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Being organized can make having twins easier. We color code cups, school bags, and label everything, like shoes. It used to be that my girls were always the same size – from birth until just recently, at age 5. Laundry and closet organization was simple because they could share everything. Unfortunately for me, they are now two different sizes and their closet has grown into a disorganized mess. It doesn’t help that they like to dress themselves and make a mess of picking out clothing items.
I knew I wanted to find a better way to organize their clothes – and separate the one closet that they share. I decided to pick up some Ziploc® Space Bags® to help organize some of the things that take up space in their closet. I also decided to create easy-to-make closet dividers and container labels.
When my twins were babies, we had those plastic closet rod dividers to separate out all the baby sizes. I knew I wanted something like that, but I didn’t want to spend any money on them. I decided to create a hanging divider with a pretty floral design. The label name can be added to the top and the bottom.
You would simply print these and label them as needed. I recommend printing, gluing to a heavy cardstock and cutting. You’ll end up with a sturdy divider that is easy to rearrange.
Download Closet Dividers HERE or the click the image below.
Ziploc® Space Bags®
I visited Lowe’s and located a variety of Ziploc® Space Bags® in the cleaning aisle along with other organizational items or bins.
The Space Bags were perfect for storing my girls’ out of season pillows and blankets.
There would be way too much wasted space to put all of this on a shelf in their closet. Everything fit into one bag and was easily compressed down into something that is much easier to store. In fact, they provide 3x the storage as compared to uncompressed storage volume.
To use, simply fill the bag (be sure not to fill past the designated line) and then attach your vacuum to pull out the air. My kids were amazed watching their pillows and blankets be compressed down.
This freed up more space for me to use the Ziploc® Flexible Totes XL to be a place to put clothes that we want to donate, pass down to younger friends or consign.
I like to keep the tote right in the closet so that I can easily add to it whenever we realize something isn’t fitting or hasn’t been worn in a while. This helps keep the closet organized – keeping only what you need on hangers.
I love how the totes are flexible and easy to carry. For totes like this, I created a label to help spot which is which. I could easily buy a few more of these – one for out of season clothes, jackets, accessories and more.
Download Bin Label HERE or click the image below.
Ziploc® Space Bags® products also help protect against bugs, moths, dirt, mildew, and other odors that might occur within common storage areas. The NEW film with shield technology offers the toughest protection. So, if I want to really free up some space and move things down to the basement, I don’t have to worry about them. Added to that, the bags feature the Ziploc® Double Zipper and an easy to seal slider.
What closet do you need to organize in your home? See how my closet is looking organized below!