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Sunday, 8 January 2012

Esra's Clothes Storage...

Esra doesn't have a wardrobe as we just don't have the space.

Instead she has 2 drawers and what do I do? Fold fold fold.

Drawer 1 - The left half houses her onesies and some of her sleep suits on the left, and the right half houses her 'day' outfits.

I have used baskets to help organise her onesies so they don't topple down as I remove them one by one.

Drawer 2: Her hairbands are in a box on the left along with her cardigans, sweaters and some more pajamas. Her socks, tights, shoes, woolly hats, gloves etc are all in separate baskets, and her bibs and burp cloths are in a box, and her sleeping bags go behind.

I have made the most of the space by folding her clothes and placing them upright. If I store her clothes in the traditional way then they all go on top of each other and I can't see what she has. I have been using this method for over a couple of months now and it is perfect!
I can't stop buying clothes for Esra, especially when I spot a bargain, so by storing her clothes this way I am able to see everything with the blink of an eye and everything gets worn before she grows out of it! If you take one piece of advice from me, do this for your little one as it will save you plenty of time in the long run.

FYI: I have stored clothes she has grown out of and clothes that are too big for her in vacuum bags organised by month eg, 6-12, 12-18 etc.

How are you storing your baby's clothes?


Roanna said...

Nice! we bought a chest of drawers from Ikea dedicated to the there's clothing (not too much, since the spring summer clothes for 3-6 months aren't out yet here!), but also toiletries, etc. in the top drawer. I suppose once the baby comes and we start to have more clothes in the house I'll find a system that works. I like the idea of having everything in view and not hidden underneath each other.

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Jessi said...

Love the organized dresser, those dividers are so helpful. Miss A has a quarter of my closet, her own dresser and boxes with future clothes. The only problem I found is I forget to check the box regularly and many items get unworn and outgrown :(

Jay said...

I think this is a great idea! As the shopping crazed mother of a 6 month old baby boy I need all the space I can get! Will definitely be trying this technique with my lil man's clothes!