Organize Closet Tips and Labels

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Rubbermaid.

Does January fill you with the desire to clean and organize closets?

I sure get antsy to get the entire house in order for some reason after Christmas and the holidays.  I think for me it may have something to do with all the indulgence and new presents that makes me long for simplicity and order.  When I take down the Christmas tree and all the decorations I feel like I am reclaiming my house.  Then I feel like I need to purge and clean all the dark corners and closets…and my girls room’s are one of the biggest areas needing some organization.

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We have been working (very slowly) to get their rooms nice…but their closets are another story.  With three girls we have accumulated some clothes and toys and they all seem to pile up in the youngest’s room as they pass them down.  Then…because I don’t want to deal with it…the mess kind of piles up in her closet where we can shut the door and pretend it doesn’t exist.  But every time, I open her closet (which is pretty much daily) I feel anxious…haha!


Her closet was actually pretty clean compared to what it can look like sometimes since I had cleaned it out before Christmas, but I didn’t have a great system to deal with the clothes that were being handed down to her from her older sisters.  I had them all up in the top of her closet…and it wasn’t working.  So I came up with a new system that I am loving.

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I was recently introduced to these Rubbermaid® All Access™ Storage Bins from Home Depot.  I love storage bins! They make this girl’s heart happy because everything can have a “spot” to go!  What I love about these bins is this handy all access™ door that allow you to gain access easily whether they are up high or stacked together.

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I placed a couple of the larger Rubbermaid® All Access™ bins on the top of her closet for the clothes that needs to grow into in the next year (the clothes a couple of sizes larger…due to the 4 years of clothing difference from her older sister…are stored in our attic) and the clothes she has just outgrown that need to be donated.

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So now, all we have to do is open the little door and place the items in.  No more pulling the large bins out every time we need to add something to them.  I would usually just end up stacking them on the shelf by the bin until we had enough to justify pulling the bin out…apparently I am lazy like that!

closet-organization 11 Then I also picked up some small Rubbermaid® All Access™ bins for some of her toys and stuffed animals.  She can easily access them when she wants to play with them now by simply opening the plastic door and they are nicely stored away when she is not playing with them.

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I am going to go back for the extra small size when they get more in stock.  Home Depot was out of them when I originally went.  They will be perfect for her Strawberry Shortcake and LaLa Loopsy Collection, and perfect for my sanity!

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I created some labels (of course I did) for the front of each bin.  Stay tuned for some labels coming your way when I share with you how I organized her smaller toy collection, I will share all the labels at once.

closet-organization 1If you are interested in Rubbermaid’s® All Access™  line, you can visit your local Home Depot, during their Winter Storage Event.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Rubbermaid® . The opinions and text are all mine.