Monday, May 6, 2013

Organizing clothes

My kids are beyond blessed with clothes...from hand-me-downs from friends, borrowing from cousins and grandmas who love to buy them outfits!  Keeping all these clothes organized is a not so easy task especially when my children don't have dressers.  My son has three small drawers that are attached to his crib/changing table combo but the only clothing I keep in them are pjs.  My daughters have staircase bunk beds with a few drawers on the side and we keep undies, socks and pjs in them.  But that leaves me with tons of pants, shorts, capris, etc that need a place to call home.  So I was looking for an inexpensive way to organize all the clothes that I didn't want hang in their closets.  Then one day, someone asked me if I needed a changing table for Archer.  I said no because he had one attached to his crib.  Then I had a lightbulb moment...why not repurpose that changing table as a "dresser"?  So without doing anything other than taking the changing pad off, Archer had a new, free dresser.  I loved the idea so much that I wanted to do the same thing in the girls' room.  I found a very similar changing table at a consignment store for $45.  Now all three kids have a place for their folded clothing.  What do you think?

 Here's the girls' "dresser"...bottom shelf is for pants/capris, middle is for shorts, the drawer has all their swim suits and the top has one basket for tights and one basket for dance clothes.

 Here's Archer's "dresser"...bottom shelf holds blankets, sheets and mattress protectors.  Middle shelf is diaper storage and bathing suits (which I'm going to put in the drawer).  The drawers has socks (and will have bathing suits).  And the top has both his pants (on the left) and shorts (on the right).

Have you repurposed anything lately?  I'd love for you to share!

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  1. Love your idea...they work great and look so neat and organized!!! Now, will you come and help your mom with her repurposing and organizing??? This could take awhile!!!

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