shared bedrooms - how do you store clothes?

Discussion in 'Toddler & Pre-School' started by cherryglitter, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. another shared bedroom question ;)

    how do you store your childrens clothes? do you put them all in the same wardrobe/draws?

    just looking for ideas.

    at the moment im thinking about getting a big 3 door wardrobe and keeping the hung stuff together and then having boxes on the right hand side where the shelves are with vests/etc. (https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/70215714/)

    getting rid of any need for a chest of drawers meaning there's more space.
     
  2. _Vicky_

    _Vicky_ Mum to twins

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    The boys share clothes as well as space - I fold everything or hang everything in twos lol
     
  3. oct-bump

    oct-bump Well-Known Member

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    When I was little, I shared a room with my 2 sisters. We each had 2 drawers and a section of the closet.
     
  4. RHR

    RHR Mummy 2 Isabelle & Sophie

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    Hi hun, my girls share a single wardrobe for the time being. I have one of these in the wardrobe https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50188957/ ( I got my from Asda) and use it to fold their card's/jumpers and trousers and leggings and then fit all their dresses, skirts and tops on the bar on coat hangers.

    For everything else they share a 5 drawer chest of drawers. Sophie, my youngest has the top two drawers which has her vests, hats, scratch mits, socks and tights in. The drawer underneath has her sleepsuits.

    The third drawer is for my oldest dd's vests, pj's socks and tights and hats.

    The bottom two drawers hold things like the fitted sheets for the mattresses ans blankets. Each drawer holds the sheets and blankets for each child. so everything for my youngest dd is in together and so is everything for y oldest. That way, I can tell whoever I need to, which drawer they need to look in and what is in there.

    I currently don't have space in their room to have two wardrobes and chest of drawers, so until we really need too, they'll be sharing.

    I'll take some pics tomorrow so it'll make better sense.

    Oh and in the wardrobe there is a shelf at the top which I've put all dd2's nappies, sudacrem for them both and in the bottom bit of the wardrobe holds my dd1's nappies and my baby box with the shampoo, baby lotion in that I stocked up on. The baby wipes are currently being stored under dd2's cot. Every space I have spare has been accounted for. I just don't have much space for toys in there at the moment.

    As promised in my last post here's pics of the girls wardrobe and chest of drawers:

    Wardrobe on the inside:
    https://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn46/rachelrichman/SAM_0264.jpg

    Wardrobe with doors shut:
    https://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn46/rachelrichman/SAM_0271.jpg

    Chest of drawers: (handles have been taken off to stop my dd1 from emptying them every 5 mins through out the day)
    https://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn46/rachelrichman/SAM_0270.jpg

    Top drawer for dd2's
    https://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn46/rachelrichman/SAM_0265.jpg

    2nd drawer for dd2
    https://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn46/rachelrichman/SAM_0266.jpg

    3rd drawer for dd1
    https://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn46/rachelrichman/SAM_0267.jpg

    4th drawer for dd2's blankets and bed sheets
    https://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn46/rachelrichman/SAM_0268.jpg

    5th drawer for dd1's bed sheets
    https://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn46/rachelrichman/SAM_0269.jpg
     
  5. thanks :flower:

    RHR i love that hanging thing! such a good idea.
    at least i will be able to tell the difference between the clothes as the majority will be pink :haha:
     
  6. SaraAbi

    SaraAbi Mum to Abi

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    Not that we have 2 yet but in preparation they will have a wardrobe each (waiting to be delivered) and all their foldables are in those plastic drawers you can get, abi has a short wide one with deep drawers and baby has got a tall thin one, I'm hoping that they will fit in the bottom of their wardrobes to save space.
     
  7. RHR

    RHR Mummy 2 Isabelle & Sophie

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    Sorry hun, I haven't had chance to take any pics yet. i will get round to it and update my 1st post with them for you.
     
  8. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    We were going to have 2 sets of drawers and just share the wardrobe.
     
  9. moomoo

    moomoo Mumma to 2 & 1 in heaven!

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    In the wardrobe, and on the floordrobe ;)
     
  10. me and OH have the biggest floordrobe ever!
     
  11. hardworknmama

    hardworknmama mama of 2 + WTT/NTNP

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    I hang all thier shirts and pants in the closet, Tiarnan's pjs are also hung in the closet. Cormac's pjs are in a drawer in the dresser, Tiarnan's pj bottoms are in the dresser, underwear and socks are in the dresser too. I use Tiarnan's underwear as the divider for the socks. :haha:
     
  12. xLisax

    xLisax Max & Evies Mummy :)

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    We have one wardrobe with a hanging section and then four big shelving sections the other side..I split the hanging section between them and then they each have two shelves :) The wardrobe also has two drawers at the bottom so they get a drawer each for socks, pants, hats, tights (for Evie of course :haha:) :D So yeah, basically a big wardrobe! :)

    Its toys I have to get loads of storage for! I didn't realise how much stuff two children would accumulate...and Evie hasn't even had her first Christmas yet :dohh: :haha:

    xx
     
  13. rosyfeathers

    rosyfeathers Mummy to 3 Princessess

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    My girls have a 5 drawer chest of drawers each and share a clothes rail. I have now fitted in another 5 drawer chest for their new sisters arrival, and so far its worked fine. Their bedroom is a standard size room and can still fit in their 2 beds, 3 chests, clothes rail, and a there is still space for a cot, with enough play room between the beds and adult moving space. Also, as they are close in age, they can fit into each others tops/ teeshirts/ jumpers/ socks -so most of the time i just fold them neatly in each others drawers, has worked well for us..:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  14. Lara310809

    Lara310809 Mum of 3 girls

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    I would store them on separate shelves/drawers/rails where possible, it makes it easier to distinguish where the clothes for each child are... especially for daddy :haha:

    We currently have one chest of drawers, and we have separated our daughter's clothes throughout them. One drawer for trousers, one for tops, one for bodysuits, one for socks/tights etc etc. When the baby comes she will take half the drawers and we will again separate what we can. We also have a shelving unit and 2 rails, which will also be divided up amongst them for ease. Being two girls, I can imagine in a rush it will be hard for daddy to tell whose is whose :lol:
     
  15. RHR

    RHR Mummy 2 Isabelle & Sophie

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    1st post has been updated hun with pics.
     
  16. thanks for the pics hun.
    organisation is the key i think!
     
  17. fuzzylu

    fuzzylu Twin mum & NPNT

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    my 2 have one shared wardrobe and a set of draws between them. they do share alot of clothes though. we also use underbed storage for bedding ect.
    I find the key is to sort through the clothes regualy, taking out all the too small stuff. saves me time and space. Hooks on the back of door is also good to hand jackets and other bits on.
     
  18. jake has an under-bed storage chest full of bedding. think i will have to get another one for the girly.

    those hanger things from ikea are a brilliant idea.
     
  19. wispa86

    wispa86 2 Boys and a Bump

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    we have one wardrobe with a big shelf across it and one of those hanging storage thingys. On the big shelf I have their short and long sleeved tops, Olivers on the left, Bens on the right. They have equal shelves in the hanging thing and it goes in Ollie, Ben, Ollie, Ben etc.

    Like this

    Ollie's vests and socks
    Ben's socks, pants and socks

    Ollie's pjs
    Ben's pjs

    Ollie's trousers
    Ben's trousers

    you get the gist! then we have baskets on the floor of the wardrobe with hats, shoes etc etc obviously oliver on the left ben on the right.

    Hanging stuff is just split down the middle.

    As you can probably guess my husband isn't allowed within an inch of the wardrobe!
     
  20. OH is going to be so confused if i ever ask him to get anything.
    at least most will be blue and the other pink.
     

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