#13 - No Closet? No Problem!

#13 - No Closet? No Problem!

Janie Lee
Apr 8, 2008

Name: Katie
Child's Name and Age: Caedmon, 4 years and Ansel, 22 months
Location: Gaylord, Michigan
Category: CLOTHES

Items used for the project and favorite part of the storage solution:
A friend of ours built this bed for our son's room and our intentions were to add a trundle.
Caedmon's room is a converted attic and there is no closet, so clothing storage is a challenge. I decided that instead of a trundle, we would use the space under the bed for clothing. My husband built this simple platform with 2x4 boards and 1/4 inch plywood. We painted it white and added castors, so it can easily roll in and out and the baskets from Target keep the clothes organized. Utilizing the space under the bed has allowed us to forgo bulky dressers and left the floor open for play.

Best storage tip for families with children:
Baskets and Bins! I used them all over our house to keep like items together and shelves tidy.
In our basement, our primary play space, I have shelving units that we have cut in half, so that the children can reach all of the shelves and baskets. This empowers them to choose their toys and to put them away. They can also easily take a basket of blocks from one room to another. The baskets found in our house, with the exception of the clothing baskets you see here in Caedmon's room, are primarily chocolate brown and white. This way, if I want to repurpose from one room to anther, they blend with the decor.

Thanks for entering, Katie!

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