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.
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.
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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.
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 Rack18 Inch Doll Furniture Rolling Rack, 3 Doll Hangers & Storage Box, Perfect for 18 Inch American Girl Doll Clothes & More!Amish-Made Wooden Doll Tall Wardrobe, White Finish18 Inch Doll Furniture Wardrobe Set w/ Accessories
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.