When I adopted my 4 year old daughter and she first came to live with me, I had one week to prepare a room for her. I already knew her room would be my spare bedroom and had a pretty good idea what I needed to do to prepare it. The first thing I wanted to do was to update the closet. As a spare room closet it stored — well, junk. Stuff I had nothing else to do with. So I took almost everything out and took off the closet doors. The doors were sliders that didn’t allow access to the entire closet, so they had to go.
In the closet I had an Elfa drawer organizer that worked really great for my travel items, donations bin and gift drawer. I kept that and added to the closet organization by adding two more of them.
The final result turned out just as I had hoped! We used every single inch of the closet and it works really well for my daughter to be able to access things herself. The best thing about it, is that the system is flexible to meet our needs. The drawer system is not permanently installed so we can change them as we need to. The drawers can be changed around in case we don’t like how they are working. You can see everything at one glance and the curtains hide things when we want to close it all up.
Here is a close-up of the drawer system. I purchased the tallest one they make, to make the best of our space. When the seasons change, I move the corresponding drawer to the bottom of the system so she can better access the things she will want to wear.
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