Thanks for all of the tips and tricks; here are some of my favorite:
- I love using Diaper boxes because you always know which are the kids clothes
- The age range separation (based on when they wore the outfit) is great--I used a sharpie to adjust the tag size to help me remember.
- Separating boys and girls clothes will save work later :)
- Not keeping everything--keep the outfits that were most meaningful or favorites and still in good condition. We definitely wore out most of our onesies :) But saved many shirts and shorts that way. It's much easier to change the bottom layer.
I've also organized our kids toys. I got containers from the container store (on sale) and have made cloth toy drawstring bags that keep little pieces together. Each container has a theme: Newborn, Agility and Fine Motor Skills, Little People, Balls and Cars, Trains and Blocks, Puzzles, Bath Toys, Musical and Electronic. I put the bag with the toy/toy pieces in each labeled container and they are stored under the cribs. We pull out a container, which Daniel also enjoys climbing on, and play with his pick of those toys. When finished, we clean-up those toys before getting out some more. It seems to be a great system so far.
I welcome any more kids organization tips and tricks.