Babies go through a lot of clothing every single day, and parents will attest that it's important to organize the nursery closet to keep those many outfits and shoes easily accessible. These clever hacks and parent-approved tips for organizing baby clothes in the nursery dresser and closet will put you and your little one on the right track, saving you time, money, and a smidgen of sanity along the way.
So go ahead and usher in order and organization to simplify your life with these 17 simple solutions.
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Add Another Closet Rail
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, you can 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 room to store diapers, toys, and extra receiving blankets.Continue to 2 of 17 below.
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Get Closet Dividers
It can be overwhelming to get a lot of new baby clothes and hand-me-downs from friends and well-wishers. Sort those tiny treasures by size, type, and season, and keep everything separate with some hanging size-tags.Continue to 3 of 17 below.
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Use Clever Clips
Instead of spending money on expensive clip hangers for your kiddo’s closet, hit the dollar store for a pack of clothespins. Keep those adorable two-piece outfits together by clipping the pants or skirts to the bottom part of the hanger.Continue to 4 of 17 below.
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Think Door Storage
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 and add a combination of baskets and shelving. 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.Continue to 6 of 17 below.
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Hack a Shoe Organizer
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. This idea by Meagan of Our Handcrafted Life stores everything from shoes to rolled-up onesies with this classic closet tool.Continue to 7 of 17 below.
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Look at IKEA for Ideas
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 a nifty Ikea hack by mounting two rails between this elegant shelving unit and the wall.Continue to 8 of 17 below.
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Design a Chalkboard Dresser
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.Continue to 10 of 17 below.
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Do-It-Yourself Drawer Dividers
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—or use foam core board if you need something sturdier.Continue to 11 of 17 below.
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Save Space With a Trolley on Wheels
This beautiful blue IKEA trolley cart, featured on Glitter Guide, makes for a perfect, portable dressing station and provides 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.
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Get the Hook-Up
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. For even more room, try hooking up a row of canvas bags for storing toys, blankets, and other nursery essentials.Continue to 14 of 17 below.
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Make Your Own Fabric-Covered Storage Box
If you cannot afford 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.Continue to 15 of 17 below.
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Have a 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. 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.