When you have a baby, you end up with a lot of stuff. Babies outgrow clothes and toys pretty quickly. Here are 15 ways you can reuse, re-purpose, and recycle all of your old baby stuff!
16 Donate Clothes
If you can’t hand ’em down, donate ’em! Look up women’s shelters or foster homes in your area. Some organizations, like Purple Heart Pick Up, will actually come to your house to pick up your donation.
15 Yard Sale
14 Make a Quilt
If you’re crafty, consider turning saved onesies and baby clothes into a quilt. Pinterest is full of DIY quilting ideas. If you can’t do it yourself, you can also look for someone to custom make a quilt for you on Etsy.
13 Onesie Wall Art
Turn a onesie into a cool piece of art on canvas! It’s as simple as stretching and stapling a onesie onto some canvas. You can put a onesie in a shadow box or frame–a great way to preserve the outfit your baby wore home from the hospital.
12 Sleeper Stuffed Animals
11 Formula Can Cookie Tins
10 Baby Wipes Storage
9 Baby Wipes Emergency Kit
It’s a good idea to have an emergency kit in each vehicle so that if you’re hurt or stuck somewhere, you have what you need. Use a wipes container to stash things like spare change, first aid items, snacks, books, and small toys that will keep the kids occupied.
8 Keep Your Cards Together
Playing cards and flash cards hardly ever make their way back into the box they came from. Plus, those cardboard boxes get pretty beat up. Store cards in wipes containers or formula containers instead! Great for game and puzzle pieces, too!
7 Contain Craft Materials
6 DIY Drawer Dividers
5 Re-Purpose as a Piggy Bank
4 Toy Box
Cover a diaper box with tape or paper and you have an easy to DIY toy box. It’s big and easy to pitch toys in, with handles that make it easy to tote around. Then again, the kid will probably love just playing in the box itself!
3 Diaper Box Pinata
2 Diaper Box Clothing Storage
Diaper boxes are so sturdy, they can hold a lot! Keep your closet organized with diaper boxes! Label boxes with clothing sizes or seasons and use them to pack away clothes until you need them again. Diaper boxes are also great for moving!