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#1 of 4 Old 05-16-2005, 12:16 PM - Thread Starter
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I am desperate for a good way to store the clothes my kids have outgrow/will be growing into. I am throwing away stuff in bad shape, giving away stuff I never really liked, but there is still SOOO much. Anyone have any inspired ideas?? I need to hang on to stuff for myself and my sister, so getting rid if all of it is not an option....

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A friend suggested the following for storing baby clothes you want to keep for the next baby: pack them in diaper boxes of the size your child is wearing when he/she outgrows them. So the size 1 or 2 box will have the little baby clothes, etc. This worked pretty well for us. I also have a ton of hand-me-downs for my daughter to grow into. For awhile I sorted them into bins by size (6-12 mos., 12-24 mos., 2T up). Now that she is growing more slowly and is about to move into toddler sizes, I just have 2 bins- one for larger warm-weather clothing and one for larger cool-weather clothing. Good luck
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I have most of my stuff seperated by gender/size/season. If something could be gender neutral then it goes in the gender neutral/hodge podge bin. They are in clear rubbermaids and labeled on the ends with their contents. HTH.
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I buy those big rubbermaid boxes at Target when they go on sale for $4 each. They're clear, I think "sterilite" or something?

I separate by gender and size, and in the box I try to put piles of like things together (onesies, pajamas, pants, shirts, etc.). I keep all shoes separate, all winter and outerwear items separate, and all cloth diapering stuff separate.

I stack them so that the youngest sizes are on the bottom of the pile of boxes, then I can just add a box to the top. I don't label the outside because when I take it down for the next kid, I take out the next size and put in the old size as needed until it's full and completely replaced by the outgrown size (make sense?). I stick a tag with the size so it's visible through the side of the box.

HTH! also makes for easy moving as the tops click on, and I put a sachet or a dryer sheet in to keep things fresher.

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