One question I got recently was about how to store clothes for your twins in their bedroom. Would you get one clothes dresser or two for your twins?
Can Twins Share Clothes?
Now, a question I would ask back is, are your twins going to share clothes? Our twin girls share their clothes, so we have a pile of shirts, pile of pants, pile of underwear, and they interchange those clothes every other day or how they see fit. If your twins are sharing clothes, you may get away with one dresser.
Boy/girl twins may have two completely different wardrobes. Of course, this isn’t the case when they are first born. With infant twins, even if they are boy/girl twins, they can share onesies and the basics.
But once they start to mature and you want to dress them like boys and girls, they need different places to store their clothes.
Choosing Dressers for Twins
Now, we used one dresser with our girls and, as they’ve gotten older, the clothes have gotten bigger. So we still managed to keep one clothes dresser, but more and more of their dresses and their shirts get hung up in the closet, because they just don’t fit in the dresser.
Keep in mind as the sizes of the clothes grow with your twins, you may run out of real estate quickly with just one dresser, particularly if you don’t have a closet where you can hang up extra clothes.
Now, if you don’t currently have dressers and are thinking of them, perhaps, as a long-term investment or for some furniture that you know you’ll have for a long time, remember that both children will eventually need their own dressers for their clothes.
So if it’s in your budget, go ahead and get two. If you currently do have a dresser or are making space for a hand-me-down or salvaged dresser, you can get away with one for now. You’ll have about three or four years before your twins grow and their clothes get so big that they start taking up some serious space.
This question was originally addressed on the Dad’s Guide to Twins Podcast episode 29: Managing Time, Double Clothes Dressers, 3 Money Saving Tips.
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