The Tween Wardrobe Makeover by The Organised Housewife
So your little person is turning into a ‘tween’ and it’s time for their wardrobe to reflect this milestone. Re-organising their space can be a fun project you can share together, the question is: where to start? We teamed up with mum of three, Howards Ambassador and The Organised Housewife blogger Katrina to overhaul the wardrobe of her little Miss 10 (soon to be 11).
Aim: To enable Miss 10 to return to school with a functional and practical wardrobe! Specifically, the solution needed to:
- Be easy to keep tidy!
- Incorporate long hanging space for dresses
- Be easily accessible (for mum and daughter alike!)
- Incorporate a small area for jewellery and skincare products
- Include an archive zone for out of season clothing.
The Plan: Overhaul with elfa and combine with a few accessories!
Step 1: the elfa install.
We chose elfa because it’s built to last, completely customisable (Katrina can add or take away components at any time), it comes with a 10-year guarantee, a range of different finishes, it’s simple to install and most importantly, it enabled us to meet the brief! We populated the framework with elfa® shelves and drawers.
Step 2: Fill in the gaps!
Winter woollies and blankets were archived in two toy storage boxes and placed on a shelf at the top of the wardrobe; while the other two boxes store her special keepsakes.
Storage Totes house “sleep over” items such as toiletries, pillow cover and sunscreen, swimmers, hair straighteners and her hair dryer.
A 5 Compartment Organiser stores her skin cleansers and moisturisers. We teamed this with a Cotton Pad Dispenser, a Bling Mirror, a Necklace Holder and an Earring Screen to create a skincare/jewellery zone. What tween wouldn’t want one of those!?
It looks amazing! But lets give Katrina the final say,
“I am really pleased with how this wardrobe has come together and so far Miss 10 has kept it spotless and she is now remembering to look after her skin with her new little jewels and skincare station.”
To view the Organised Housewife’s account of her Tween Wardrobe Makeover, go to www.theorganisedhousewife.com.au