How To Organize Baby Clothes? Step-by-Step Guide!

Are you a mother-to-be or already a mom and wondering how to organize baby clothes when you see all the laundry piles and messy closets? Baby clothes are tiny but take up a lot of room. Parents know babies need lots of stuff!

As your baby gets older, they'll have more clothes, whether you bought them or received them as gifts. Luckily, there are some simple steps to help keep your baby clothes organized - for today or later when they grow .

After reading this blog, you will breathe easier because we will answer your ever daunting question: How to organize baby's clothes?

How to organize a baby's clothes?

Are you wondering how to organize your baby's clothing and closet? Here's a simple guide to help you sort, store and organize all their clothing in a way that works for you.

Step 1: Sort clothes by size

In the first step, separate the clothes into the suggested size or age and put them in piles. We understand that babies grow quickly and outgrow clothes. With grouping by the same size, you will always have the right clothes at hand. Group together those for 0 to 3 months, 3 to 6 months, etc. 

While sorting, you may notice that a piece of clothing may appear slightly larger or smaller than other garments in the same range. Instead, combine them with the next size up or down.

Once your baby's clothes are sorted by size, you'll notice that your baby won't wear them all right away. We suggest that you pack and store older clothing for the future numbers that your child will not be wearing in the immediate future. This will surely provide more space and you will have peace of mind knowing exactly what to grab when the time comes.

Step 2: Divide the clothes into categories

Once you've sorted your clothes by size, organize them into categories. This means separating them into baby rompers, baby pajamas, baby dresses, baby pants, etc. This will make it easier to store them and access what you need when you need it. Of course, take the seasons into account when sorting.. Combine summer clothes, as well as warmer ones for colder days.

Step 3: Fold or hang the baby's clothes

Use drawers. Designate each drawer for a specific type of clothing and organize it according to clothing size. You can also divide it - for example, one half of the drawer can be used for overalls and the other for trousers.

Baby's clothes are small, which means that the folding techniques you use on your clothes sometimes won't work. Rolling your little one's clothes is very popular. Such a technique not only saves space but unlike folding clothes, it ensures that you can see everything that is in the drawer. So you can easily find the items you are looking for. And no, the clothes won't get wrinkled either!

The clothes that wrinkle easily or that are larger in size areare suggested to be hung in the closet. Group similar clothes together from smallest to largest. Another option is to group clothes by size. Since children's clothes are short, you can add another rod below for greater efficiency in the closet.

Here is a little tip on how to organize baby's clothes even better in a closet or drawer. Prioritize sorting clothes from top to bottom, so that the most frequently used pieces of clothing are at the top, and the least used are at the bottom.

An open drawer showcasing neatly organized baby clothes and accessories..

Step 4: Place small pieces of baby's accessories in baskets

Place a drawer organizer with many small parts in one of the drawers and arrange them according to the categories of small baby accessories (e.g. store socks in one, hats in another, and so on). In this way, you will easily have an overview of your little one's small pieces. 

If you don't have extra drawers, you can also fill the closet with baskets for socks and accessories. Plastic bins will allow you to see what's inside, but there are plenty of other stylish storage containers to match your nursery.

Step 5: Don't forget on diapers

Sometimes, when parents start organizing their baby's clothes, they forget to leave the place for almost the most important thing - diapers. Make sure you rank diapers the highest. This means keeping them in the top drawer or as accessible as possible, as you will be reaching for fresh diapers often.

A wicker basket filled with rolled-up baby diapers and wipes.

Step 6: How to organize baby's clothes such as children's shoes? 

You can turn a door or a part of a wall into additional storage for shoes (or other small baby items) with a shoe organizer. A shoe organizer is a great way to store it while taking up minimal space. Place frequently worn shoes where you can easily reach them, and sore occasional shoes higher or lower.

How to organize baby clothes that are too small?

A practical addition to a baby's closet is a basket for outgrown clothes. You will be able to put away clothes there that no longer fit your baby. When you're ready, you can give them to a friend, give them away, or save them for new babies.

How to organize baby clothes that are too big?

On the other hand, we have all the oversized clothes that you may have gotten as a baby gift or pre-purchased for your newborn because the baby clothes were on sale or you just thought they were cute. 

To keep them organized, you can get a handful of containers, baskets, boxes, and labels. Depending on the size, put them into it and write on labels, e.g. Size 6-9. All these containers, baskets, or boxes are best kept in the children's closet. If you want to save more space, use vacuum storage bags.

You can put them somewhere near the closet or in a place where you will remember them more easily in the future when your baby is just big enough to dress them in. 

How to organize newborn clothes you no longer use?

Simply, donate them! When you finally organize your baby's clothes, you will find that there are a lot of them that your baby will no longer wear. There are quite a few options to make other parents and their little ones happy and save space in the baby's room. 

Here are some ideas:

  • pass them on to friends or family,
  • donate them to a local charity,
  • save them for future use (if you intend to have another baby).

Two piles of folded clothing on a rustic wooden surface, each with a sticky note attached.


It may seem like a very huge task organizing your baby's clothes, but following the tips, it is going to be easy. The key is to adapt these steps to your personal needs and the space available. Regularly revisiting organization strategy ensures that as your baby grows, your system evolves with them. Remember, by spending a little bit of time now, you will save many hours in the future!