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Baby clothes are so small in size, you can hardly imagine that they’ll take up so much closet space. While the space crunch may not bother you in the initial months, as your baby grows, you’ll have a truckload of clothes to deal with.
Clutter can cause stress and if you don’t want to add more of it to your life, you had better get started with organizing your little one’s wardrobe. If you have no idea where and how to begin, you’ve come to the right place.
Read on for some easy tips on getting your baby’s wardrobe in order.
Do Away with Outgrown Items
Get all your baby’s clothes out of the closet and dump them on your bed. The thought of having to put it all back in will be overwhelming, but getting everything out is the best way to eliminate clutter. You certainly don’t want to miss items lying beneath the huge pile of baby clothes!
Once everything is spread out in front of you, go through it all carefully. Clothes that are too stained or worn out needn’t make it back into the closet- use them as rags or throw them away. Keep aside all items that your baby has outgrown and donate them later on.
You’ll also have a lot of items that are too big for your baby. Store them separately so that you have enough space to keep the right-sized stuff well-organized.
Avoid Clothes Overload
Baby clothes are very cute and you’ll certainly have a hard time restraining yourself from buying everything you like for your little one. However, it’ll be worth the struggle or you’ll most likely end up with a jam-packed wardrobe!
Do keep these pointers in mind to avoid clothes overload:
- Check your baby’s closet before heading out to shop for new clothes. You don’t want to purchase something only to get back home and realize that your baby already owns a similar item.
- Try to eliminate one old item from your baby’s closet every time you buy a new one. Following this practice will help you manage your child’s wardrobe efficiently. You don’t have to do away with items that fit well and have a lot of wear in them; just eliminate items that are no longer worn.
- Avoid buying or accepting hand-me-downs that you know will fit only for a couple of months as you probably have all that your child needs. If someone offers to buy new clothes for your baby, you can always tell them what size you’re looking for.
- Only keep baby clothes that you really love because if you don’t like something, chances are you won’t be putting it on your baby.
Organize What You Have
It might be tempting to throw all the baby clothes in drawers without even looking at them twice. But you’ll regret your decision when you’ll want a particular piece of clothing, so keep your sanity intact by organizing everything well.
You don’t need to have a huge wardrobe to keep your little munchkin’s clothes organized. If you have limited space, you only need smart storage solutions.
- Having drawers will help, but if you don’t have a lot of them in your baby’s closet, use boxes or cubbies to keep clothes separate. Fit wire racks or simply suspend a couple of under-shelf baskets for added space!
- Use plastic dividers in the closet or dresser drawers to keep clothes organized. Long shelves can be divided into individual storage spaces by using wire shelf dividers.
- Children’s hangers like the ones available on OnlyHangers can help store clothes without taking up too much space. Fit extra rods in the closet so that you can make the most of the available space.
- Fix hanging rods or hooks behind closet doors for extra storage space.
- If you’re storing bigger-sized clothes in the closet, or if you have one closet for all your kids, you might want to use hand tags to label clothes according to their size.
- Consider sorting your baby’s clothes according to type- label boxes to give you a rough idea of the contents. For example, you can separate play clothes, dress clothes, full- and short-sleeved shirts, pants and shorts, etc.
- Winter clothes are bulky so instead of storing them in the closet, pack them away for the off-season. Use wicker baskets or suitcases and make sure you place these in a cool, dry place. Do use mothballs or cedar balls to keep insects away. Most importantly, store only those winter clothes that will fit your baby once winter arrives!
Organizing your little one’s closet may seem like a lot of work, but once you get started and maintain it regularly, you’ll be glad to have gotten the chore done! With the tips given here, you know how to go about organizing your baby’s wardrobe; so get going as soon as you can!