I mentioned in a previous post that all five of our boys share one cozy room, and that we manage to store all their clothes in that room without any dressers. One way we do this: 67 quart clear Sterilite drawers under their beds, available at most Wal-marts and Targets for under $20. Each boy has his own drawer and we only keep as much clothes as can fit inside these drawers. The only clothes that don’t get stored here are their designated “church clothes,” which all get hung in their closet. I love utilizing storage space under the bed, and using sterilite drawers rather than dressers is cost-effective as well as space-saving.
I do represent the “tangled” side of this blog, so it’s important for me to point out here that though I do have some organizational suggestions, they’re not necessarily “tidy” ones. In this case, adopting this solution to storing their clothes has meant giving up entirely on neat, organized drawers with nicely folded clothing. As long all their clothes are contained inside their assigned drawers, I don’t worry myself about how they’re being stored there. (This is just one of many ways that I’ve lowered my standards over the years!) But, if you don’t have the stomach to watch your kids run around in extremely wrinkled clothing, this might not be the system for you. In that case, I’d recommend my sister’s post on maximizing closet storage space!
Now that my older two boys’ clothes are getting bigger, they’ve mostly outgrown this system and moved on to something else. But, we’re still dresser-free. I could tell you now what our system for our big boy clothes is, but then I couldn’t leave you in suspense. (: So, if you’re interested, stay tuned to learn about our the big boy clothing storage system that we recently adopted.