Organizing baby clothes can seem overwhelming, but once you have a system in place it’s easy to maintain. This is true even if you don’t have a nursery closet. We’ll dive into how to organize baby clothes without a closet in this guide.
How to Organize Baby Clothes without a Closet
If you don’t have a closet for baby clothes, you’ll need to be creative with the space you do have and use it efficiently. Here are my top tips for moms organizing a nursery without a closet.
Utilize the nursery dresser efficiently
Your nursery dresser will become even more important if you don’t have a nursery closet. You’ll want to maximize the space in each drawer as much as possible.
You can maximize space in each nursery dresser by doing three things:
1. Having a set place for every type of item
Decide ahead of time which items will be going into each drawer and then break those items up into smaller group of like items.
For example, your top drawer may have onesies, socks and burp cloths. You’ll want to create three separate spaces in the top drawer for these items.
2. File folding or rolling clothes
To get the most use out each dresser drawer, you’ll want to fold baby’s clothes efficiently. I’ve found that either file folding or rolling clothes is the best way to do this.
Folding baby clothes this way allows you to fit more items into each drawer, see everything you have at a birdseye view, and maintain an organized dresser.
3. Using drawer dividers
Using drawer dividers is the final and most important step in this process.
Drawer dividers will allow you to group like items together in each drawer, fit more items in the drawer and maintain organizing.
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Find Unused Space in the Nursery
You may find that you need a bit more storage space, even after maximizing each dresser drawer.
Luckily, there is a ton of unused space to be found in any nursery!
Under the Crib
One place I love to store baby clothes is under the crib, using bins or baskets to sort like items together.
You can push each bin back far enough to hide them from view or even use a crib skirt to cover the entire space.
I use this space to store clothes that may be too big for baby, clothes baby has grown out of, baby blankets, swaddles and more.
Related: The Best Under Crib Storage Ideas to Maximize Space
Use the Back of Nursery Door
Using vertical space to store items is one of my favorite nursery organization hacks.
I love using over-the-door racks or plastic shoe organizers, because this is usually a huge unused space. You can really store a ton of stuff on them too.
Think outside the box with items you do want to hang
There are certain items that you may prefer to hang, like nice outfits, jackets, sweaters and things of that nature.
There are a few ways to think outside of the box and create hanging space in the nursery, even if you don’t have a closet.
Create your own closet
You can create your own closet in the corner of a nursery by hanging a rod to the wall. I’ve seen this done and it can look beautiful.
Use a Wardrobe
You can use a wardrobe as a dresser instead of a closet. The top portion of a wardrobe typically has space where you can hang clothes and the bottom portion holds drawers.
Create Extra Space in a Different Closet
Depending on how much you want to hang, you can also create extra room in a closet in a different room for baby’s items.
You can create space in the master bedroom closet, a siblings closet, even a linen closet!