Before & After Little Boy’s Closet

Five Steps To Organize A little Boy’s Closet

So, you all have seen the picture of my little boy’s closet here on my weekend wrap-up-3 

It was pretty messy. I, by nature, am a pretty organized person, but to be quite honest, ever since we have moved to this new house, things seem to be a little out of control and wacky. Especially when it comes to clothing. Boxes are all over the place and so are the kid’s clothes. It’s very unorganized. I work five days a week full-time, and when I come home I work with the kids and then hang out with you all in the blog land. Before I know it, the clock tells me it’s time to go to bed.

Managing Time To Organize My Little Boy’s Closet

Time is just flying! I only have the weekend to tackle things in our house. Organizing can take tons of your time, but once you get organized in different areas in the house it sure makes your life fairly easy.

Although it was not a huge project, the closet organization still took three days. I was not adding or subtracting anything to this space. All I was doing was organizing to add more function in order to make my own life easy. My little boy is a very clean and organized little man. He was driving me crazy. He was saying “Mama, when are you going to get my closet organized?”

Here are the steps I followed to clean and organize his closet. His room is still a mess, but at least he can get his clothes ready at night for the morning.

boys bedroom closet
Here is the after and final result. Took me three nights to do that.

organized closet for boys

A Side By Side Comparison

Steps For How TO Organize A Little Boy’s Closet

1- Clear It Out

First, I took everything out of that little boy’s closet and cleaned it with a homemade all-purpose cleaner. Removing everything out give you a clear idea for a fresh start and it’s also less time-consuming. Once you get everything out,  think how are you going to use the space. Draw it or write down in your phone/google drive.

boys closet
Already looking better!

2- Self Adhesive Contact Paper To Add Personality

Then the second Step, I added the self-adhesive contact paper to the shelves from Dollar Tree. I love this paper for two reasons. First, it’s super easy to add and second, it’s only going to cost you a few dollars, so no burden on your pocket. My little boy is going to love his closet.

paper on the shelves
Here is how the selves look like with the self-adhesive contact paper.

It’s the same paper I have used to transform my lamp shades. It’s a beautiful, lightweight, and easy to attach Moroccan style paper. I used two and a half rolls, so less than $3 and the whole closet was looking pretty darn good!

3-Use DIY Storage Boxes

The next step was to add some storage boxes to that little boy’s closet so we can store tons of his clothes in a tiny space. As opposed to buying expensive baskets, I used my brain and thought of making the big baskets with paper boxes. I see a lot of paper boxes at my work, so I ask the girl who does all the stock management if I could get a couple of those boxes, and she said she would save them for me.

I brought these boxes home and I thought I could use the same Dollar Tree paper to wrap them up. Here is how it turned out…!!!

Organized boys closet

See? it was an easy DIY which gave us beautiful storage boxes. All his sweaters and PJ’s are stored in them.

It’s very easy for him, as for the last two nights he is getting his clothes for school and his PJs easily, as he knows now where they are.

3- DIY Car Labels

The labels his big sis’ made for him. She drew those little cars and then colored them. I don’t like to add labels if things are pretty obvious but he wanted to have them, so there you have it.

Organized boys closet

4-Add Some More Containers

This little boy has tons of clothing to manage in his closet so we still needed some more baskets. I brought a couple of them from the dollar store to store his teas and his undershirts. Man, he is such a little-organized man. Dollar tree is the way to go.

pjs and swet
The pictures are not great this time as I was lacking light, and was in sorta rush too. But overall, the closet started to look great.

little boys organized closet

Spider man shoes
It’s nice when everything has a home

5- Add A memory Box

A memory box is a great way to save all the important memory for your children. I have one for each of my children to save their precious belonging including their birth clothing and all the little toys, the first pair of their walking shoes. Etc.

boys closet
His memory box to store his very precious things.


Little boy's organized closet

I would love to hear what steps do you take to manage your kid’s clothing, especially how do you tackle your little boy’s closet?

28 thoughts on “Before & After Little Boy’s Closet”

  1. This is great! I love how you coordinated the boxes and the shelves! They look wonderful and it is such a nice, functional space 🙂 I’ll bet your son smiles every time he opens the closet door. I need to do this for my kids’ closets. I bought all the supplies but have not started organizing yet. It is going to be a mountain of a chore and I am procrastinating on it.

    1. I know it’s hard, you will do it though. Yes he know where everything is and gets his clothes for school a night before and knows where the PJ’s are. I liked to being organized, and No, he’s not talking after my husband…

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