Your baby is going to be here soon, and you have so many items for your baby and not enough storage space to keep everything. Today we are going to discuss some simple ideas to create more storage space for your baby’s room or nursery.
Let’s start with the furniture. If your room is too small or your home does not have enough living space for everyone, some ideas to create more room or add more storage space may be as simple as getting a dresser with a changing table attached. This can help add more space by not having 2 separate pieces of furniture. Also a dresser/bookcase combo can be used and also add storage space on top for books, picture frames, clothing, etc, (whatever can fit in the storage above instead of adding a 2nd piece of furniture). If you do not have enough space in the living area, how about storing the dresser in the closet, this can make more space also. One suggestion that helped us add more space to our bedroom, was having a bassinet, so if guests need to sleep in the extra bedroom, we can pull the bassinet into our room. We also purchased a sleeper chair instead of a glider, this is a nice place to sit for when your baby gets up in the middle of the night, but also pulls out into a bed for if guests need to sleep or if you want to sleep in your baby’s room for the night.
Shelving Units: This is one of the cheapest ways to add much needed storage space to your nursery. This will help keep items out of reach for of little ones, and you can store lots of pictures, books, memorabilia, etc. You can adjust the shelves to be higher or lower depending on what you are going to store. Shelving units can be added to closets to store, shoes, towels, blankets, etc depending on how you want to decorate and design your room. The nice part is shelves come in many sizes, and can be painted or designed to match your nursery theme.
Closet Space: You can fit triple the amount of clothing in a baby’s closet than in an adults closet, since the clothes don’t take up as much space and don’t hang down as low (you can use tiered hangers and stack shelves for added dresser space, etc . Double rods can be added to create more hanging space also, and can be removed once your baby is toddler/adolescent.
Containers/Storage Baskets: Storage containers come in many sizes and shapes and can accommodate almost any type of living space needed. You can place them in closets, on shelves, on the floor. You can store clothing, shoes, pillows, blankets, towels. Other items that can be stored can be toiletries, medicines, qtips, cotton balls, etc. Having these items in closed storage containers not only helps keep things organized, but also sanitary for your little one.
Toy Boxes: Toy boxes can be used to store toys and books, (small toys that can be inhaled or swallowed should kept out of reach) but toy boxes can help keep the items organized, and reduce clutter.
Diaper Bags: Diaper Bags can be used to store diapers, wipes, baby lotion, and can be kept near the changing table so you have all your items easy to access, and in an orderly fashion.
These are a few ideas to create more efficient storage space in your nursery. These tips can also save you time since your baby’s clothes an supplies will be more organized and easier to find for you or whoever you have watching your baby. This keeps everyone happier.