Organizing the Baby Nursery
Planning a baby nursery is a big job. Organizing the baby nursery can be an even bigger one, especially if you are working with a small room. There are ways to make the most of the space that you have though.
Creating adequate storage in the room is important to keeping it organized. Start by organizing the closet. Since baby clothes are much smaller than adult clothes, you can lower the closet rod to be just a few feet from the floor. This will allow more space above the closet rod to install shelving which will give you more storage for other items. Installing a good closet organizer in the closet is another idea for making the most of the space.
The closet isn’t the only area in the nursery that you can use for storage. If you have a changing table, use the space below it to store items such as diapers, wipes, creams, and changing pads. If there is room beneath the baby crib, this is also a great place to pick up some additional storage space.
Use wicker baskets or plastic storage containers to store items such as crib sheets, receiving blankets, additional crib bedding, bibs, and burp clothes under there. A dresser or armoire also provide extra room for a baby’s items.
Wall shelves and bookcases can also bring a great deal of additional storage space to the room. A good bookcase can help you keep all your baby’s books, toys, and stuffed animals organized in one place. If you have limited floor space in your baby nursery, opt for one tall bookcase rather than a few shorter ones. If you do have the space, a couple shorter ones work best as they make it easier for your baby to reach their things when they get bigger.
A toy box is also instrumental in keeping your baby’s room organized. You will be surprised how quickly a baby’s toy collection can grow. Having a place to store them all will help keep the room clutter free. If you want, opt to get a toy bench instead of a standard toy box. This will give your baby a place to sit when they get bigger.
So when it comes to finding ways to organize your baby nursery, look high and low. You never know where you might find an extra place to tuck away your baby’s items out of sight. Creating enough storage now will keep your baby’s room clutter free later!