But there’s also another method that has recently surfaced and is becoming more and more popular and which is known as the KonMari method.

What Is In KonMari Method

Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizing consultant, introduced an organizing method for keeping your house decluttered and your stuff easily accessible.

In the KonMari;

  • Clothes are sorted by category.
  • Clothes are filed in a drawer.
  • Clothes are very compactly folded and stand on their edge.

The KonMari method will save you time and a lot of space.

How to fold baby clothes – the KonMari way!


Let’s start with the easiest item; blankets.

  • Lay it flat, without any creases on the surface.
  • Fold it in half or thirds vertically.
  • Then start folding it horizontally in half, from the bottom to the top. Then again, from the bottom to the top.
  • And it’s done!
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How to fold baby clothes

Baby onesies are one of the most frequently used pieces of baby clothing.

Start following the given steps;

Note: you should also follow the baby cloth weight, so it will be easier for you to fold and categorize easily.

  • Lay the onesie flat on a surface. Smooth out any creases.
  • Fold it in half vertically, edge to edge so that the sleeves lay on each other.
  • Now fold the sleeves inwards, flat on the body of the onesie.
  • Next, start folding horizontally, starting from the bottom to the top.
  • Folding into thirds is recommended, but you can also fold in fourths if it works better for you.
  • Now the folded onesie should be compact and more or less able to stand on its edge.

Baby Sleepers

Baby Sleepers

For long sleeved and legged baby sleepers, follow the steps below;

  • Lay the garment flat on a surface.
  • Fold it vertically in half, edge to edge, like the onesie.
  • Fold the sleeves back in on the main body.
  • Then fold horizontally into fourths (or thirds if the garment is too bulky).


Folding pants and shorts is pretty simple, as you’d normally do.

Just follow the given steps;

  • Lay the pants flat on a surface.
  • Start folding vertically by placing one leg on top of the other.
  • Tuck in any extra fabric sticking out to get as uniform a rectangle as possible.
  • For baby pants, then fold them horizontally in thirds.

Folding them in half for baby shorts would do, with the bottom touching the waistband.

Socks and underwear

For tiny little socks and underwear, you might want to keep a divider in your drawer for better accessibility.

To fold baby socks;

  • Stack them flat on each other, then fold them in half from top to bottom.
  • Or you can roll the socks by stacking them on top of the other and making them into a roll.

To fold baby underwear;

  • Lay it flat on a surface.
  • Fold in half from the bottom up to the waistband.
  • Then fold it vertically in thirds.


Folding a dress is much like a onesie, except that you fold it vertically in thirds because the bottom is usually wider. This way you get a straight rectangle. Then, follow the same method as the onesie.

Miscellaneous Items

Other small baby garments, like bibs and napkins, socks, gloves, and beanies, can be folded or rolled similarly. The key is to fold them as creaseless and as compactly as possible, and arranging them in drawers with dividers is highly recommended.

In this hectic full-time business of parenthood, with a never-ending list of things to take care of, having at least properly and efficiently folded baby clothes can save you from both physical and mental exhaustion.

Traditional or the KonMari?

Before folding baby clothes, let’s make a quick comparison.

We are generally used to folding clothes the traditional way, folding them in halves quickly piling them one on top of the other.

But it has its drawbacks, like pulling a garment in a hurry and making all the ones on top sprawl out onto the floor, and with much sighs and grunts, you fold and stack them back in all over again. If this disastrous situation sounds familiar, it’s high time you start following the KonMari method.

Now, this folding method may sound a bit time and effort-consuming since you might not be used to it, but on the contrary, it saves you a great deal of time in the long run.

When your baby’s clothes are filed in a drawer, with every single item visible and standing on its own, it is ridiculously easy and fun to browse through those drawers and access your baby’s clothes.


What are some other methods of folding baby clothes?

Apart from the traditional and KonMari methods, you can also roll your baby’s clothes, as they are also easy to locate. You may consider rolling for smaller garments.

Where to store folded baby clothes if you don’t have a closet?

Dressers, hanging shelves, and shelf dividers are some of the common storage spaces opted for by parents. Zip lock bags for seldom-used clothes may work for you.

How to fold baby clothes to maximize space?

Consider installing dividers in your drawers to organize baby clothes in a small space. Fold your baby’s clothes compactly and file them instead of piling one on the other.

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