Floor-level space and top shelves can hold canvas boxes and bins for out-of-season clothing and shoes. Keep totes and backpacks out of the way but within reach on a low shelf. To ensure that no space is wasted, you can even install a shelf above lower hanging rods to hold trays for scarves and gloves.
Hanging a laundry bag on the closet door already saves more space than a hamper on the closet floor -- and leaving it open means the kids won't have to wrestle with a drawstring in order to keep their dirty clothes out of sight. Plus, it's fun to throw clothes in from across the room.
To make these labels, affix masking tape in square outlines to fronts of drawers or tins; cover each square with latex chalkboard paint. Let dry; remove tape. To add a border, place two strips of masking tape parallel to each other on opposite sides of square; paint, let dry, and remove tape. Repeat with two other sides. Your child can change the contents as they wish, and relabel accordingly.