There is so many ways you can organise drawers! For me personally I spent quite a bit of time deliberating the best way to do so. If you know me by now, you would know I do go through quite a process before I execute!
This was no different. I planned out what was going where and how the flow looked and felt to me and if it was going to bring ease into my life ( which is the most important factor).
My way may no suit everyone but I hope it gives you some inspiration or ideas if you don’t know where to start!
I decided to purchase my drawers separately, for a few reasons. First being they will be stored in my walk in robe and not on display in the nursery. Second the drawers that matched my cot and change table were nearly 10 times the price! So I went with IKEA and put them together myself ( If you managed to watch my insta story at the time it was a frustrating but empowering exercise).
What I used:
x 2 MALM Chest of Drawers IKEA
x 6 SKUBB Drawer Dividers IKEA
x 1 Pack Clear Mailing Labels ( If you want to label your drawers and/or Dividers ) Officeworks
x 4 Large Storage Baskets ( Use to store Nappies/Large size clothing/Bits and Pieces) Kmart
Chest of Drawers No.1 :
- Sleep/Dream Suits and bibs
- Socks, mittens and hats
- Wonder suits/All in ones
The first set of drawers are all clothing items. I decided to do a Newborn drawer to help make the first month easier – so I literally only use one drawer. Inside I have used the dividers to seperate by type of clothing. Singlets/basics/wonder-suits/sets.
With the other drawers I have gone by type of clothing, then into size and used the drawer dividers to label them for ease.
The dividers are great and you can change out the sizes easily and the labels are easily pulled off and transferred.
When little boo is out of his newborn clothes I will use that drawer for Sets ( for example) and go by size, like I have for the other drawers. Of course the clothing selection will get bigger so eventually it may be one drawer per type and you can opt out of using the dividers. They easily unzip and lay flat when not in use.
Chest of Drawers No.2 :
- Face washers/ Burp cloths
- Linen ( For Cot/ Bassinet and Change table)
- Baby Carriers
These ones are pretty self explanatory. I used the drawer dividers for the linen drawer so I can easily identify the differences. The last 2 drawers I have used for things like instructions/warranties/gifts that can’t be used as yet etc..
Hope this helps you! All in all think about how it works to make it easy for you and have FUN!