Storing Children's Hand Me Downs & More

Good Morning!!  Hope you all had a fabulous Memorial day!

Last week I showed you the storage closet that I organized and told you that I would share more about what I store inside the bins. Today I'm showing you a peek inside.

One of the bins holds home décor, two house Halloween costumes, but most of the bins consist of clothing.  Some are filled with my winter clothes and  maternity clothes, but the majority of the bins hold my boys’ hand me down clothing, shoes, winter gear, sports gear and such. 

While re-organizing this closet the other week, I went through each of the bins and got rid of  some of the items inside.  Those items went into the garage sale. More on the garage sale coming soon.

I had the bins semi-organized and sort of labeled before, but decided that it was time to put large, easy to read labels on them.  I recently received an email asking if I offered large editable labels for bins so…
…these ones are now available RIGHT HERE in my shop.  The great thing about these labels is that you can type whatever wording you want.
Not only does the newborn bin have newborn clothing, but I also store bottles, blankets, baby towels and anything else that I would be using for a newborn baby that fits inside.
I didn’t photograph every single bin, but as far as the boys’ hand me down clothing, I have separate bins for the following:
  • Newborn 0-6 months
  • Boys 6-12 months
  • Boys 12-24 months
  • Boys 2 & 3 years
  • Boys 4 & 5 years
  • Boys 6 year
  • Boys 7 year
  • Boys 8 year
  • Boys 10-12 year
  • Boys shoes
  • Sports gear
Once my boys outgrow the size that they’re in,  I simply go to this closet and switch out the clothing in their drawers/closets, replacing them with the new sizes and adding the clothes that are too small for them to the proper bin.
Super easy!  I’ve had this system for 12 years now and it works just great.
I have a separate bin for boys hand-me down shoes too. 
Inside the big bin, I’ve organized the shoes by size in small Dollar Tree shoe bins.
The way that I’ve stacked the shoes, the lids don’t fit, but since these are inside another bin, I’m okay with that.  I just store the lids inside, in case I decide to use the clear shoe bins for something else someday.

I have a separate bin for winter hats & gloves and…
… winter jackets and ski pants for the little guys.
and a few different bins for some of my clothing.
and ...
Inside this closet I also have 2 large bins of Halloween costumes too.
and that’s what I store inside this closet and how I store my children’s hand me down clothing.
To label the bins in this closet, I used these editable labels that are now available in my shop.  You can use them for whatever you want, for personal use only.

Wishing you all a delightful and productive week!  May you be a little inspired!

Until next time,

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