As the mother of an infant, I have come across various onesie storage hacks and they all sound good in theory. Snap them on a clothesline! Hang them up with clothing dividers! Fold them Kondo-style and place them upright in beautiful, joy-sparking boxes!
I’ve been tempted to implement such a system in my baby’s nursery but I keep stopping to ask myself: “Come on. Are you really going to keep up with this?” The answer is always: “It’s highly unlikely.”
But what are parents supposed to do with these teeny-tiny baby clothes that lack any sort of physical structure? So far, I’ve been keeping my son’s wardrobe somewhat orderly by limiting his number of clothing items, using a mesh drawer unit so I can see things easily, and doing laundry often.
Still, because the bins are deep, everything’s sort of in disarray. It would help to have a solution that’s more compartmentalised. For that, the best idea I’ve come across is to use an ornament box.
It’s a fine, temporary solution. The little squares designed for your festive holiday bulbs are the ideal size for storing onesies and other baby items such as pants, bibs and hats. Just fold once and roll.
A single-tiered box with adjustable dividers would work great: This ornament organiser by Honey Can Do has 40 compartments, which is really all you need for your infant’s basics. (You’ll probably still need one extra drawer for thicker items such as plush pyjamas and jackets.) When your child moves up to the next size, simply switch out everything in the box at once.
For the first year, you might keep the ornament box on top of a chest of drawers so you can choose your baby’s outfits quickly without the hassle of digging through a too-big drawer. We’re talking efficiency here, which is what every exhausted new parent needs.