When I was pregnant with Hadley, Michael and I were living in this cute little MIL apartment over his parents’ garage. It was only a one bedroom, though, so of course space was a bit limited. Especially with all the baby gear. I mean, when you consider the fact that this place was the same size as your average two-car garage, you’d be surprised at just how much stuff I packed into it!
The key? Organization. I know, duh, right? But if you’ve ever had a newborn, then you know that between the constant spit up, blowout diapers, and recurring growth spurts, they go through a ton of clothing. Because of this, I had to figure out an effective storage solution for all of her clothes that would work in our tiny space! I decided to use the hall coat closet, because I figured hanging everything would save the most space.
Because the majority of Hadley’s clothes were actually outfits that included matching bottoms, I had to find a way to hang the items together so they’d be easy to just take right off the hanger and put on. That’s when I came up with a brilliant solution: using binder clips!
It doesn’t get any easier than this, folks! Simply clip the pants to the hanger, then hang the top over the top of them, and voila!
The reason why binder clips work so well is that they fold down flat, so they don’t get in the way or bulge out.
Ta-da! Soooooo easy, right? Another thing about using these clips is that the pants can be ripped right off the hanger if you’re in a hurry! Also, no more digging through piles and piles of clothes trying to find the matching pants!
Great for all those diaper covers that always seem to get lost, too!
So, if you’re looking for a great way to organize all your baby’s (or toddler’s) clothes, go out and buy some binder clips and give this a try! Oh, and I totally forgot about the best part: it’s so incredibly cheap! You can get a box pack of them pretty much anywhere for under $5.
Also, stay tuned for the girls’ big bedroom reveal, coming super soon!
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