While Henry’s nursery isn’t huge, we’re definitely making the most of the storage we’re given. He has a built-in closet with lots of room and then we ordered a 7-drawer dresser to store the rest of his items. Instead of just throwing everything into a random drawer, I wanted to be thoughtful and organized (I even bough a label maker — I know) to make the most of the drawers.
I ended up putting most of Henry’s clothes and important items in the dresser vs. the closet since it holds so much and all the items are easily fold-able. It’s not like he has a bunch of outfits that need to be hung up — 90% of baby clothes are meant to be folded.
The Best Nursery Drawer Organizer Sets
I love these mDesign fabric drawer organizer sets because they are durable, available in a variety of colors, and come in varying sizes (the smaller ones work best for socks/mittens, while the larger ones are good for swaddles or footie pajamas). I measured each drawer and wrote down the height, length, and depth and then found storage sets on Amazon that matched up closely. I know this sounds obvious to some, but you’d be surprised how many people don’t measure properly and then order organizers that are a half inch too tall and you’re screwed. The mDesign brand has the largest variety of sets so I could easily mix and match to fit my needs.
How I Organized My Nursery Dresser Drawers
- Top Left Drawer: Burp cloths and bandana bibs
- Top Middle Drawer: Socks, mittens, and hats
- Top Right Drawer: Swaddle blankets
- Middle Left Drawer: Newborn clothes, grouped by footie pajamas, long-sleeve onesies, short-sleeve onesies, and pants
- Middle Right Drawer: Sleeping gear, including Halo sleepsacks and SwaddleMe velcro swaddles , grouped by size/age
- Bottom Left Drawer: 0-3 month clothing, grouped by footie pajamas, long-sleeve onesies, short-sleeve onesies, and pants
- Bottom Right Drawer: 3-month clothing, grouped by footie pajamas, long-sleeve onesies, short-sleeve onesies, and pants
I plan on swapping out the middle and bottom drawers as he grows (so replacing NB once he grows out of it with the next size up). You’ll notice I also kept 0-3 and 3-month clothing separate — I did this on purpose so I can get a feel of how different brands “run” in sizing. Do the 0-3 months fit throughout that time or only once he hits 3 months?
The rest of his clothing (larger sizes, outfit sets, or outfits that need to be hung up to not wrinkle) are hung in the closet.
Here are the exact fabric dresser organizer sets I purchased:
mDesign Soft Fabric Dresser Drawer Organizer Set – 4 Pieces, 10 Compartments, Set of 2 | mDesign Soft Fabric Dresser Drawer Organizer Set – Large Set of 5 Organizers | mDesign Soft Fabric Dresser Drawer Organizer Set – 2 Pieces, 5 Compartments
Burp cloths and bandana bibs
Socks, mittens, and hats
Newborn clothes – footie pajamas, long-sleeve onesies, short-sleeve onesies, and pants
Sleepsacks and velcro swaddles for sleeping
Size 0-3 clothes – footie pajamas, long-sleeve onesies, short-sleeve onesies, and pants
Size 3 clothes – footie pajamas, long-sleeve onesies, short-sleeve onesies, and pants
Diaper Caddy Organization
I got this Conthfut Baby Diaper Caddy Organizer from Amazon and so far I’m happy with the purchase. It fits everything I need, stands up sturdy, and matches the room. I can easily fit 20-30 diapers, 2-3 packs of wipes, and then 2-4 tubes/containers of diaper rash cream. I store backup diapers and wipes in the closet (instead of the drawers) and will just replace as needed. The handles make it easy to take from room to room if needed.