17 Baby Clothes Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

Preparing your nursery room and looking for baby clothes storage ideas for small spaces?

That’s necessary especially if you live in a small apartment and you don’t want to buy more furniture which won’t fit in your baby’s room anyway.

In this article, I’ll show you more than a dozen ways to use and maximize your current furniture to get more space!

I’m also going to share some ideas on how to add more space to the nursery room in the most cost-efficient way possible.

I’ll also list down the items that you can fit in these storage and organization space-saving systems.

Plus, I’m also going to share a few tips on how to organize baby clothes in small spaces

Let’s start with tips on using your current furniture to get more space.

Baby Clothes Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

Use what you have by maximizing space

By The Door/ Wall:

Shoe Hanger/ Pocket Organizer with Clear Pockets

pic from The Frugal Free Gal Pinterest

This is probably the most popular and cheapest way of creating storage for a small nursery room. I see a lot of moms online raving about this system!

What’s cool about this is you can see everything PLUS you can just pack this up quickly, put it in your luggage and you’re ready to go with your baby!

You can hang it by the door, wall, inside the closet, or even the cabinet.

What can you store:

  • Baby clothes – short and long sleeve onesies, pants, socks, burp clothes, hats, swaddles
  • Grooming/accessories – nail clippers, hair bows, headbands, pacifiers and clips, hats, bibs, baby shoes
  • Diaper items – diaper creams, small wet wipes, diapers
  • Medicines – syringes, nose Frida aspirator, infant drops
  • Breastfeeding accessories – bottles, flanges, tubes
  • Small towels and sheets – receiving blankets, crib sheets, washcloth
  • Small toys

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Over the Door Hanger Hooks

You can use this to hang heavy single items and/or hang more storage organizers!

You can also hang this by the wall or inside a cabinet or closet.

What can you hang:

  • Towels and blankets, clothes, empty diaper bags, other hanging organizers like a wall hanging storage bags

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Floating Wall Mounted Shelves

It can serve as a storage and a decoration area in the nursery room.

You can choose to have one with hooks or even a rod, to hang some more items.

Just don’t put or hang too many items on it, especially heavy ones.

What can you store/ hang:

  • Books, pictures, toys, decorations, empty diaper bag, nursing cover, towels, hats, bibs

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Accordion Wall Hangers

These look super stylish and adorable in a nursery room. 

Just take care not to hang too much stuff on it.

What can you hang:

  • Towels, hats, diaper items, empty diaper bags, clothes on hangers, nursing covers, bibs, pictures, accessories

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Wall Hanging Storage Bags

This is like the shoe hanger but with a bigger space.

Just don’t store anything heavy or too big on it and it should be fine to use for your baby’s room.

You can hang these on the wall, door, inside the closet, or cabinet using command hooks or via door hanger hooks.

What can you store:

  • Similar to what you can store in a Shoe Hanger with Clear Pockets

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Inside The Closet/ Cabinet

Closet Adjustable Rods

If you prefer to hang your kid’s dresses and clothes in the cabinet or closet, get some extra space by installing an extra rod.

What can you hang:

  • Clothes on hangers (with or without clips), closet hanging shelf, empty diaper bags, nursing covers

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Closet Hanging Shelves

This is a cheap yet efficient way of getting more space in your baby’s room.

Everything is also accessible, as you don’t need to open or close any doors or slide it in and out a dresser. 

Plus it’s easy to clean and store, when not in use. 

You can hang it inside your closet, cabinet, and more.

What can you store:

  • Practically anything – baby clothes, pajamas, towels, blankets, shoes, toys, hats, diapers, and more.

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Closet Expandable Shelf and Rod

You can hang clothes and put items on the shelves at the same time with this item!

You can use this inside a closet, cabinet, large bookcase, and even narrow spaces in your baby’s room.

What can you store/ hang:

  • Baskets and bins, baby clothes, towels, blankets, wash clothes, shoes, hats, books, toys, diaper bags

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Hangers with Clips

They help hang 3 or 4 baby clothes and items.

What can you hang:

  • Onesies, bibs, hats, socks, headbands, hair accessories, mittens

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Under Shelf Baskets

This is another neat storage organizer that simply slides onto a shelf in the cabinet, closet, and open shelves, maximizing the space.

What can you store:

  • Light items like swim diapers, small towels and washcloths, small pouches, and bibs

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Shelf/ Drawer Dividers

You can make more space in your drawers and shelves by having this simple divider. 

I use one and it lets me neatly sort and organize all my kid’s clothes, wash clothes, even towels and blankets in the closet.

I can even stack clothes as high as they can go without them falling, because of these tall shelf dividers!

You can also use it in a dresser, on a closet expandable shelf and rod, floating wall mounted shelves, modular shelvings, and in a BOAXEL storage system.

What can you store:

  • Baskets and bins, baby clothes, diaper items, towels and sheets, pouches

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Under The Crib/ Bed

Space bags

If you want to store seasonal and large items such as quilts, beddings, and winter clothes, use space bags.

They can fit under the crib, inside the closet, on a wide shelf, or under your bed!

What can you store:

  • Blankets, towels, pillows, quilts, bigger and outgrown clothes, seasonal clothes

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Get more space by adding:

Baskets/ Bins/ Caddy

They come in various shapes and sizes. You can display some while some can fit inside closets, open shelves, under cribs, and tables.

What can you store: 

  • Books, toys, blankets, towels, diapers, breastfeeding pump and accessories, seasonal clothes

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Baskets

Bins

Caddy

Stackable Plastic Containers/ Drawers

They’re very flexible, comes in various sizes and can fit all sorts of items.

Some can be big enough to fit large beddings and quilts.

Others are small enough to fit inside the closet, while some can even fit under the crib or the bed or nursery glider!

What can you store:

  • Baskets and bins, baby clothes, accessories, blankets, towels, toys, books, diaper items, medications, breastfeeding pump and accessories, pillows, quilts, bigger and outgrown clothes, seasonal clothes, diaper bags

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Modular Shelving

This is a flexible storage system that you can move around, click together and disassemble, allowing you to put it anywhere you need it.

It comes in different shapes and sizes and can even be installed in many ways!

You can hang them, prop them against the wall, put them inside the closet, use them as a TV console, bookshelf, cube storage, and open shelf.

What can you store:

  • Baskets and bins, baby clothes, blankets, towels, toys, books, diapers, breastfeeding pump and accessories, anything you can think of!

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Wire Shelving Kit

This is similar to Ikea’s BOAXEL storage combination system, a kind of an open and flexible organization and storage system. It comes with an adjustable shelving kit and expandable rod.

It’s basically an open type of portable wardrobe or shelving that can easily be adjusted.

I remember having one in college when I was sharing a small room with someone. Mine was a little narrow and can easily be put up and disassembled.

What can you store:

Anything you can think of for your baby’s room, even storage items!

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Accessory Organizers

Organize your child’s hair bands hair clips and whatnot in an accessory organizer.

You can place it on top of your dresser, hang it on your door or place it inside the closet, so your curious toddler won’t be able to reach it (assuming the closet is baby-proofed).

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Tips for Storing and Organizing Baby Clothes in Small Spaces

  • You can also use most of these storage systems in any part of your house. For eg. You can use the shoe hanger to store your lotion, mouth wash, toothpaste, soap, etc., in the bathroom.
  • Stop the shoe hanger or any storage hanging by the door or wall from flapping or smacking by securing it with a 3M Command strip or Velcro.
  • Label storage items where you’ll keep the seasonal and big items, such as winter clothes, bigger clothes, quilts, etc,. So you’ll know which is which without having to open the storage and sort through it.
  • Learn how to fold clothes efficiently – KonMari style or at least something effective and easy for you.
  • You’d think you’d like to hang baby clothes but when you’re sleep-deprived, folding and even curling up clothes in a ball would become your default in organizing and storing baby clothes. (Or maybe it’s just me but I just really find hanging baby clothes so time-consuming.)
  • If you haven’t gotten any furniture yet, consider buying one with storage. For eg., you can buy a crib with a dresser, a nightstand with drawers, or storage space. Or if you’re going to share the room with your baby, get a storage bed.

Takeaway on Baby Clothes Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

Ikea is probably your best bet in looking for baby clothes storage ideas for small spaces. 

But you don’t necessarily have to buy there if you find it inconvenient to do so. 

You can just get some inspiration from browsing their catalog then look for similar items on your favorite online stores or shops.

I hope this has helped you plan and maximize your baby’s room! If you have more ideas, do let me know and I’ll share and quote you here. 🙂