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10 Tips to Organize Baby’s Clothes

Isn’t it amazing how something so small can take up so much room in our homes? Babies bring with them loads (and loads and loads) of adorable toys and clothes, but it can be so hard to keep everything organized with their ever-changing needs.  Today I am giving you my top 10 tips to organize baby’s clothes. The Feltman Brothers Clothing Company provided me with complimentary clothing which is featured in this article. As always, all opinions are my own. 

10 Tips to Organize Baby’s Clothes

Organize Baby’s Clothes

10. Hang Everything!

This might seem crazy, but it is my biggest and most helpful tip to organize baby’s clothes. I hang everything. Even my son’s onesies! This way I can visually and neatly see everything that he owns. Exactly how many like items we have. It also helps to know when I need to do laundry because we are almost out of clean pajamas.

Organize Baby’s Clothes9. Get Size Dividers

The best way to organize the baby’s clothes in the closet is to use dividers. Before my son was even born, we had clothes up to a size 2T (and probably beyond). Seeing how much we have of every size really helps when I get the urge to shop.

Organize Baby’s Clothes

8. Arrange Closet By Style (even color)

I hang similar items together so I can visually see what we have. All the pajamas are next to each other, onesies (short sleeve white/long sleeve white/ short sleeve color/ long sleeve color), then bottoms, matching outfits and lastly sweaters. It makes it super-fast when I am looking for a specific outfit because I know just where to look. It also makes putting clothes away easier when you organize baby’s clothes from the start. 

Organize Baby’s Clothes

7. Keep Things Handy

It works best for us to keep our son’s current size and the things he wears most often in the center of the closet. Then the far left and far right sides are sizes that are too big, extra hangers, etc. The center has the best lighting and makes it the easiest to find what I need.

Organize Baby’s Clothes

6. Utilize Baskets/Bins

For us, the closet is for more than just hanging clothes. I have several bins that store things such as blankets, extra bedding, toys, and so much more. Close and handy, yet well organized and structured. Make sure your bins are visually attractive, large enough to hold what you need and not too heavy to pull down. Bins and baskets are a must if you want to organize your baby’s clothes.

5. Label Baskets/Bins

Trying to organize baby’s clothes and the closet doesn’t work if you don’t know where you put things. Keep your bins labeled. There is nothing worse than needing to pull down 5 bins to find the right one with the thing you need.

4. Leave The Tags On

As a Thrifty Nifty Mommy, I hate wasting money on anything. I try to get the most bang for my buck and hate putting away clothes that my son has outgrown that still have tags on them! Honest truth, I leave the tags on most of his clothes until I know we need them and know he will get a few wears out of them.

Organize Baby’s Clothes

Most stores, like Carter’s, are great about returning/exchanging baby clothes whether you have a receipt or not, as long as the tags are attached. If I realize we have a surplus of a certain item in a certain size, I will exchange it for something bigger before he ever wears it.   

3. Keep A Tote For Clothes That Don’t Fit

Here’s another great tip to organize baby’s clothes: keep a large, plastic tote in the bottom of the closet. When you are hanging clean laundry, throw anything that is getting too small into the tote. I actually have mine filled with half too small and half too big clothes. The clothes that are too big are way too big.  However, as I free up hangers, I add the larger sizes to the sides of the closet to keep everything in rotation. 

Organize Baby’s Clothes

2. Watch For Upcoming Sizes

I try to keep the next two sizes in the closet and check them frequently. baby clothing sizes can be crazy! Last week I had my son in 6 to 9 months long-sleeve onesies that are nearly too small, with a 3 to 6- months onesie over it that fits perfectly. And he was 5.5 months old at the time. Every week or two I look through the upcoming clothes to see if anything looks like it is close to fitting. Then I throw it in the laundry asap.

1. Don’t Have More Than You Need

I fell into the trap of thinking we needed ALL the things, including clothes. It is amazing how little time babies stay in each size. Don’t get me wrong, you do need a nice variety of clothes to accommodate different needs. However, I recommend having a few high-quality items in each size, versus having an overabundance of clothes. 

Organize Baby’s ClothesWe love our pieces from Feltman Brothers. To be honest, they are a bit of an investment, but worth every penny. Feltman Brothers clothing is machine washable and dryer friendly. The sizing seems very true to size and doesn’t shrink when washed appropriately. We can dress their pieces up for the holidays or dress it down. With an organized closet, I am always sure to find my Feltman Brothers clothing right where I need it.

Organize Baby’s ClothesWe recently got this piece for him to wear on Easter. It is cold in Minnesota, so we know he will need a warm Easter outfit. I love how versatile Feltman Brothers is and how truly timeless the pieces are.  Children grow so quickly! I know that we can hold onto this outfit and it will be stylish and in great shape for future babies down the road.

How do you organize baby clothes at your house?

gloria patterson

Wednesday 26th of April 2023

I think I am going to steal a few of these ideals for me. I try to keep organized but some times I don't. And also I lot of stuff that needs to go.


Friday 13th of March 2020

Great tips! Hanging is so faster than folding every single item!

Peggy Nunn

Wednesday 11th of March 2020

I thought about this organizational way of doing a closet. I adapted it to my closet with skirts, shirts, jackets and in colors. It helps me find my things so much quicker.

Peggy Nunn

Tuesday 3rd of March 2020

these are good ideas. You could even put a second handing bar for an extra row of clothes with your growing family.

Mia E.

Monday 2nd of March 2020

What helpful ideas. Everything looks easy to find and knowing what you have and where it is would really keep things organized.