Have you ever discovered a cute baby outfit in the drawer – after your baby has already outgrown it? Baby clothes are so cute to buy and dress your child in. But they’re also tiny and prone to being hard to organize so you can find them easily.
Here are a couple ways to try organizing them so they’re handy to your changing station and easy to see at a glance, without buying new furniture.
1. Store in repurposed furniture or containers
Look around and see what you might make use of. I had an office supplies drawer set I no longer needed. Since the drawers are so tiny, they’re ideal for holding about 10 items each. One drawer is for onesies, another is for t-shirts, another for pants, then rompers, and so on. (And of course one drawer is for my little boy’s hats.)
2. In baskets according to type of clothing and size
You could have one set of baskets for 0-3 months and another set for 3-6 months. (Two sizes often overlap somewhat, due to discrepancies in sizing among clothing manufacturers.) Put onesies in one basket, pants and sweaters/jackets in another basket, socks, baby hats and diaper covers in another, etc. This totally eliminates the need for folding, as you can just sort them and toss them in after washing.
3. On a serving tray, rolled up
If you have a flat surface available, like the top of a table or a shelf under the changing table, you can take a pretty serving tray and roll up the baby items for a cute, easy to use storage system. Do this with the most-used clothes, so they’re easy to see and pick up. I’m using this for my cloth diapers at the moment.
4. In a drawer with dividers
I do this for my baby’s sleepwear, since those are the items he wears the most. Our dresser is right beside the changing station so the closest drawer is dedicated to his most-used clothing. (Yes, I am keeping the baby in the main bedroom with us for now.)
5. Hanging up in a closet
This is probably ideal, but not everyone has a closet to dedicate to tiny baby clothes. But if you do, you will want your changing station within reach of the closet, so you can reach in and grab what you need mid-change. One major benefit when baby clothes are hanging up is that you can easily see sizes/lengths of items.
How do you organize your baby clothes? Add your tips here!