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An Easy and Budget Friendly way to Store Clothes for Your Next Baby
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.
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
Sticky notes – Also sold at the Dollar Tree
Paper – Any paper can work. No fancy labels that need to be printed.
Permanent marker – Another Item that can be bought at the Dollar Tree
Your child’s clothes that need to be stored.
Steps for storing clothes
Sort the clothes into categories or piles of like items. I group the clothes just like they were in a dresser.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Do you have any advice on storing baby/kid clothes? I would love to hear it. Leave a comment below.