These top tips for organising and storing baby clothes are brought to you by Precious April.
If there is one thing that new parents get a lot of, it is CLOTHING. Endless amounts of clothing. So how do you store it all? Hang it in the wardrobe? In drawers? In boxes when they outgrow it?
Keeping on top of the incoming clothing stocks can get out of control, so we have come up with some ways to organise and store baby clothes so they don’t start to take over your household. Here are some top tips.
Hang the current season
If you have a wardrobe, hang the best quality, seasonal items up so you have an easy, eye-level view of your baby’s best little outfits, dresses, coats, jackets and jumpers, and these items might actually get worn before they grow out of them! Hanging items will also help you avoid time-consuming tasks like ironing or steaming.
Once the season is over or they outgrow the clothing, simply put it away in storage.
Fold or roll for maximum storage
Folding your clothing into little squares or rolling are some of the current trends in storage, and they are easy to do once you know how. Learning the best way to fold and roll your clothing will help you maximise the drawer or cupboard space you have and help you find things easier.
You can find some great tips online, along with videos and tutorials showing you how it’s done. It might take a bit of getting used to, but once you have the hang of it, you will never go back!
Organise those drawers
Along with folding and rolling for maximum space, you can also use little baskets or containers in the drawers to organise according to colour, clothing type, size and group accessories.
Use a shoe organiser for accessories
Hats, mittens, socks, bibs, shoes….babies have so many accessories, but where do you store them? A shoe organiser is a great place to keep all of these things in the one spot. They typically hang on the back of the door, have heaps of compartments and the mesh material makes it easy to see what is in there. It’s genius!
Keep clothes stored properly for future use
Even if you know you are not having any more children, having well preserved clothing is great for family and friends welcoming babies. Properly storage your unused clothing makes it easier to sell or pass along to another family when you no longer need it.
Make sure clothes are clean before storage. Unwashed bits of food and other undesirable material can attract mice or rats!
Clothing should be stored in a good quality, airtight container, such as a plastic tub, to keep moisture out, along with unwanted insects. Label each box and store them in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.
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The arrival of Vanessa’s precious daughter, April, was the happy ending of a long fertility struggle, reinforcing her belief that every child is precious. Little wonder that Precious April is the children’s clothing shopping experience designed from the heart to help us celebrate every mother and all the precious children everywhere.
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