At the start of this new year, I decided that it was time to clean out the old closet…the doll closet that is! After sewing up a storm this past Christmas, I really didn’t want to just toss all of those lovely handmade items onto the pile.
Basically I was just sick and tired of rummaging through this every time the dolls required a costume change.
Now, awhile back I found a toy chest for $10 and turned it into a doll wardrobe.
This picture makes me laugh because it pretty much speaks for itself, doesn’t it? All of that closet space, and yet, nothing has ever been hung back up on the hangers. But I get that. I mean really, hanging up clothes is a chore. Playing with your dolls should not be a chore.
We also have this lovely storage option.
As well as this little storage space. 🙂
As you can well see, none of our previous storage options were being used to their full potential. I decided that something had to be done. We needed a doll clothes storage option that would be versatile, easy to keep clean, easy to access and easy for the kids as well as myself to keep organized.
Off to the dollar store I went. I decided that in order to organize the doll clothes, they had to be separated somehow, especially since velcro has a tendency to get everything all tangled together in a big mass. 😦
I picked up a bunch of storage bins (actually they are dish tubs) for $2 each, and a short time later, we now have this! (I like these bins because I can just write the labels on with a permanent marker.)
Ok, I know what you’re thinking. It’s not pretty. It’s not Martha Stewart either, but whatever. I was desperate, and this is a solution that I can live with for now.
Maybe I will get some prettier boxes later, and some pretty labels printed out on pretty scented paper, or maybe I will add some bows and ruffles and lace.
Nope, who am I kidding? I’m faking it mostly! That means that I’m mostly just winging it until it works! LOL!
I have to say though, this little system is pretty handy.
Need some shoes for your doll? No problem. Fancy dress ball? We are on it.
Need that perfect Dolloween costume? We’ve got you covered.
Coats, skirts and dresses? We’ve got ’em!
But for real, this system is amazing. Even without the bows and the ruffles. And the best part is that you can customize it however you like. I used larger containers for items that we had more of like shirts and everyday dresses. (It seems this momma tends to sew a lot of everyday dresses, like mountains of them. Ahem.) 🙂
I already have a decent storage solution for the smaller items like leggings and socks and undies, swim suits and hats etc. But you could definitely add those in there if you have the need. The sky is the limit really. I just like that everything is easy to find!
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed!
How do you store your doll items? Let us know in the comments below! We are always looking for new storage ideas! 🙂
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