The Best Kids' Closet Organizers, According to the Pros

We asked the pros for the best kids' closet organizers and tidying tips.

White toy storage rack in childrens's room.
Photo: Valentina Perfilyeva

If you want the same closet to serve your kids through the years, whether they're 5, 15, or 25 years old, the key is to choose flexible storage systems that will grow with them. To find the best kids' closet organizers for both young children and teens, we reached out to pro organizers Julie Bestry of Best Results Organizing, Kendall Wilson of Put Together Place, and Lisa Zaslow of Gotham Organizers, for their favorites.

From cubbies that let even little ones find their socks, to a rod extender that can accommodate a teen's growing wardrobe, these clever kids' closet organizers will see them through. And just think—with a closet this orderly, you'll save so much time in the morning when your little ones can get dressed all on their own.

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Keep it contained

Storage Bin Label

When kids are young, only hang items that fit right now. Label baskets for clothes that are too big (to grow into) or too small (to donate) so it's easy to adjust when a growth spurt hits. Labeled bins for socks and underwear let younger kids grab what they need.

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Double up

Container Store Closet Rod with clothes
Container Store

Hang an additional closet rod from your existing one to maximize storage and make it easier for young children to choose their own outfits. Keep everyday clothes on the lower rack and less frequently used items above.

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Incorporate cubbies

Pehr Animal Print Fabric Cubby

Store essentials (like underwear, socks, and pj's) in cubbies for young kids. Kids can start grabbing their own necessities as early as the toddler years.

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Store on the door

Clear Over-the-Door Shoe Organizer

Over-the-door shoe organizers aren't just for footwear. Stash belts and knickknacks in a transparent version so young kids can quickly spot what they're looking for.

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Think vertical

Over-the-Door Hook Rack with jacket and tote bag

As kids get older, store jackets, tote bags, and baseball caps on an over-the-door hook rack. That way, the desk chair or side chair won't get cluttered with coats and purses.

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Plan outfits

Fabric Hanging Shelf Organizer

Stock the compartments of a hanging shelf organizer with an outfit for each weekday. Or use it to store folded items, like jeans and sweaters.

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Pick a pretty basket

Rainbow Fabric Hamper

A cute hamper inspires teens to keep dirty clothes in one place, not strewn across the floor.

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Add hanging space

Accessories Hangers for Closet

As teens find their personal style, their wardrobe may expand—a lot. If their closet is exploding with accessories, let these space-saving hangers hold a vast array of scarves and belts.

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