If you have a little one on the way, it’s time to get your perfect nursery organized and in order. Spending a little time putting things into place and organizing your baby’s room will help you be more prepared for the new arrival. Check out these tips to help you pull it all together and make your nursery into an efficient room.
How to Organize the Perfect Nursery
Find an Efficient Arrangement
One of the most important things you need to do in order to get your nursery organized is to find an efficient arrangement for the room. Most nurseries include a crib, a dresser for clothing, a changing table or changing station, and a rocking chair with a small side table. The location and arrangement of this furniture can mean the difference between a well-organized and efficient room that is easy to move around in, or a cluttered room that is awkward and doesn’t function well.
Choose an arrangement that places the rocking chair and changing table close to the crib but doesn’t impede movement within the room. Enlist a helper and move things around to try out different configurations. Be sure to plug in night lights and try moving around the room in the dark to see if your final arrangement really works. Since you will be spending time moving about the room in darkness and dim, nighttime light, it is important that you make sure it works well ahead of time.
To organize the clothing, separate the baby’s clothes into sleepers and jammies, onesies/underwear, t-shirts and socks, play outfits and dress outfits, separates, and one-piece outfits. You will be using the sleepers, jammies, onesies, t-shirts, and socks the most as these are easy and comfortable for baby to spend a lot of time in. The top drawer of the dresser is a great place for these items. Sort these items, fold and stack them neatly into the top drawer. If you have burp cloths, you may also want to store them in this drawer so they are handy at all time. You may also wish to place a decorative basket on top of the dress just for burp cloths.
Your little one will undoubtedly have very nice outfits that should be hung up in the closet. Hang all of these up to get them out of the way and separate from the “play” clothes that will be used for every day wear.
Next sort and fold the outfits — one and two-piece — and the separates that will be used for every day wear around the house. These should go into the next drawer so they are close at hand if you need them.
Organize the Changing Table
Diapers (cloth and disposable), wipes, diaper rash cream and powder, as well as bath accessories should all be stored on the changing table. These items will be used frequently and need to be close at hand.
Once you have your nursery organized, you just need to wait for the most important part: The baby!
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