17 Stylish Ways to Organize Baby Clothes

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

    IKEA closet with organized baby clothes
    Strawberry Swing and Other Things

    They may be tiny, but baby clothes can add up when you get so many at once and with varying sizes to boot. With so many little things to keep track of, it is easy to misplace what you need when you need it. Staying on top of what fits and what does not can be a nightmare, especially in those early months when baby seems to outgrow everything between loads of laundry.

    If you are drowning in a sea of miniature socks and outgrown onesies, it is time for you to get organized. Whether tried and true or new and life-changing, these clever hacks and parent-approved tips for 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. Say "goodbye" to missing shoes. Do away with one-handed dresser diving and tear-filled trying-on sessions. Usher in order and organization options that simplify your life.

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    Add Another Closet Rail

    Organize baby clothes with the perfect closet space
    Decorpad

    Need more room for your tiny fashionista’s growing wardrobe? If you install a second rail in your little one’s closet underneath the top one, this is an easy and practical way to double your hanging space. Baby clothes are short and do not need as much hang space as adult clothing.

    A second rail also allows room for built-in vertical storage space, which leaves plenty of space to store diapers, toys, and extra receiving blankets.  

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    Get Closet Dividers

    Nursery closet dividers for organizing baby clothes
    Lady & Laura Kate

    It can be overwhelming to get a lot of new baby clothes and hand-me-downs from friends and well-wishers? Divide and conquer. Sort those tiny treasures by size, type, and season, and keep everything separate with some hanging size-tags.

    If you have the storage space elsewhere, you might want to store clothes that your child will not need for a while in a sealed plastic bin in a garage or other storage unit. Just do not forget that you have it and where you put it.

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    Use Clever Clips

    Parenting Hack: Clothes pin clip hangers
    Two Twenty One

    Instead of spending money on expensive clip hangers for your kiddo’s closet, hit the dollar store for a pack of clothespins, and keep those adorable two-piece outfits together by clipping the pants or skirts to the bottom part of the hanger.

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    Hang Baskets

    DIY Hanging Closet Organization Baskets
    Reality Daydream

    This easy hanging basket storage hack, dreamed up by Bethany of Reality Daydream, is pure genius that you can make happen if you have access to a dollar-store nearby. All you need are a few plastic crates and a pack of cup hooks.

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    Think Door Storage

    Vertical Storage for Closet doors
    Project Nursery

    If you are short on storage space, you probably can go vertical. This clever nursery-organizing tip, featured on Oh Joy, makes the most of otherwise unused space on closet doors. You can mount a vertical, track-based storage system to the back of the closet door. This is a great way to stash all of your baby’s adorable socks, tights, hair bows, and diaper covers while still keeping everything upfront and on hand. 

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    Hack a Shoe Organizer

    Organize baby clothes with a shoe organizer
    Our Handcrafted Life

    Organizing on a budget? If you cannot afford a dedicated storage system for the back of your kiddo’s closet door, a $10 shoe organizer will work just as well. This idea by Meagan of Our Handcrafted Life stores everything from shoes to rolled-up onesies with this classic closet tool

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    Look at IKEA for Ideas

    Nursery closet IKEA hack
    Strawberry Swing and Other Things

    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 lively 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. If you do not have dedicated closet space, you can create one by mounting two rails between this elegant shelving unit and the wall.

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    Hang Baby Shoes on a Rail

    Baby Clothes Organization Hack: Hanging shoe rail
    Project Nursery

    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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    Design a Chalkboard Dresser

    Chalkboard paint dresser for nursery or kid's room
    Apartment Therapy

    Teach your kiddos how to be organized. Try dressing up an old chest of drawers with a fresh coat of chalkboard paint with visual cues on where the clothing can be found and where to put the items away. This is handy for the entire family—moms, dads, and kids. With its 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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    Do-It-Yourself Drawer Dividers

    DIY drawer dividers for organizing baby clothes
    The Homes I Have Made

    Why spend money on pricey drawer dividers when you can DIY 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. You need spare cardboard and some pretty contact paper. A foam core board upgrade can provide something even sturdier.

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    Save Space With a Trolley on Wheels

    Rolling trolley cart for organizing baby clothes
    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 will have everything you need to dress baby right at your fingertips.

    If you are sharing your bedroom space with​ ​the baby for the first few months, you can use 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 grab a clean onesie.

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    Get Industrial (and Industrious)

    Wall-mounted wire baskets for organizing baby clothes
    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
    My Pink Life

    Looking for unconventional ways 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 mom 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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    Make Your Own Fabric-Covered Storage Box

    DIY fabric-covered storage boxes
    I Heart Organizing

    If you cannot afford or fathom to buy those outrageously priced fabric-covered storage bins, keep your 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. All you need is a few scraps of fabric and a little hot glue to make these chic new clothing storage bins.

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    Hang-Up Hair Bows

    DIY hair bow organization
    Amanda Medlin

    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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    Separate Your Socks

    Nursery hamper hack
    Two Twenty One

    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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    Have a Cast-Off Bin

    Nursery Closet Organization - Cast-off bin for outgrown baby clothes
    Lures and Lace

    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. This saves you the hassle of an extra trying-on session. An easy, five-step system can help you store and organize your baby's outgrown clothes.