Baby Closet Organization Ideas
Organizing the nursery closet is one of my favorite things to do when preparing for baby. Coming up with baby closet organization ideas can be a challenge, especially if you’re working with a small nursery closet.
The key to organizing baby’s closet is to find all the nooks and crannies that aren’t being used. These often unused spaces are my hidden gems for finding a place for every item for baby.
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If you’re looking for extra space in the nursery closet, look up!
Using vertical space is one of my top baby closet organization ideas. There are 4 ways you can do this in the nursery closet.
#1. Use the inside side walls
There is a ton of unused space on the interior walls of a nursery closet. The way this mom (pictured above) used the interior wall to store and organize all of baby’s headbands is perfection.
You can recreate this baby headband storage idea by using this rail with its’ corresponding hooks.
I’ve used the interior wall of nursery closets before to store hooded bath towels, baby blankets, etc. You can truly store a ton of baby stuff here.
#2 Add a shelf or two
If you don’t want to install a complete closet system, you can still easily and inexpensively add a wire shelf or two into your baby’s closet.
You can store so much stuff by doing this, especially if you use baskets or bins to sort and organize everything.
I recommend adding one right below where the baby’s clothes hang (like pictured above), because this is usually unused space.
This is a great place to store baby shoes, swaddles and bibs rolled into baskets, stuffed animals placed in baskets, etc.
If there isn’t already a shelf above the clothing rod, I highly recommend adding one there too.
This is a great place to store seasonal items, clothes that are too small or don’t quite fit yet, and all the items you don’t need easy access to on a daily basis.
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#3 Use the back of the closet door
This is my holy grail of organization tips, regardless of which room in the house we’re tackling – but it works so well as a baby closet organization ideas!
These over-the-door organizers are a must-have! I love this one as an alternative, because it’s less expensive and more functional.
The back of the nursery door is an unused space, so adding a rack like this will allow you to store a ton of baby items like diapers, wipes, bibs, lotions, creams, hair bows, etc.
#4 Use the bottom half of the closet wisely
Because baby and kids clothes don’t hang as low as adult clothing, there is a ton of room at the bottom of the nursery closet.
There is so much opportunity here for storage! You can add floor baskets or even a bookcase or drawer unit here.
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Divide and Conquer
I’m a big believer in dividing and sorting like items when organizing.
When it comes to a nursery closet, I’m a big fan of dividing and conquering the chaos in three ways.
#1 Use Closet Dividers
Using closet dividers is such a simple way to group like-sized clothing together. It makes it easy to grab the right size you need quickly.
#2 Use Baskets or Bins
Again, use baskets or bins to sort like items together to store. Place them on the closet floor or on an added shelf. You can even hang them on hooks on the interior closet wall.
I like to store seasonal clothing, blankets, and things like that in baskets.
#3 Too Small Basket
I recommend having an entire basket dedicated to clothes that are too small. Baby’s grow out of clothing quickly, so as I put clean clothes away I throw in clothes that I know are too small in my basket.
Display Items Where You Can See Them
For the same reason we use drawer dividers and closet dividers, displaying and storing baby items where you can see them will help you throughout the day.
It makes dressing baby easier when you can see everything you have laid out. This is why I like using drawer dividers in the nursery dresser, using closet dividers in the baby closet, hats and bows on display, etc.
I recommend either placing baby shoes neatly in a dresser drawer or on a closet shelf like pictured below.
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