Baby dresser drawers have the cutest things in them don’t they? Little socks, little jeans, little hairbrushes. But everything is so LITTLE! I knew when I was preparing for Caroline I needed to be organized and I needed everything to have a place.
I knew everything needed a place because I needed my husband to know where every little item was. Otherwise, he’d be lost and I just couldn’t have that!
So if you’re preparing for a little one to arrive in the world or have one already this little organizing post is for you!
Today I’m going to show you how I organized Caroline’s top drawers. Then I will share other drawers in another post! 🙂
Remember everything is so little for babies and toddlers and we want our husbands, babysitters, and grandmas to be able to find things easily so a nice organizing box will do the trick!
The Key to Organizing
Now when it comes to organizing, I know it can be overwhelming–so many things and so many different categories.
What I like to do when organizing, is first I like to lay everything out then start grouping things into categories. For these drawers, my categories were: diapers, burp cloths, changing pads, medical care, beauty care, and other. So if something didn’t fit into these categories I would put it in the other category.
The first drawer I wanted to get situated was Caroline’s medicine drawer. I didn’t want to keep these items in the bathroom, I wanted to keep them separate from our things. So here they found a home!
I like to keep all the medicine in their original boxes if possible because I can keep the syringe with it and I can easily read the box for directions.
I put a couple items in the very back like the nose frida, gas windis, and teething drops box.
If you ever get a syringe from the doctor or prescription keep it because when your kiddo is sick that just might be the one that works best! I know I use different ones depending on what the amount calls for and how Caroline is reacting to the medicine itself.
I also keep all the thermometers together and I don’t toss the instructions because I can totally see myself at 3 am trying to remember how to use these darn things and wishing I had the instructions to just grab and review. Mom brain I know, but it’s so helpful.
The other thing I keep handy is a fun little card our doc gave us, it tells you the levels your child can have for Tylenol, Motrin, and Benedryl. Once again so helpful when you can’t remember!
The next drawer is Caroline’s beauty products so things like brush, a comb, nail clippers, nail file, extra lotions, diaper rash cream, a beautifully scented baby perfume, and anything else that looks like it would be helpful for beauty. 🙂
This drawer was much more full when she first arrived in the world. Do you know all those samples you get in the mail or from stores when you’re baby is firstborn? Well, don’t throw them away, use them and store them neatly in an organized box. I told myself a while ago not never hold onto samples just to hold onto them, use them and use them quickly. If not, toss them.
The next two drawers are so easy. The diaper drawer which is refilled often and in desperate need of a good refill now! Doing a Target run ASAP.
Burp Cloths, etc.
And the last drawer is full of Caroline’s burp cloths. We don’t use these anymore, so I probably need to box them away and use this drawer for something else along with her pacifiers.
We had so many burp cloths given to us but we probably used each one many many times. I liked having a lot because I wasn’t a big fan of walking around the house with a dirty one. I always kept several in the car and one in my purse. So yes, Caroline had lots of burp cloths and yes I used them all!
I hope you enjoyed this little journey into organizing Caroline’s top drawers!
Please comment below if you’d like for me to answer any certain questions about organizing drawers. Just remember to lay everything out, categorize, then put the items away. That should help you be efficient, effective, and organized!
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