After giving birth, the last thing you want to do is clean and organize your baby’s nursery. However, it’s just one of those things that needs to be done to keep you sane. When you can’t find something, you don’t have time to go digging through every nook and cranny when you’ve got a tiny human to tend to at all times.
There are so many chic and sensible ways to organize your baby’s nursery without appearing like you’re living in a Toys R’ Us commercial. All it takes is some Pinterest-inspired hacks and some creative organizational twists to really make things come together.
Use Size Dividers to Keep Clothing Organized
When you have a baby, you realize very soon that you will have collected an abundance of clothing for your little one. Not all of this clothing is going to fit right away. When it comes to baby showers and other gift-giving occasions, people tend to buy bigger than smaller.
If you’re one of those people with a whole lot of baby clothes to sift through, use size dividers to keep them organized in the closet so you always know where to find the size you need. This also keeps the larger sizes out of the way until you’re ready to use them. You can purchase clothing size dividers just about anywhere, and they come in a range of chic styles, such as these adorable ones from Amazon.
Think Outside the Box When it Comes to the Changing Table
Your changing table can become cluttered very quickly, but this clutter is usually all the items you need on a regular basis. For a chic organizing style, use non-traditional containers and items to hold your lotions, swabs, and other daily products. Try stylish flower pots, wire baskets, and other items to give your space a chic look with practical and sensible organization. You can even paint these items or decorate them to match the color or design scheme you’ve chosen for the room. Then, they can be hung on the wall or placed beside the changing table for convenient access, so you never lose sight of what you need.
Invest in Furniture With Built-In Storage
You can never have too much storage when it comes to your baby’s room. There are a variety of cribs out there that are beautiful to look at but also extremely practical with drawers built in at the bottom. If you can’t get your hands on one of these cribs, try investing in rolling storage boxes that can be hidden underneath the crib using a clever crib skirt. These can be found just about anywhere, from Walmart to the Container Store. Once your child outgrows the crib, you can use them under any big kid bed to hold extra clothes and toys.
Use a dresser as a changing table so you can give yourself some extra drawer and storage space. Additionally, if the closet is tall and has space on the bottom, add a small storage unit or dresser there for maximum organization. Be sure to label everything in accordance with your nursery room theme so you can always find what you need and then return it to its proper place.
Take Advantage of Door Space
Turn your nursery’s doors into magical organization systems that keep clutter in its place. This is especially practical for those items you don’t use every day, but still need access to. For example, you can install extra hooks or shoe racks on the inside of your doors to keep necessary items away from the floor and where you can find them.