I have a 4 month old daughter, she’s our bundle of joy.
Our bundle of joy seems to have arrived with a bundle of stuff!
This “stuff” came covered in the color pink and was accompanied by a multitude of onesies, cute headbands, adorable socks that look like shoes, hats with ginormous bows, shoes made to melt mommy and daddy’s hearts, and pajamas with all sorts of zoo animals as footsies.
Baby’s come with a lot of stuff, and it needs to be organized.
Everything needs to be given a place. This is especially important in a one bedroom apartment.
Oh yea that’s right, I’m not working with a nursery room here so there was even more of a challenge trying to figure out where to put her clothes when I found out I was pregnant. But it was a challenge I knew I could tackle.
So how did I make space in our one bedroom apartment? I decluttered. After decluttering, I decluttered some more.
I was brutal, if I didn’t wear it or even remembered it existed, I tossed it. I did this all throughout my pregnancy.
I had a lot of my own “stuff” to sort through.
Those strappy black sandals with 4-inch heels that tortured my feet the one time I was brave enough to wear them, gone.
That yellow ruffled off the shoulder top I wore no more than two to three times max, gone.
My tight, hot pink knee-length dress that I wouldn’t dare leave the house in because it desperately needed some type of shapewear under it (and I hate wearing those things) gone.
Oh, and I also decluttered my accessories.
Purses, jewelry, socks, anything that I didn’t need or want anymore was either donated or tossed out and at the end of all that decluttering I was left with enough room to put my pookie’s clothes in. That’s my nickname for her. I couldn’t keep it simple and just shorten her name Adeline to Addy, it had to be something cute and silly. So pookie it is. My niece is pookie wookie. These kids are going to grow up wondering what was wrong with me when I came up with those nicknames. Oh well….
Now let’s get into the actual organizing part.
I managed to make some space in my closet, in a Sterilite 3 drawer storage container I’ve had for years and two drawers in our bed frame.
The clothing she uses on a daily basis are in the drawers in our bed. All her onesies, tops, bottoms, dresses, sleep sacks, and PJs are in here. The onesies are in the drawer to the left along with a few fitted sheets and some small bags I use when I don’t need to carry around a large diaper bag.
Everything else is in the drawer to the right.
One row has all her tops.
Second row has all her pants and a few dresses.
The next two rows are her pj’s, sleep sacks, and a few rompers.
I like to fold her clothing in a way that I can clearly see everything. This makes it easier on me when I’m picking out her outfits.
I follow the same method for both her tops and bottoms.
First, I fold them in half right down the middle.
Then I fold them from bottom to top about 2 times. That’s it. Hope that makes sense.
All her outerwear, sweaters, outfits that are still too big for her to wear and items that are not easy to fold (like that pink tutu off to the right) are in my closet.
They are hanging on these white hangers that I purchased off of targets websites.
They were a pack of 10 hangers for .99 cents!!
That’s even better than the dollar tree.
Last time I saw them at the dollar tree they were a pack of 6 for $1.00. Click on the link if you want to check them out. There’s a $25 minimum for free shipping but you may be able to pick them up at your local target store instead.
Her hats, socks, and hair accessories are all in the storage container with drawers.
Here’s a couple of links for similar containers to what I’m using. I couldn’t find them sold anywhere as a single container, seems like they are sold by the double. I have two of these so I guess I bought them as a set of two as well but like I said I’ve had them for years and I don’t remember where I bought them.
Sterilite 3 Drawer Cart from Amazon.
Sterilite 3 Drawer Cart from Walmart.
Her hats are in small white plastic containers from the dollar tree. I have the lighter hats separate from the thick warmer hats.
Then her socks and headbands are in larger pink containers that I had for years, probably also from the dollar store. I emptied them out from my vanity when I was decluttering.
The purple box behind the headbands are all her bibs.
As for shoes, I keep those in the gray basket behind her humidifier on the top of the storage container.
That’s it! Hope you liked it.
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