The family closet is a laundry/storage system that has always interested me. You must click on the link, it’s just pictures, go on. If you aren’t intrigued after looking at the pictures then you don’t have to read anymore, I promise.
Still here? The premise is simple, store all of the clothes or at least all of the children’s clothes in one room, preferably the laundry room.
Here is my list of perceived advantages:
- No clothes strewn about the house.
- Super simple to put the laundry away as you take it out of the dryer.
- Bedroom closets are free to store toys or other treasures.
- Easy to pass down clothing for children who are close in age.
- No gathering, bringing to the laundry, then dispersing back to every one’s room.
- No piles of clean (or dirty) laundry outside of the laundry room. (What a novel idea!)
- Easy to keep track of how many clothes each person has.
- Easier to limit amount of clothing.
- No dressers taking up space in the bedrooms.
- Seems you might have problems with boys/girls wanting to change at the same time.
- It won’t work in every house.
Are you still interested? Go read “Creating a Family Closet” for more pictures and step-by-step instructions. Too Many Kids in the Bathtub has a wonderful post that explains how they use their family closet in combination with an entrance exit station to simplify leaving the home and keep the shoe, coat, bag clutter out of the bedrooms.
Read my other laundry organization posts.