I remember when I was pregnant with my daughter, the thought of dealing with nursery dresser organization was overwhelming for some reason.
Looking back, I didn’t even know what type of clothes my daughter should wear, so I guess it’s understandable that I was overwhelmed with the thought of organizing it all in her dresser!
Now that I have two little ones and I write about nursery organization for a living, I know some of the best nursery dresser organization tips and tricks!
Let’s dive in.
Nursery Dresser Organization: 5 Steps
1. What to fold vs hang?
The very first thing you’ll need to do is decide what type of baby clothes you want to store in the dresser vs the closet.
I recommend storing the following in the nursery dresser:
- “Every day” t-shirts
2. What goes into each drawer?
Once you know what you’ll be folding and storing in the nursery dresser, next you’ll want to decide what type of clothing goes into each drawer.
If you’re using the dresser also as a changing table, you’ll probably want to store diapers, wipes, ointments and creams in the first drawer.
The second drawer or middle drawers are perfect for onesies, pants/shorts, t-shirts and socks.
The bottom drawers are great for pajamas, swaddles and seasonal/too big clothing.
It doesn’t matter how you decide what goes into each drawer, the most important thing is that you make a decision and maintain the system you’ve created.
3. Use drawer dividers.
Using drawer dividers is my favorite nursery organization hack, because it’s just so efficient and tidy.
It’s my top nursery dresser organization tip as well.
Separate baby clothes by type and fold them into their own individual drawer divider.
Drawer dividers will help you maximize the space in each drawer and will help maintain an organized dresser.
Related: How to Organize Baby Clothes by Size
4. Fold the right way
I prefer file folding or rolling baby clothes for three reasons:
- You’re able to maintain an organized dresser
- You get a birdseye view of all of baby clothes
- You maximize the space in each drawer
5. Too Small Basket
Finally, consider having a basket of some sort next to the dresser for clothes that are too small.
Babies outgrow clothing quickly and the nursery dresser can become disorganized quickly.
Once you see that your baby is too big for a piece of clothing, simply place it in the too small basket which will eventually be transferred to long-term storage.
What are your favorite nursery dresser organization ideas?
Share them in the comments!