17 Stylish Ways to Organize Baby Clothes

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    Stay On Top of Baby’s Wardrobe with These Simple Tips

    They may be tiny, but baby clothes can be a lot of trouble! With so may little things to keep track of, it’s easy to misplace what you need when you need it. And staying on top of what fits and what doesn’t can be a nightmare, especially in those early months when baby seems to outgrow everything between loads of laundry.

    Drowning in a sea of miniature socks and outgrown onesies? Time to get organized!

    Whether tried and true or new and life changing, these clever hacks and parent-approved tips for...MORE organizing baby clothes will put you and your little one on the right track, saving you time, money, and a smidgen of sanity along the way. No more missing shoes. No more one-handed dresser diving and tear-filled trying on sessions. No more chaos!

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    Double Rail

    Organize baby clothes with the perfect closet space
    Photo: Decorpad

    Need more room for your tiny fashionista’s growing wardrobe? Installing a second rail in your little one’s closet is an easy and practical way to double your hanging space.

    A second rail also allows room for built-in vertical storage space, as demonstrated in this well-appointed closet featured on Decorpad, which leaves plenty of space to store diapers, toys, and extra receiving blankets.  

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    Closet Dividers

    Overwhelmed with new baby clothes and hand-me-downs from friends and well-wishers? Divide and conquer! Sort those tiny treasures by size and type, and keep everything separate with some hanging size-tags, like these adorable (and completely free) printables from Lady and Laura Kate.

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    Clever Clip-Up

    Instead of spending money of expensive clip hangers for your kiddo’s closet, hit the dollar store for a pack on clothespins, and keep those adorable two-piece outfits together with this clever closet hack from Two Twenty-One.

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    Hanging Baskets

    This easy basket storage hack, dreamed up by Bethany of Reality Daydream, is pure dollar-store genius. All you need are a few plastic crates and a pack of cup hooks. It’s that simple!

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    Vertical Door Storage

    Short on storage space? Go vertical! This clever nursery-organizing tip, featured on Oh Joy, makes the most of an otherwise unused space by mounting a vertical, track-based storage system to the back of the closet door. It’s the perfect way to stash all of your baby’s adorable socks, tights, hair bows, and diaper covers while keeping everything up front and on hand. 

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    Shoe Organizer Storage Hack

    Organizing on a budget? If you can’t afford a dedicated storage system for the back of your kiddo’s closet door, a $10 shoe organizer will work just as well. Just ask Meagan of Our Handcrafted Life, who put this classic closet tool to good use storing everything from shoes to rolled-up onesies. 

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    IKEA Closet Hack

    If you are looking for a cheap and easy way to update your little one’s closet, look no farther than your local IKEA.

    This cute polka-dotted closet space, featured on Project Nursery, uses IKEA’s classic KALLAX shelf unit as a basis for a simple double-railed closet system. Don’t have a dedicated closet space? Create one by mounting two rails between this elegant shelving unit and the wall.

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    Baby Shoe Rail

    Tired of chasing down all those teeny tiny baby shoes? Hang your troubles up with this clever and creative shoe-organizing hack featured on Project Nursery. Simply mount an inexpensive suspension rod in your closet and use curtain rings to hang the shoes in tidy pairs. 

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    Chalkboard Dresser

    Looking for a fun way to keep the kiddos organized? Try dressing up and old chest or drawers with a fresh coat of chalkboard paint!

    With it’s cute lettering and neatly labeled drawers, this one-of-a-kind piece, featured on Apartment Therapy, is as practical as it is pretty.

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    DIY Drawer Dividers

    Why spend money on pricy drawer dividers when you can DIY your own for a fraction of the cost?

    These simple dividers, devised by mother-of-two and on-the-move military spouse Meagan of The Homes I Have Made, take just minutes to make using spare cardboard and some pretty contact paper.

    Want something sturdier? Try this foam core board upgrade

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    Space-Saving Rollaway Trolley

    Rolling trolley cart for organizing baby clothes
    Photo: Glitter Guide

    This beautiful blue IKEA trolley cart, featured on Glitter Guide, makes for a perfect, portable dressing station, providing a great alternative to a bulky dresser. Just set this space-saving beauty next to your changing table, and you’ll have everything you need to dress baby right at your fingertips.

    Sharing your space with baby for the first few months? Wheel this rolling wardrobe/diaper caddy into your bedroom, and save yourself a hike to the nursery every time you need to change a diaper or...MORE grab a clean onesie. Genius!

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    Wire-Basket Wall Storage

    Wall-mounted wire baskets for organizing baby clothes
    Photo: < a href="http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com/2015/01/cloth-diaper-storage-and-q-bloguary-day.html">Hanging with the Huie's

    Wall-mounted baskets make excellent storage for diapers, onesies and other changing table essentials.

    These vintage wire hampers add the perfect touch of industrial-chic to this charming boy’s room featured on Hanging with the Huie’s.

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    Get the Hook-Up

    Hook-up diaper caddy storage
    Photo: My Pink Life

    Looking for an unconventional way to maximize your storage? For a little piece of hardware, a hook can hold a whole lot.

    This set of soft-knit baskets, suspended over a changing table by a pair of handy hooks, keeps diapers and accessories right where mama-blogger Aimee of My Pink Life needs them the most. Need even more room? Try hooking up a row of canvas bags for storing toys, blankets and other nursery essentials. 

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    DIY Fabric-Covered Storage Box

    Can’t afford to buy those adorable (and outrageously priced) fabric-covered storage bins? Keep you money and make your own!

    These polka-dotted beauties, featured on I Heart Organizing, started life as a pair of run-of-the-mill cardboard boxes. A few scarps of fabric and a little hot glue and boom! Chic new clothing storage bins.

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    Hair Bow Hang-Up

    A thrift-store frame and some chicken wire is all it takes to recreate this shabby-chic hair bow and accessory organizer, designed by Amanda of Amanda Medlin. Simply remove the backing, cut the chicken wire to fit, and staple it directly to the back of the frame.

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    Sock Keeper

    A couple of dollar store laundry bags can save you a fortune in donations to your resident sock monster. Just ask tipster Chelsea of Two Twenty One, who clips these lightweight mesh bags directly to her hamper to keep small items, like socks and bibs, separate.

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    Cast-Off Bin

    When planning your closet, be sure to leave space for a dedicated cast-off bin. Having an accessible, pre-assigned place for outgrown items will prevent them from creeping back into baby's closet, saving you the hassle of an extra trying-on session.

    Need help storing and organizing your baby’s outgrown clothes? Check out this easy, five-step system.