After: Separation of Shirts and Skates
The boys’ clothes live in the left-hand closet—shirts on hangers, pants in lockers (to save precious rod space). The closet on the right holds books, their extensive (and now organized) baseball-card collection, and sports equipment. Orange paint freshens up the room and, with the royal blue of the lockers, pays tribute to the boys’ favorite basketball team (go Knicks!). Hangers are color-coded: blue for Devon, orange for Ben. The upper cubby, previously a no-fly zone, is fitted with boxes for winter hats and holds figurines that aren’t current favorites.
To buy (from top): Medium-size solid canvas blue bins (in cubby), $25 each, pbteen.com. Spring Collection Semikolon document box in sun yellow (in cubby), $25, containerstore.com. Primary Tubular hangers, 32 cents each, containerstore.com. Kids’ storage lockers, $93 each, stacksandstacks.com. Industrial mesh wall-mounted basket (inside left-hand closet door): Unfortunately, this item is no longer available.