If you have little kids you know how useful it can be to have some sort of organization system for most of the areas of kiddo life. Pajamas go here, medical supplies are kept here, all the diaper stuff is together over there … it just helps you find things faster when you need them, which is always a bonus. One thing that can also be a good idea is to have closet organization tabs so you can hang things according to size in Baby’s closet. And we teamed up with our friends at Canon USA and made a free printable download for you so you can do it right at home! I think most people have a variety of sized baby things even while Baby is still tiny, so it can help to group items together so you will always know what will actually fit when it’s time for a change of clothes … it’s really helpful!
-thick card stock paper
–closet divider printables
–Canon PIXMA TS8120
Start by printing all your dividers onto thick card stock paper. I love being able to print projects like this off at home to save time and money. The Canon PIXMA TS8120 does a great job with colors on a variety of paper types which makes it super versatile for whatever project I’m working on!
Use scissors or an X-Acto knife to cut out each month divider. I used an X-Acto for the straight lines and then scissors for the circle part (this is a great kit to have for any crafter).Once you have all your month dividers cut out, it’s time to organize! The great thing about having so many age range options out at one time is that you won’t forget that you found that super cute summer romper during the winter since it will be waiting for you when you get to that size! I was always worried I would forget to use an outfit before she outgrew it in the beginning when all her items were just thrown together in one drawer, so this helps take care of that problem too. I would definitely suggest paying close attention to the actual size of each item as well as the stated age range on the tags when organizing your groups. You find out pretty quickly with kids clothes that a 6-9 month size in one brand is giant or tiny compared to another brand, so I would find the most items in each category label that are about the same size and use that for your guide for the month range. Anything much bigger, move up, and anything way smaller, move down to the next category. Of course, this is your personal guide so you can move items where you want as Baby grows faster or slower than you might have thought. I found that her coats could be worn much sooner than the stated age range because I like an oversized fit on furry coats, so that’s one example where the label doesn’t fit the category I put them in. Whether you are nesting for a new baby on the way or wanting to organize an existing nursery, hope these are helpful to ultimately make your life a bit easier! xo. Laura
I love all the craft projects on ABM! Can the team please put together an up-to-date post on Canon printers. I know you partner with them for a lot of your projects, and I’d like to invest in one of their printers, but I don’t know which one is best suited for my needs. Can you do a roundup of what printers are good for what crafts, etc? Thank you!
What are your needs exactly, we’d love to help you! Let us know what kind of things you want to print! xx
These are so cute. I love the concept. Organization is the best!
Just printed these! So cute! Thank you!
What brand is the ice cream romper? I love it!
It was from Lenny Lemons 🙂
I’m LOVING the kid posts! As you gals start growing your families it makes total sense to start including kid posts. Thanks for posting fun ideas to keep our littles trendy and crafty. This mama appreciates it 🙂
Thank you! Going to have my first baby in two weeks and this is just what I need to keep her closet organized. They’re adorable!
How absolutely adorable they are, and look at those tiny clothes!
Very cute! I don’t hang the clothes and certainly not those of the wrong size, but I will print these when I get sorting for baby number 2 to label the storage bags! Thank you 🙂
Such a cute DIY. That printer is so pretty – can you come over and do that in my closet? Haha!
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Can I be completely honest? All these children/baby crafts have been genius and adorable, but I feel like there have been too many of them lately. Maybe others disagree, but as a childless person, I feel this way. I enjoy them, but I would appreciate a greater variety. <3
I agree with you, they seem to be grouped together so we get loads at a time and there were lots of them just after they posted to reassure us it wasn’t going to be a baby blog! It would be great if some of the DIYs such as this one (which is very cute if you have kids / to make for someone with kids) could have other options like a download for adult clothes (maybe by season) too?
I definitely understand if you aren’t interested in kid projects in this stage of your life so these may not apply to you right now. We actually only do on average 2-3 kid posts a month out about 45-50 posts so we are still trying to keep the majority of our content for those without kids as well 🙂
I always find it a little jarring when fellow readers complain about things like this. It’s hard to imagine being bothered by a few posts here and there not pertaining to my specific lifestyle. These blogs are providing you with free content — would it be so hard to scroll past things that don’t apply to you and be content with the thought that it’s great for someone else, even though it may not be for you? Again, this is meant to be positive feedback for you Laura, I hope it encourages you to let things roll off next time you see a post that doesn’t suit you perfectly! 🙂
I was honest and kind with my feedback, and also noted others may not feel this way. There is no rudeness to what I had to say, just personal opinion. I appreciate that everyone at ABM is open to our feedback and respect that it is up to them to control content either way!
Have a good day Michelle!
Aww, adorable and useful how nice! I love the pastel prints on these dividers! 🙂
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