Changing Table/Dresser Organization

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I recently moved Elin’s old dresser/baby changing table to the new nursery and I had the chance to start from scratch and re-organize everything. I always felt that Elin’s dresser was disorganized and therefore I was always having to search around to find items and then I would find items shoved in the back that didn’t get near enough use because I had forgotten they even existed. So it was my goal to not have that happen anymore and to make sure this time the changing table was better served with organized drawers and to make everything easily accessible and like items grouped together.

The first thing I did was purchase my favorite Ikea Skubb Drawer Organizers. Since I do not live close to an Ikea I am so glad that these can purchased on Amazon now! I have recently placed several orders to get all our dresser drawers organized. To get 12 organizers for less than $30 is a phenomenal deal in my opinion and I love that they are white and thin therefore not taking up a lot of space in the actual drawer.

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If you have read or heard about the popular Marie Kondo method of cleaning and organization, she is against purchasing special organizers and containers for organizing. She believes that would make one keep more than they should, but honestly I think in drawers you need separate containers to keep items corralled together. It just makes organizing easier and I am all about making it easier.

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The next thing I did was group all like items together and then that helped me figure out which organizers they fit in. Next, I started figuring out the configurations of what items should be in the top drawers and which items should be next to each other.

The diaper drawer is still a work in progress as I gather last minute items like diaper rash cream, lotion, extra wipes, etc.

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My newest tip and trick is rolling everything! Why? For starters, it looks pretty! Although the main reason to do is is when you fold and stack, two things happen. The items at the bottom the stack never get seen or used–especially if you do have excess of something. You use the first few items and wash and re-fold and throw them back at the top of the stack. Those poor items at the bottom of the pile get neglected. Secondly, folding causes creases and winkles in items and to me I think it’s just really hard to fold neatly and keep items stacked neatly. No matter how hard I try, I feel like the stack looks all haphazard and messy.

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Not everything had to be rolled, but I did with the socks, onesies, and blankets. I like that it helps me see everything I have and therefore hopefully I don’t forget what I own.

I do this in all my drawers. I just re-organized Elin’s new dresser and all her socks and pajamas got rolled as well. It’s so much cleaner and organized now. I love it! No more searching for missing sock mates and the bottoms to match a certain top of her pajamas.

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I hope some of these pictures inspired you to re-organize your drawers and try rolling something. I love looking at pictures of other organized spaces to pull some inspiration for my own house.

Check out some of my favorite bloggers and how they are organizing and cleaning this spring.

Sara @ Running from the Law – Spring Cleaning with Toddlers

Sarah @ Seeing All Sides – Garage Organization

Meghan @ The Adventure Starts Here – Tips for Keeping an Organized and Semi-Clean House

Jess @ Scott Family of Maine – Spring Cleaning Printables

Liz @ Ellie & Addie – Spring Garden Prep

Chrissy @ Simple Joys – Diaper Changing & Dresser Organization

Leah @ Leah With Love – Spring Cleaning Schedule

Stephanie @ Wife Mommy Me – De-clutter Your Home Printable Checklist

Whitney @ Work It Mommy – Re-purposed Storage Solutions

Emily @ Dear Owen – Organizing Kids Closets

Jess @ Being Mrs. Beer – Essential Oils for Spring

Vanessa @ Sunflower State of Mind – Spring Cleaning Hacks

Laureen @ Chateau Deveau – Playroom & Toy Storage

Jessica @ Secrets of a Stay At Home Mom – Organizing a Kids Craft Area

Ashley @ Being Brickner – 10 Cleaning Tips for Working Moms

Karli @ September Farm – Spring Cleaning Checklist Printable

Laura @ Happily Ever Parker – 25 Things to Purge

Erinn @ Strawberry Swing & Other Things – Pantry Organization

 

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Comments

  1. I am a huge fan of the Skubb drawer organizers! We used them in Noah’s nursery and still use them today in his big boy room. I even got some for my dresser to organize my delicates.

  2. Your drawer organization is PERFECTION!! I so appreciate it. 🙂 I LOVE those drawer organizers too. Rolling is a great idea. I’ve also started stacking the kids’ clothes on end (so the folded side is up), makes it a little easier to see what we’re working with, as opposed to just stacked up straight (and yes, the bottom pieces usually then get missed).

  3. Those organizers are awesome!! I wish I had used them for my kiddos nurseries.

  4. Brilliant! Love those drawer inserts- may have to get some of my own. I started folding my husband’s shirts and jeans in the KonMari method and it’s so much better for him! Now he can see everything and his drawers aren’t a disaster!

  5. Love how organized your drawers are! I have those ikea organizers for both of the kids (thanks Pinterest) and they’re perfect! I love how lightweight they are and they LAST!

  6. Love this! Now I want all the drawer organizers!! Although I’m really really hoping that Mim will be potty trained by the end of the summer so I can take back the diaper changing area for more important things…like hair bows and accessories! 😉

  7. We love those little bins! They are perfect for dressers we also use them in Claire’s closet. Rolling is key, I totally agree!

  8. Those organizational cubes are AMAZING. I need them! Stopping over from the linkup. Would love if you stopped by my blog too!!!!

  9. I roll all of Presley’s clothing for this exact reason! I was neglecting so much cute stuff!!

  10. I used random little baskets in Mila’s nursery drawers but these Ikea ones are so much better! I can’t believe I’ve never seen these in all my trips to Ikea! I need to get some of these!

  11. Those cubes are my all-time favorite for drawer organization! We also use them in the pantry for applesauce pouches and other snacks. Love how you rolled all the clothes too!

  12. I use drawer organizers, too! I truly believe they help!

  13. Love the rolling tip!!! It looks so pretty!

  14. Your drawers are perfect! I am currently reading that Marie Kondo book and am getting ready to do some major organizing over here. And I am oddly excited about it.

  15. Oh my! I didnt know you could purchase Ikea items on Amazon! Mind blown 😉 Your drawers look amazing. I have a couple of shirts that dont hang or fold well, Ill try rolling them next!

  16. Love how you organized your changing station! Looks great! I need to get started with our spring cleaning sometime next month too 🙂

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