Having a baby involves many resources which can pile up exponentially. Throughout several months, you will incur a massive amount of clothing, baby bedding, toys, baby blankets, bath, baby care and grooming items. The list goes on and on. Don’t let your closet turn into a hoarding frenzy. There are many techniques to make your nursery appear roomy and neat. You will need to plan well and find creative ways to conserve space. Here are various storage space ideas to get the most use out of your nursery.
The very first thing to do is determine what stays and what goes. If you are a pack rat like me, you tend to retain items that you don’t necessarily need at the moment, but can possibly use in the future. Don’t rationalize too much. You’ve got to let go of things you don’t need! Reducing clutter is an absolute must in the home décor world. Try giving away or selling some things. You can make some extra money and somebody else could put your items to good use. Take out your old baby checklist for nursery items and run an inventory on what you need. That may help you toss out what you don’t need.
People normally view objects horizontally, at eye-level or below. Start off arranging things vertically and take advantage of your lovely wall space. There are lots of stylish shelves, cabinets and cupboards that are great for storing small items. It is also helpful to keep items out of reach from children. You will be childproofing your home for several years so take advantage of storing things high above. Use baskets or storage containers for your shelves to conceal the clutter. If you do have containers at a lower level, place labels or pictures and train your little youngster to put things away.
Having a tall bookcase is a gem to have in your nursery. It can be a lovely décor furniture piece to make the corner of your room look like a small library. I would suggest tons of baskets or bins to store everything you can. A close friend of mine turned her bookcase horizontally, added small, custom shelves and turned her bookcase into a cubby area. A bookcase is a wonderful organizational piece that has lots of room for storage and would work well in any room. Just make sure to use fasteners to prevent the bookcase from tipping over at any time.
A toy chest is a fantastic storage space to have in your nursery. You can put linens like baby blankets, crib bedding, and so on. All of the endless amount of toys will have a happy home in their toy chest, rather than scattered all over the ground. Another excellent spot to use is under the crib or bed. It is easy to put a few storage bins under there and cover it with the dust ruffle. Find furniture which also includes storage space, like a nightstand or children’s desk with drawers. You can get the most out of your money if your furniture can serve dual purposes.
Finally, lets take a good look at your closet area. At minimum, you should already have a bar to hang the baby clothes. Take advantage of double hanging by adding an additional bar beneath the first one. Since that should only take up a few feet of vertical space, try adding more shelves. The higher up the better. You can stack several storage bins or even put a dresser in your closet. If you have a closet door, take advantage of that area in back of the door by getting a closet door rack. You can use every inch of your closet, from top to bottom for storage space.
Your nursery doesn’t have to look like a clutter bomb exploded in it. Take advantage of your nursery area and get some organizational items, make some simple installations and be prepared to make your nursery clutter-free. Take some measurements today and strategize how you want to set up your closet. You will be surprised at how many items you can actually store that will not look like an eye soar. Roll up your sleeves and get organized today!