An Easy Way to Store Clothes for Your Next Baby

Easy organizing idea for storing clothes for your next baby

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An Easy and Budget Friendly way to Store Clothes for Your Next Baby

Kids’ clothes can get out of control so fast.  Organizing and storing clothes for the next baby can also get expensive.  I like to keep things as simple as possible and get it done as “budget friendly” as I can.  I buy most of my supplies for storing clothes at a dollar store or on sale somewhere.

As my kids grow out of clothes, I put the clothes into empty bins.  Each of our kids has a bin in their room or closet.  I make sure these clothes are washed before placing them into the bins so it’s one less thing to worry about.  Once most of the bin is full, I like to pull all of the same size clothes out of the closet and drawers and then replace these clothes with the next size up.

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Tips for success:

  • Follow the steps for storing clothes while the kids are asleep or occupied.
  • Have different sized storage bags.
  • Make sure you have all your supplies before you start.
  • Set aside at least 45 min.s to GET IT DONE!

Things you will need

Steps for storing clothes

 

1. Sort

 

Sort the clothes into categories or piles of like items.  I group the clothes just like they were in a dresser.

Sort clothes for storage
The piles I usually have are:
  • Pants/shorts 
  • Dresses
  • Shirts
  • PJs
  • Jackets
  • Outfits
 

2. Purge

 

Now it is time to purge each pile of clothes. Get rid of anything your child has never worn, items that are damaged, and/or you just don’t like.

 

3. Label

 

Label your piles using the BACK of a sticky note.  You will be writing on the sticky side of the sticky note.  Be sure to put the size and category of the items.

Pants and Shorts (fit into an L storage bag)
Pants and shorts in L bag
PJs (fit into an XXL storage bag) & Shirts (fit into an XL storage bag)
PJs and shirts
Jackets (fit into an XL storage bag)
Jackets
Dresses (fit into an XL storage bag) & Outfits (would have fit in an L, but was put in an XL)
Dresses and Outfits
 

4. Bag

 
Now it is time to bag the clothes.  Don’t forget to put your sticky note inside the bag once you have finished placing the clothes into the bag.   
 

5. Squish

Clothes in bags ready for storage

Be sure to squeeze as much of the air out as you can.  I like to close the bags almost all of the way and lay on top of them to get as much air out as I can.  It looks and feels silly, but it works well!

 

6. Fill

 
Put all your filled bags into a large bin.
 

7. Label…again

Label Box on short side label box on long side

Create 2 labels for the sides of the bin with the size of clothes.  One label will go on a short side of the bin and one label will go on a long side of the bin.  This will make it easier to have a label visible when storing clothes.  Place the labels on the inside of the bins.  I do not recommend using sticky labels on the bins so you can reuse the bin for a different size in the future.

 

8. Congratulations!

 

You did it!  When you have your next baby, the clothes will be sorted and you can quickly put the clothes into the dresser or closet by category.  Although this takes a bit longer than putting all the same size clothes into a bin, it helps save me time in the future since they are already sorted.  I have been using and loving this method for 3 years now and I think it works great.  Because my supplies were bought at the Dollar Tree or on sale at Target, I was able to keep my costs down.  In this case, I spent about $15 to organize and store all of the clothes!

Simple way to organize and store clothes for your next bundle of joy. Save yourself time later! #foryourfutureself #GETITDONE #organize

Do you have any advice on storing baby/kid clothes?  I would love to hear it.  Leave a comment below.

 

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