Kids Closet Ideas: 5-Day Closet Organizer

A novel way to organize your child's closet—and life—is to implement a 5-day closet organizer. This means that your child will have a set of clothes for each of the 5 days of the week, cutting back on morning arguments over what to wear and time wasted looking for lost or dirty clothes. Usually under spot for the fifth day, there is a place for the shoes.

To Buy or to Make a 5-Day Closet Organizer 

The 5-day closet organizers for sale are typically made of stiff material, like corrugated board or heavy canvas, and designed to hang in the closet. The traditional organizer is cubical in shape with shelves designated for each day. These are often a good choice, but they are easy to make and can be a great do-it-yourself project.

When you make the organizer yourself, you can customize it to your child’s exact needs. The idea behind this organizer is to make children more independent. This means they will need to be able to reach the items, so be sure the highest shelf is at his level. Consider making a horizontal 5-day closet organizer that stands on the ground instead.

If constructing your 5-day organizer out of wood, you will need a strong wood such as oak or pine. You can get the pieces cut to your specifications at the home improvement store and just assemble them with nails or screws.

If you choose to create a hanging organizer, you will need canvas and corrugated board. For the hanger, you can simply create a loop with the extra canvas material at the top center. Make sure you have a way to attach the loop to the organizer after the material folds over the closet pole, such as a snap or button. Do not use Velcro as it will not be able to support the weight.

When the initial construction is complete, you can get creative with painting the individual cubes or cubby holes. Each can be a different color with the name of each weekday painted on as well. Stencils make this task easy and uniform.