Here's a little background just so you know our family situation:
- I have children of both genders.
- My husband and I have very generous family and friends.
- We are both the youngest children in our respective families and our older siblings all have children older than our own.
- We live in a house with an unfinished basement and an attic unsuitable for storage.
While we are blessed with hand-me-downs, we are not blessed with storage. Fortunately, there is an extra closet in our son's room with floor to ceiling shelves.
From the time my little boy outgrew all his 0-3 month clothes, I have packed away the clean, folded, and labeled baby clothes into empty diaper boxes. I tape up the box and label it with the gender, size, and season (if applicable).
The boxes go on the shelves.
It's not rocket science, but I can't tell you how nice it's been to be able to quickly access the "6-9 month baby girl clothes" to pass on to my sister-in-law without any digging, sorting, or repackaging. It works for me!
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