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Organizing baby's clothes in the nursery should be a priority. Today we are sharing the best ways to organize baby clothes in the nursery so you have a system in place.
Once you've unpacked the many baby shower gifts and the baby clothes who've been buying since you found out you were expecting-you are going to have bodysuits, onesies, sweaters, jumpers and cute dresses, well everywhere.
If you are already dreading these tiny outfits taking over the nursery, there's hope.
We'll show you what you need to do to organize baby's clothes so everything is in it's place. You'll be able to put away all of the baby's clothes into a closet or dresser while still making sure you able to get the clothes out in a hurry before diaper changes.
Here's how you can organize baby clothes in the nursery.
BABY CLOTHES ORGANIZATION
1.FIGURE OUT WHAT BABY CLOTHES TO HANG VS FOLD
It's time to sort baby's clothes and figure out what you should hang vs fold. You might want to consider hanging matching outfits, dresses, sweaters and jackets while folding onesies, jumpsuits, pants, pajamas, etc.
2.GROUP BABY CLOTHES BY CATERGORY
As you sort baby's clothes, make sure to group like clothes together. You'll have a easier time storing and locating baby clothes if they are categorized.
3.ORGANIZE BABY CLOTHES BY SIZE
Not only does it make sense to group baby clothes by category, it will be extremely helpful if you organize clothes by size as well. You are likely to have baby clothes from different sizes such as 6-9 months and 9-12 months, so sort by size as well.
4.DESIGNATE DRAWERS FOR EACH TYPE OF CLOTHING
A nursery dresser is one of the best investments you can make in the nursery as both a diaper changing station but also for clothes organization.
Keep the top drawer of the dresser for diaper essentials and use the other drawers to store baby's clothes. Try to designate each drawer for one or two types of clothing. For example one drawer could hold onesies and pants while the other drawer holds jumpsuits and pajamas.
5.USE VACuUM SEAL BAGS OR BINS FOR CLOTHES BABY CAN'T USE IMMEDIATELY
Remember the baby clothes we suggested you sort by size. Use vacuums seal bags or clear bins to store clothes baby can't immediately wear. You'll still keep them in the nursery, perhaps in the closet or under the crib but it wouldn't take up valuable space in the nursery drawers or on the closet rods.
6.USE DRAWER DIVIDERS
Organize baby's clothes in the nursery drawers using drawer dividers. It's a great way to ensure that the dresser stays organized.
7.CHOOSE TO FILE FOLD BABY'S CLOTHES
When folding the baby clothes that go in the drawers, choose to file fold them. The idea is to “file” baby's clothes, so you can easily find each item. This will allow you to also keep the drawers organized because you wouldn't have to rummage through piles of clothes to find a particular item.
8.LABEL THE DRESSER DRAWERS
Don't forget to label the nursery dresser drawers! Labeling makes it easier to get baby clothes out quickly and then keep the drawers organized with baby clothes, because everyone knows where each type of clothing goes.
9.GET HANGERS FOR BABY'S CLOTHES
Hanging clothes in a nursery closet is the easiest way to organize baby clothes. If you don't have a built in nursery closet, use a wardrobe, hang shelves, bring in a clothing rack or mount a clothes rod to hang baby's clothes in hangers.
10.USE BABY CLOSET DIVIDERS
Nursery closet dividers just might be the secret to keeping the nursery closet organized. The purpose of closet dividers is to make sure that you are able to easily find what they are looking for and also to put away laundry in the correct place.
The trick to making the most of small nursery closets is to maximize the space and add closet storage solution that are easy to use. Our favorite solution- baskets, of course!
12.ADD MORE CLOSET RAILS
Nothing will transform the nursery closet as quickly and dramatically as adding extra rails to double the hanging space. You'll be able to hang more baby clothes without much effort.
13.HANG A CLOTHES ORGANIZER
Our of our favorite ways to organize baby clothes is using a hanging clothes organizer, like this one. This is specially helpful for little ones who go to day care. Once a week, take some time to organize baby's clothes for the week and you'll save so much time in the mornings.
14.BRING IN MORE SHELVES OR A CUBE UNIT
If you are still at a loss as to how to fit all of baby's things into the nursery closet, consider adding more shelves or bringing in a cube storage unit to squeeze a little extra storage out for baby's clothes.
15.USE OVER THE DOOR STORAGE
Another brilliant way to store baby's clothes such as such socks or accessories to to install an over the door storage solution like this one.
16.USE CLEAR BINS TO STORE CLOTHES BABY HAS OUTGROWN
Your little one is quickly going to outgrow their clothes and you must have a system in place to put away those clothes. If you plan on saving the outfits for a future sibling, simply use clear bins to transfer the clothes to from the dresser and closet, freeing up much needed space. If you rather, donate the closet use a designated basket to collect those clothes until you are ready to drop them off.
17.BRING IN A CLOTHES HAMPER
Keep a clothes hamper near the changing station to collect dirty laundry.
18.ADD A UTILITY CART
If you need additional baby clothes storage space, consider adding a utility cart like this one to the nursery.
Last Updated on April 4, 2021 by Tira Attygalla