As a first time mom, I had no idea how many baby clothes I would need or where to put them. I was having boy/girl twins and I knew I had to find a way to organize a lot baby clothes. Once I began collecting everything I needed to start, I figured out an easy and cheap way to organize my twins’ baby clothes.
After my baby shower I had a started my pile of boy and girl clothes. I started sorting out each size (newborn, 0-3 months, 3 months, 3-6 months, 6 months). I ended up having a ton of newborn items and very few of the other sizes. I had a few friends and family give me some hand me downs (free clothes are the best!) and before I knew it, I had clothes ranging from newborn to 12-month sizes. Amazing!
With a huge mountain of washed baby clothes, I felt overwhelmed. I had no idea how to organize and store all of these clothes. I wanted them to be easy to find and have the current size available at a quick glance when I was in a hurry. I jumped on Pinterest and started looking for solutions. I found a ton of ideas on how to design a nursery, but they didn’t show how they organized their drawers, closets, and clothing.
After changing my mind about ten times, I finally found a system that worked for me. It is simple, cheap, and easy to do.
Organizing the Dresser
To start, I sorted all the clothes I had by size, gender, and type of clothes (I put all the onesies together and all other clothing items like dresses, shirts, and jackets together). I knew I wouldn’t have enough space for all 0-12 month clothes, so I only put the newborn and 0-3 month clothing in the dresser. I stored all the other sizes in a bin, so I can easily swap them out when they grow out of these smaller clothes.
The dresser I bought for the nursery has three drawers (I wanted to buy two dressers, but with two cribs in the room, I did not have enough space). The top drawer is for boy clothes, the second is for girl clothes, and the third drawer is for socks, mittens, pants, beanies, and headbands. Of course, I used the opportunity to use my label maker and labeled each section.
I went on Amazon and bought these drawer organizer bins. They are cheap and have separate compartments so I can put each onesie in the slot for easy access and display. I placed two bins in each drawer with a space in the middle for sleepwear. The bottom drawer has different size and style drawer organizer bins because they were the leftovers from the pack I bought.
Once the twins grew out of the newborn clothing, I switched that bin out for the 3-month size onesies and sleepwear and packed up the newborn clothes. They are growing out of their sizes so quickly! About every two weeks or so I am going through the drawers and closet and packing up clothes that they have outgrown. They are 5-months old now and wearing the 6-9-month clothes now. Stop growing my sweet babies!
All the other clothing, besides the onesies, sleepwear, and pants/short, were hung up in the closet. I used clothing rack closet dividers to organize the sizes. There are a lot cuter ones out there but I chose these because they were cheaper and I was able to write the sizes on them.
How did you organize your baby clothes? I would love to hear your ideas and experiences.
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