The closet at left features vertical panels that have evenly-spaced holes drilled into them up the front and back of each panel. These "system holes," seen at right, let you adjust the placement of shelves, closet poles, pull-out racks, and even wire baskets and drawers.
Start by thinking about your child's age, and what type of storage they need. Young children love to dress themselves, so put a closet rod down low, where they can reach. Reserve higher rods for out-of-season items or outfits that aren't worn often. Wire baskets are great for stuffed animals, pillows, and other lightweight items, and children can easily see what's inside.
For an older child, consider adding pull-out accessories like a scarf rack or a rack with hooks to provide an alternative to hangers. A valet rod is perfect for planning the next day's outfit, and hampers with removable bags can also be added. (Some of the laundry may even end up there!) This teenager's closet features a mirror that swivels out, and angled shoe shelves for a boutique feel.
If the closet is a walk-in style with a door that opens, consider adding an over-the-door pocket organizer. All of those clear plastic pockets are great for toys, shoes, accessories and more. Add a row of hooks on the wall, and your child won't have any excuse for not being organized!