October Organization – Part 1

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Photo Credit: Aisling Clare

I LOVE fall! Like…seriously love it. To me, it signifies a new beginning, a fresh start. Basically – everything that Spring is to the rest of North America. 😉

With that in mind, October and I renew our friendship with organizing, cleaning, and above all – MINIMIZING. Seriously people. You have to much stuff! And by “you”, I mean “me” of course. Today’s October Organization loveliness is brought to you by Little A. He has way too many clothes. There’s size 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 6-12, 9-12, 12-18, 18-24, 2t, 3t, 4t, aaaaaaand the list stops there because R is in 5t hahaha. I get loads of hand-me-downs from my amazing friends and family, so there are quite alot of sizes.

Side Note:

If you have kids, you know that the size on the tag is not indicative of the size of the outfit. Depending on the brand, a 6-12 month outfit could fit your 3 month old (like Carter’s which tends to run small, but are super cute!)  or your 18 month old (like Disney , which tends to run big). I am SO NOT KIDDING. If you are expecting a new bundle of joy – plan on having no idea what size clothes your kid will need, and take every piece of hand-me-down clothing you get. Chances are…you’re kid will outgrow most of them before you get the chance to even try them on.

Ok bunny trail over…

In the beginning, I had all of the clothes in these nice big Rubbermaid storage containers.

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…like so!

I quickly realized, however, that with all of the different sizes I would need a lot more of them. Also, I would need a lot more space to store the 5 or more sizes I would house at one time in his room. I’m not a huge fan of buying more plastic containers just to store stuff in, not only because of the cost, but because it just adds more stuff. Minimize, friends!

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Most of my hand-me-downs come in diaper boxes!

Since I didn’t want to buy more containers, these diaper boxes kept stacking up, and I decided – Hey! I’ll just use these!

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Label them on all sides to easily see what’s in each box with just a glance.

 

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Since the boxes are smaller, each set of sizes fills up the box, and there is less overall space taken up in your little’s closet!

 

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Yes, even shoes! 😉

Don’t have littles? You know someone who does! Offer to steal their diaper boxes, and then cover them with wrapping paper to make your own cute closet storage! (This tutorial post ROCKS!) Tank tops, t-shirts, gym clothes, and swimsuits are my problem items. Where to put them??? They don’t really deserve their own drawer, but storing them separately is ideal! Once we get all settled in, I’m totally using these boxes for my own storage needs!

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Check back for the next post in the October Organization series! Until then… Little A and R say see you later. 🙂

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-Milk Mama Heather

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15 thoughts on “October Organization – Part 1

  1. Doesn’t it feel nice to have your stuff organized 🙂 Your two little ones look so cute. Thanks for coming to the party.
    Kathleen
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  3. Yep I box mine up, and hand it off to my sister. She still has 2 that are younger than mine are.

  4. Diaper boxes are a great idea!!! I personally love paper boxes… the kind a ream of paper comes in. The school I worked at went through sooooo much paper, and I would always snag the boxes. Don’t work there any more though, so I’ll keep your diaper box advice in mind for the future…!

    PS I totally feel the same way about fall this year! I had a long, hard, hot summer after moving to TX, and the advent of cooler weather feels like the coming of hope. To wax all kinds of poetical for a moment there… ;P

    1. Ahhhh paper boxes!!! I never thought of that! Brilliant! *hunts for paper boxes all over town* lol. Glad you are enjoying the changing of the seasons as well. 🙂 And I love all manner of poetic loveliness, so thanks for sharing! 😉

  5. I used to think big plastic containers were going to solve all my storage problems, but they just don’t . Smaller more manageable ones are much easier to use and keep me from getting too much of one type of thing too.

  6. Your follow us button for twitter (pop-up) didn’t work for me btw.

    1. Eek!! Thanks for letting me know! I’ve been messing with all sorts of settings lately, so you never know what will go wrong. 🙂

  7. What a great idea to recycle the diaper boxes like this! It’s good for the wallet and the environment. Those totes can be so expensive.

    1. Yes! Expensive! And I didn’t even think about how environmentally-friendly it is…thanks for the reminder 🙂

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  9. I mixed the boxes and some of the containers..tehy fit under the bed and we’re good hahahaha…thanks for the tips!

    1. I love the containers that fit under the bed!

  10. Great ideas and yes, I remember when my kids were young you never really knew how accurate the size on the labels were. Good to co-host with you at #OMHGWW.

  11. […] that we’ve banished all those crazy giant totes from October Organization Part 1, let’s talk about the outer rooms. Those rooms where people actually see, lol. The living and […]

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