Oh the joys of tiny little clothing, I can’t get enough of them, except when you have too many! I got so many outfits for Donovan and I had to figure out how to get the best use out of them, so I had to fold and organize them! They grow out of them so quickly and half of the time I try to figure out what I have on hand and what he can’t fit into anymore. Here are some of my tips on how to organize your baby clothes to get the most use out of their cute little outfits!
Get Ikea drawer organizers! | These made organizing my babies clothes a whole lot easier. I just stuffed the clothing in these boxes and put them in the drawers for easy swapping.
Create Piles | So for each Ikea Organizer these are the piles I created:
- Onesies (divided it into two piles in one large bin, one side short sleeves and the other side long sleeves)
- T-shirts (separate singles)
- Pants (separate singles)
- Outfits (T-shirts & Pants that come as a set)
- One-piece outfits (like jumpers, dresses, rompers)
Label, Label, Label! | I came to the realization that labeling was key to finding those tiny outfits. I used my p-touch and labeled the edge of the drawer with what was in that specific drawer. So for example, if I have Onesies, pajamas, socks, shoes and t-shirts in one drawer I would label the edge from left to right in the order the boxes are in. So on the left, I had onesies and t-shirts so I labeled that left side of the drawer edge. Then in the middle was pajamas I put the label in the middle of the drawers edge and on the right I had Socks, Pants, and shoes there to the right of the edge I added the label.
Organize by Months! | I organized all of his clothing by months in each drawer. So if he was in newborn stage, I kept all his newborn-3month clothing in the top drawers. Then when he started growing out of them I cleaned them out as I washed them and moved up the 3-6 month clothing from the bottom drawers to the top drawers (this is where the IKEA organizers come in handy) just swap them.
Stay Organized | When putting away your laundry, look at each piece of clothing and ask yourself if they will fit in it within the next two weeks if the answer is probably not and the outfit already fits them tight, put it in a donation pile. Make sure you put every piece of item where it belongs as well, that way it stays organized and every outfit has its place.
(Other Great Piles for Changing Stations/Other non clothing drawers):
- Wash Cloths / Towels (If you want to store them in drawers)
- Lotions, body washes, creams etc.
I hope this helps, I know it seems a little OCD but it really has helped me with keeping his outfits well organized and easy to find, especially when I’m in a rush. I don’t hang any of his clothing but I know for little girls some like to because of the beautiful dresses. Of course if you want to hang outfits in the closet like special dresses those are more easily visible to look through, I would just hang dresses, coats and once in a blue outfits like holiday attire or costumes. This is just to help you with organizing every day baby clothes in a drawer, cause we all know things can get lost pretty easily in a drawer!