Organizing the Basement Part Two – Baby Clutter

My first step to tackling our basement clutter was to wrangle all outgrown baby clothing and supplies. Anya grew so fast I couldn’t keep up with storing it all properly!  I gathered all bags and boxes from the basement, and any stragglers from upstairs in our office (the “on deck” location for storage items).

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The plan was to store everything by age, so I created three areas to stage all the clothing: Age/size, Gender Specific, Gender Neutral.  This will make it easy to find what I need for any future little Heffners or hand me downs.  I thought I had a good amount of gender neutral clothing, but in this moment I realized all my gender neutral colors had bows on them!  Girls don’t have to be frills all the time, why is it so hard to find gender neutral clothing?  I digress…

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I went through the pile and folded everything nicely.

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I was now ready to start storing!  Two things I used for this.  Sterlite storage containers that I purchased on sale via Amazon and baby gift bags.  Yes baby gift bags!  Remember receiving hundreds of them for your baby shower?  Instead of recycling all of them, I’ve re-purposed them.  Baby clothing is small, to keep my storage containers tidy I place clothing in the bags and then the bags in the containers.  It’s like a free drawer organizer!  I even labeled them for quick reference.

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Once the container was filled I labeled the lid, one long side, and one short side of the container. That way when it’s stored I can take a look at the label from various angles.  The label listed the age/size and I also included a label with more detailed information if it contained more than clothing.

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Repeat this process until everything is packed away, then stack and store!

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