Toddler Closet Makeover

Like most growing families, we are in a constant battle with decreasing amounts of space. We are also fans of saving money, and intend to stay in our current home as long as we possibly can. Because of this, we are ALWAYS looking for the most efficient way to use every square foot.

When we found out we were expecting, we were so excited to start planning the nursery. While the rooms in our house are small, the closets are a really great size. However, like most closets, so much space is wasted with only one measly shelf and a clothes rod. Infant and toddler clothes are small, and they have a lot of other belongings, so it’s just not an efficient use of space.

I’m blessed with a handy husband who can make most of my Pinterest projects a reality 🙂 We were able to design our own closet system – FAR cheaper and sturdier than the ones you can purchase – that fit our needs now, and will grow with us. We removed the doors from the closet to save the space the doors take when you open them.

After a year and a half of use, it has been one of the projects I’m most proud of, and has made the largest impact on creating more space and making life easier and more organized.


  • One long shelf across the top (used to store diapers, wipes, anything else we don’t often access).
  • All other shelves (down the middle and to the right) are adjustable in height.
  • Two shorter rods, one on both sides.
  • Space on the floor to the left for a hamper and a tub to throw clothes she’s outgrown.