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8 Tips for Organizing Your Nursery Room

Posted by: Lorena Romo, Porch Tags: Kids Storage, Nursery Room, Guest Author

A baby on the way is a very exciting change but it can also be overwhelming. Our eight tips will help you organize your nursery room to make it perfect for your little one.

1. Clear the clutter.

If you’re transforming an existing space in your home into a nursery, you will need to clear out the existing furniture and items that are currently in the room. If any remodel projects are necessary, such as lighting, window treatments or paint, consider hiring a professional to help you tackle the projects, particularly if the nursery room used to be an office, home gym, guestroom or storage room. Having too many extra things in the room can be stressful and take away from the space’s new purpose as a nursery. 

2. Visualize the space.

Before you add furniture and decorations to the room, start with the most important elements you will need. Visualize it and designate where everything is going to be placed. That way, you will avoid adding furniture and accessories you won’t necessarily need.

3. Separate everything.

You may be surprised how many things your family and friends gift you for the baby. Be aware of all the things you have, separate them by categories and start organizing them. Once you have done that, find the perfect bin or space for each category and store it in the designated place.

DecorativeCubeStoragePosition Decorative Storage 3-Cube Organizers vertically or horizontally to take advantage of their versatility.

4. Go for two-in-one furniture.

Select multifunctional furniture when you have limited space. You don’t need a changing table. You can use the dresser by just adding a changing pad on top. Just make sure the changing pad is secure and attached to the dresser. Also, you can get a crib with drawers or buy under-bed boxes, which are perfect for storing blankets and bulky items.

5. Have everyday items handy.

Make sure you have all the daily essentials for baby easily accessible. You’ll want to designate a space in the nursery where you always know where to find these items. It also helps to store them on the side of your dominant hand, making it much easier for you to grab things quickly since sometimes you will have to do things with one hand while holding your baby.

6. Put everything in place in the changing table/area.

Let’s face it, you will be spending a lot of time here. It will be better if you have everything well organized so you know where to find it while changing your little one. Use decorative bins and drawer organizers to store diapers, wipes and creams so you can find them quickly.

7. Find some extra storage on the walls.

If you are looking for extra space and want to add some easy access storage, ClosetMaid’s wood shelving is a great way to add some decorative or functional space to your nursery.

CustomNurseryClosetA closet system can help keep all of your baby’s clothes organized and provides extra storage for toys and supplies too.

8. Organize the closet.

You probably won't resist buying a lot of baby clothes, but don’t let this make you unorganized. You can separate the clothes by using dividers and labeling the age. Keeping clothing separated by age can make it easier to stay organized, and you’ll know right where to find what you’re looking for as your baby grows. This same system can work for drawers too. 

If you’re not even sure where to get started with your baby’s nursery, check out The Ultimate Checklist- How to create the Best Baby Nursery for a further breakdown of all the details that go into planning and putting together this unique space. 

Having a well-organized nursery will make your life easier. You will enjoy having a nice and calm space for you and your baby where both will be comfortable and enjoy spending your time there.

Pick out which products will work best for organizing your baby’s nursery at ClosetMaid.com

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