Storage Solutions for Doll Clothes

As I create more outfits for my Toni doll, I needed to figure out storage solutions for the little dresses, shoes, hats, and accessories. Here’s what I’m doing so far.

Doll clothes on hangers
Here’s how many outfits I was able to hang on one normal sized hanger. The small purple bag holds belts and accessories for the doll.

My sister gave me some tiny vintage hangers that are just right for hanging the dresses onto the larger hanger. Then it all goes into the closet. (I use the guest room closet, so Toni’s outfits don’t get lost in with my own wardrobe)

I quickly filled all the hangers that she gave me, so I’m shopping for more. There were quite a variety of plastic hangers in all colors for 18-inch dolls. The ones that appeal to me the most are the crafted wire hangers with the heart or the wooden hangers.

DollsHobbiesNmore Hangers for American Girl Doll, 12-Piece, PinkDollsHobbiesNmore Hangers for American Girl Doll, 12-Piece, PinkView DetailsWire Heart Hangers (Set of 3) by Sophia's for 18 Inch Doll Clothes & American GirlWire Heart Hangers (Set of 3) by Sophia’s for 18 Inch Doll Clothes & American GirlView DetailsWooden Dolls Clothes Hangers Doll Accessory fits American Girl Doll Clothes and Other 18 inch Dolls Outfit, Pack of 10Wooden Dolls Clothes Hangers Doll Accessory fits American Girl Doll Clothes and Other 18 inch Dolls Outfit, Pack of 10View Details18 Inch Doll Hanger 5 Pc. Set. Hot Pink Wire Hangers for Dolls, Perfect for 18 Inch American Girl Dolls & More!18 Inch Doll Hanger 5 Pc. Set. Hot Pink Wire Hangers for Dolls, Perfect for 18 Inch American Girl Dolls & More!View Details

You don’t really see the hanger that much once the dress is on it. I should probably opt for several sets of the least expensive ones, probably the plastic hangers. For some outfits, a hanger won’t work. You can clip those to the large hanger or put them in clear bags that hang. I save these kinds of bags and scarf clips from my own shopping. Keeps them out of the recycling. They work fine.

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Doll dresses stored in recycled hanging plastic bags.

Clothes Racks And Wardrobes

I also noted that there were some doll-sized clothes racks and even wardrobe cupboards. If you have someone who’s handy with woodworking, I bet they could make you one of these. Give them the hint that it would make a great birthday present for you.

This one is too small for my doll, but it gives you an idea. Doll Wood Garment RackThis one is too small for my doll, but it gives you an idea. Doll Wood Garment RackView Details18 Inch Doll Furniture Rolling Rack, 3 Doll Hangers & Storage Box, Perfect for 18 Inch American Girl Doll Clothes & More!18 Inch Doll Furniture Rolling Rack, 3 Doll Hangers & Storage Box, Perfect for 18 Inch American Girl Doll Clothes & More!View DetailsAmish-Made Wooden Doll Tall Wardrobe, White FinishAmish-Made Wooden Doll Tall Wardrobe, White FinishView Details18 Inch Doll Furniture Wardrobe Set w/ Accessories - Playtime by Eimmie Collection18 Inch Doll Furniture Wardrobe Set w/ Accessories View Details

For the overflow, I’ve resorted to those cheap plastic storage boxes available at Walmart. I’d rather get her a nice doll trunk for the clothes that I don’t hang up, but for now, the boxes will suffice. I even looked at tie racks and belt racks for possible hanging solutions. The one shown here might work for Barbie doll-sized clothing but I’m not sure that the larger Toni dresses would hang right on it.

Tinksky Tie Rack Belt Hanger Scarf Holder Hook for Closet Organizers,  360 Degree Rotating 20 Hooks, 3 Pack (Black)Tinksky Tie Rack Belt Hanger Scarf Holder Hook for Closet Organizers, 360 Degree Rotating 20 Hooks, 3 Pack (Black)View Details

 

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