls closet after. silly me forgot to take before pictures. i never think of that till after the fact.
they have always had their own side of the closet. karsyn with hot pink hangers. mykah with light pink. i wanted them to each have their own space for their clothes without having two big dressers in the room. we just don't have space for that. especially not now with their two new beds in the room. so we bought this 9 cube organizer at lowe's and it's perfect. karsyn's clothes are in the pink cubes, mykah's in green. and there is one extra pink one where we keep swimsuits and sunglasses.
the came labeling. i wanted them to have durable, but not permanet labels. i want to be able to move around, change up, and add to what we already have. truth be told, their room actually stays picked up. i am definitely a mom who makes them have a picked up room before bed at night. their clothes are always in their place. i constantly go through things and weed out what we don't need or what's too small. i made the labels in microsoft publisher, cut them out, and laminated them. i used ribbon to tie them to the handles of the cubes.
finding clip art that was suitable was the hardest part. (ps. be VERY careful when searching for underwear or panty clip art. just trust me.) each girl has her own panty drawer, sock drawer, pajama drawer (labeled with moon and stars), shorts, and then there is a swimsuit drawer. i chose to do pictures so that they can put away their own clothes and so they know what goes where. and, IT WORKS! they now put away their own laundry all by themselves. i do the hanging clothes.
and then they both have a shoe bucket next to their "dresser". so easy. they know where things go. they know where to find what they want. and this mama is happy! one big thing that helps keep this organized though is that we have a big playroom separate from their bedroom. so we don't have toys to organize in here. it's strictly for beds and clothes. they do have a small desk that i'll blog about later.