Organizing baby clothes in the nursery can be overwhelming, especially if you’re working with a small space. If you’re looking for baby clothes storage ideas for small spaces, you’ve landed on the right page!
Whether the nursery in itself is a small or if baby will be sharing a room with a sibling or in mom’s bedroom, you can still find plenty of ways to store and organize baby clothes!
Baby Clothes Storage Ideas for Small Spaces
The very first thing you need to do is decide which baby clothes to fold and which to hang.
We’ll discuss both folding and hanging baby clothes in this guide. First, let’s dive into folded baby clothes storage.
I recommend folding:
- sleep sacks
- every day shirts
1. Use Drawer Dividers
Drawer dividers are a game changer in any dresser – especially if you need to maximize space in each drawer.
Drawer dividers also help maintain organization in the nursery dresser.
2. Fold Efficiently
If you’re working with a small area to store baby clothes, learning how to fold each piece of clothing efficiently will be helpful.
This will save space and it will keep you organized – two must-do’s if you’re working in a tight space.
I highly recommend either “file folding” or rolling baby clothes into the drawer dividers.
3. Use a Nightstand with Drawers
My second baby slept in our room for the first year of his life, because we didn’t have an extra room for him.
We didn’t have room for a dresser just for him, so I used a nightstand with three drawers. This worked perfectly!
The key to my success was (again) to use drawer dividers, which helped me maximize the space I had in each drawer.
I used the top drawer for his socks, pajamas and swaddles. I stored his onesies and pants in the second drawer, and I stored his seasonal and clothes he had yet to grow into in the third drawer.
I did need to get creative with the clothes I wanted to hang, which we’ll dig into later.
Even if you aren’t sharing a room with baby, if your space is too small for a dresser, a nightstand may be the perfect option!
5. Share your own dresser
Another ideas is to clear out a drawer in your own dresser. If you want to utilize a drawer or two in your own dresser, be sure to file fold or roll baby clothes in drawer dividers to maximize space in the drawers.
6. Use Baskets
If a dresser or a substitute will not work in your small space, consider using baskets! You can use a single basket for each type of clothing so everything stays sorted and organized.
You can place the baskets on a shelf, under the crib, or on a closet floor.
I also like to use baskets or a bottom drawer to fold and store baby clothes that are too big for baby or meant for a different season.
7. Under the Bed Storage Boxes
These fit perfectly under the bed and are the perfect option for storing clothes the baby hasn’t grown into yet, seasonal clothes, clothes baby has grown out of and more.
8. Hanging Storage Unit
You can use a hanging storage unit in your closet to fit folded clothes. I would recommend using fabric drawer dividers in them, however, to be sure the clothes stay put.
You could also use a hanging storage unit to hold baby blankets and swaddles.
While you can certainly survive with just a space to store folded baby clothes, it is nice to have a place to hang certain types of baby clothes.
I recommend hanging:
- nice shirts
If you currently have a closet, there are many ways to maximize the space you have in the closet.
- Use closet dividers
- Use a back-of-door storage rack
- Add shelves
- Use baskets to divide and organize
- Use hooks on inside closet wall
- Add furniture on closet floor
However, since we’re exploring baby clothes storage ideas for small spaces, you may not even have a closet!
If this is you’re situation, no worries! There are more options.
1. Make space in master closet
The good news is that baby clothes are tiny and don’t take up a bunch of space. You can clear some room in the master closet and create hanging baby clothes storage there.
2. Use a hallway closet
You could also use a hallway closet, guest room closet, a sibling’s closet to create some extra space for baby’s hanging clothes.
3. Create hanging storage on the nursery wall
You can get your DIY on and create hanging baby storage on the nursery walls. I’ve seen this done and it can really look beautiful.
4. Use a wardrobe
Finally, you can invest in a wardrobe with a hanging rod inside. You can actually buy a wardrobe that has both drawers and an option to hang clothes, which would also save space in a small nursery!
What are you thoughts about creating baby clothes storage in small spaces?
Let’s talk about it in the comments!