This post is for you! It's safe to say that my 18 month old son G, has more designer labels than I do and a collection of organic french cotton kaftans that would be envied by stylistas everywhere! Needless to say his wardrobe is overflowing (like mother, like son). So you can imagine just how important it is for me to have his gorgeous threads sorted and stored in a way that is easy for me to have him dressed and out the door in a matter of minutes!
Now unless your child is Suri Cruise, he/she doesn't require a walk-in wardrobe with a chandelier and working fireplace. I keep all of G's clothes, shoes and accessories in a chest of drawers. And to keep it all sorted, I picked up some drawer organisers from IKEA for $14.95 per pack. I then stored by type - socks, singlets, tees, polo's, shirts and hoodies (as pictured below). A great way to save space is to keep your child's clothes seasonal. If you're done with your child's skirts/shorts from last summer - pack them away, as it's definitely trackie/tights season.
It's also important to keep the popular items close at hand. I'm constantly changing G's clothes to ensure that he is fresh and clean - especially his tops. Therefore, I keep his everyday tees and hoodies easily accessible to me, so I am prepared for whenever he's made a mess (every 5 minutes).
Now all you have to do is be diligent, fold everything neatly and remember to refresh the space weekly/fornightly. And if your child is old enough - get them to help too for a fun bonding exercise.
Now go make yourself a cocktail and lie down - you earned it!
1. Work with the space you have.
2. Sort clothing by type and style.
3. Store away summer clothes during winter, and vice versa.
4. Keep the popular items easily accessible.
5. Fold clothes neatly and refresh weekly/fortnightly.