Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Nessie Nester

the final countdown is upon us and i am so overwhelmed/excited/anxious/freaked out/overjoyed!

there's so much to do and i'm pretty much the queen of my own country now. it's called procrasti nation. ever been there? okay, okay, i'm not really procrastinating, but i'm not nearly finished with my to-do list.

most soon-to-be moms are in full blown nesting mode at this point, but i don't really have that biological drive. i do, however, have lots of people giving me lots of great advice that really motivates me to get it all done.


i've been working on the nursery and other baby things little by little and have accrued quite the wardrobe for our little guy. we've hit re-sales, clearance racks and black friday sales to save on an assortment of photo-ready outfits (as he will be photographed almost every instant of every day. that's what you get when you have a photographer mommy!). bargain shopping at its finest, really.

one of the best tips i've gotten so far is from my very own sister (E's mom - let's call her minerva. ha ha! inside joke). she told me about how she organized all of the baby clothes when he was born and it's worked so well, i thought i should pass it on to all of you.

baby clothes tend to come in sizes/age ranges like newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months and so on. it adds up quickly and is way too much to hang in the closet all at once, not to mention how confusing it would be to have such an assortment of sizes mixed in together.

so, here's how to get it all organized in 3 easy steps:

  1. gather/buy several transparent plastic containers. color is fine, but you'll want something you can see through, so that as you're adding to the wardrobe, you can see at first glance which sizes/age ranges you need more of.
  2. label each container according to the size/age range it contains. i just typed them up and printed them on regular paper then taped them on the inside at either end of each container. 
  3. hang up the age range needed and store the rest in the containers. i keep my containers on the top shelf of the closet and plan to simply rotate. as he outgrows each size, i'll swap it out with the next size up and relabel the container.
that's it! easy-peasy! here's what my containers look like:


so fabulous! i just can't wait to dress him up in all of these adorable outfits!!! (if you would like this font or one like it, just let me know and i'll send it your way.)

13 comments:

Sarah said...

Great idea! HOLY COW. Your baby is going to be here so SOON! AHH! So exciting. :) :) I've also seen cute little "size" dividers on Etsy. But that's more if you have a super huge closet to fit everything at once. For my cousin's shower I ordered her jungle themed ones as that was the nursery them. No clue if she's actually using them though :)

Josey said...

Okay, I'm not believing your "i don't have the biological nesting instinct" b.s. b/c you are WAY ahead of me on the nesting and organization and I'm expecting my little one a couple of weeks before you. EEEEK!

Just Us & A Miracle Baby too! said...

Good idea on the clothing!! I just have no room for anything else in the closet like storage bins but I am totally going to remember this!

SLESE1014 said...

I'm with Josey....for someone who claims not to have the biological drive, you're certainly outdoing some of us who "should" have that drive.

I purchased/acquired clothes up through 6 months. After that, my kid will be naked. I have all the clothes hanging in the closet and my kid will have to wear dirty clothes if I run out. I do plan on storing said clothes when Buckie outgrows them, but I'm going with Space Bags simply because I don't have nearly the wardrobe you have :)

I have to say I'm thoroughly impressed....just keep telling yourself you're not really nesting....you're way ahead of me :)

Bridget said...

I'm totally stealing this idea from you! p.s. I gave you an award today

Baby Hopes said...

This is such a great idea!!! I love it!!!

Kayla and Josh said...

Such a good idea! I love the font you chose! He is going to be so fashionable he won't even know how it hit him! P.s. i love the queen of your own country joke. haha!

NewYearMum2.blogspot.com said...

What a great idea :)) Looks like your little man has quite the wardrobe of clothes already... he'll be the best-dressed little guy :)) xoxo

Courtney said...

This is such a great idea and it makes it easy to store items once they've outgrown them!

Courtney said...

This is such a great idea and it makes it easy to store items once they've outgrown them!

Rebecca said...

What an awesome idea!! I will definitely have to steal it.

Miss Mac said...

I just thought we had a closet full of clothes, wow, your little guy is set in the fashion department:] Love the organizing idea!

Heather said...

Wow you are organised, girl!

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