Organizing Baby Clothes
By Rachel Paxton
When I first found
out we were expecting twins, I had no idea how we were going to able to
afford enough clothes for both of them! Two baby showers later, I had more
baby clothes than I knew what to do with, and I was struggling with trying
to find somewhere to organize everything.
I received as gifts many different sizes of baby clothes, from newborn all the
way to toddler. Friends and family members who found out we were expecting
also gave us many nice hand-me-downs. I quickly realized I wasn't going to have
to buy any clothes for our boys for quite some time! After looking over
all the clothing, I decided it would be easiest to organize the clothes by
I first washed everything and sorted all the clothing by sizes. I then went to
Walmart and bought some very inexpensive large plastic storage containers to
store larger sizes.
The boys have two dressers in their bedroom. I filled one dresser with
newborn size clothes, and the other dresser with size 3-6 months. I then
labeled three plastic storage containers 6-9 months, 9-12 months, and 18-24
months. After sorting all the clothes I organized the storage containers
on a shelf in the bedroom closet. Now whenever I get new clothing I can go
right to the storage container with the correct size. This system has made
it very easy for me to see what I have on hand and what I still need to buy.
Rachel Paxton is a freelance writer and mom helping other moms to organize their
families and their lives. For other organizing hints visit