Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Closet Dividers

This week I've been sharing with you how I have changed over (for Fall and WInter) and organized my kids' closets and drawers. See those posts here and here.

Today I wanted to show you a couple of very simple closet dividers you can make with things you have around your home.


The first idea came from Family Fun


Start by cutting the top off of a milk or other plastic jug (cardboard would also work).


Use a flat side of the plastic to trace the template they included. 


Cut it out, and wa-la! 

Now to make it pretty...


I traced it onto some very inexpensive felt (from the Dollar Tree).


I made sure to trace and cut one for each side. 


Then I simply wrote on them with a pen and glued them on with a hot glue gun.


Like it? I used them in our guest closet where I keep clothes for the following season. This helps to distinguish which clothes go to which child. 


Now onto an even simpler project that I came up with as I was rearranging closets and getting rid of odd hangers.

Ever seen these? Sure ya have!

As I was going through our hangers (I have this thing about matching hangers) I came across a bunch that looked like these. (You know, they come home with you from the store with certain types of kids' clothing.)


As I was looking at them I started to think the little tab on top would make for a subtle but effective divider/label.


So I traced the tab onto the same inexpensive felt from the Dollar Tree.


Then I created several more using a ruler and scissors.



Once I cut them to be the right size, I took a Sharpie marker and wrote right on the felt. See where I'm goin' here?



Then I just applied some hot glue....


and sort of wrapped the tab with my felt pieces.


And there you go. A super easy closet divider. 


I was thinking I could have also made some with days of the week to help with picking out clothes for school. 


Here they are back in my daughter's closet. Very subtle but it helps me to figure out what starts where. It also makes it easier when putting away laundry.


Okay, finally satisfied with my kids' closets and drawers (for now anyway).

Time to take inventory and see if there is anything we are short of for fall/winter.
Tomorrow I will share with you a printable shopping list I came up with to do just that!
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12 comments:

  1. Great idea Susan! So simple but what a difference it will make in finding things and putting things back!

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    1. Thanks Hilda ! Sometimes the smallest hints make the biggest impact. :)
      Susan

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  2. Susan what a wonderful idea! WOW! you are one smart lady! Thanks for the great great tips!!

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  3. Thanks so much Jen! Although I can't take credit for the firs idea. I'm hoping it helps me when sorting my kiddos clothes. Have a super day!
    Susan

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  4. I not only love that this idea is free/affordable, but you're upcycling things instead of them ending up in a landfill! Kuddos to you! Also I love the name Teah, haven't heard it before, so pretty! I host the Photo Friday Blog Hop and welcome you to join up with this or any other post you think readers would enjoy. Hope to see you there. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks so much! I always love when I can create something from something I already have! As far as the name Teah--Thanks for that as well. It fits her to a "T". :)
      We are going on vacation tomorrow but I may try and stop by if I get a chance. If not this week, maybe next! Have a great rest of the week!

      Susan

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  5. I don't have all the tabbed hangers, so was going to do the template idea - but it has moved, and apparently is gone. I see that Family Fun is now Spoonful.com and I've looked through their stuff but I can't seem to find it. You don't by chance have it as a pdf or something that you could email?

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  6. Correction - when I looked at the little name that showed up when I hovered over your links, I saw they call them "rod tags", and it was under the "clothes calls" article. Bingo!

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    1. Oh good! So glad you were able to find them CIndy! And thanks for letting us know!! Have a great weekend!

      Susan

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  7. This will help organize an adhd closet especially when yo share with two boys

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  8. The template link goes to an image about family fun moving. I tried looking for it on their site, but didn't see the template and also checked google, but no luck. Do you have any other source that would have the tempalate for the closet divider

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    1. Hmmm.....I just checked it and it looks the site has moved. I haven't found the template but I will keep looking and repost if I find something. Sorry. :(

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