DIY Instant Closet from Chairs This really is incredibly clever. The chairs are a simple wooden folding variety and are not permanently affixed to the wall. Yet when opened they stabilize, hold boxes of loose articles and are the perfect width from the wall to hang even the most bulky of garments. The entire article Re-Thinking Furniture: Innovative Design Explorations by Yi Cong Lu from Core77 is a good read and full of clever designs.
Starting with age 5, have a family rule that your child makes their bed every day--and then don't fix their work. This post has 100+ ideas to help you tame the chaos in your home (and your life)--this is just one tip!