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Building Storage Into Baby's Room


As soon as you start telling people you’re expecting a baby, things can get out of control. Everyone wants to buy you something, and before you know it, you have a nursery packed with items you don’t know what to do with. Fortunately, organizing children’s rooms and nurseries can be pretty fun, and it makes for a smoother transition from being childless to parenthood.

Utilizing Otherwise Empty Spaces

There are plenty of products you can use in otherwise empty spaces. For example:

  • Over-the-door storage products are perfect for organizing burp cloths, accessories, diaper supplies, hygiene products, first aid kits, and other small items.
  • Shallow storage totes can be rolled underneath the crib to store items such as toys, shoes, or out-of-season clothing.
  • Fun, decorative baskets can be placed on top of dressers or bookshelves to house items such as socks, small books, binkies, and other accessories.

Keeping the Closet Organized

Depending on how much you love to shop and how many clothing items other people give you, there’s a chance your baby’s closet will be bursting at the seams. Think about how you want the closet to be organized and add some built-ins.

Do you need the nursery to grow with your baby? Don’t put the shelves too close together, or your baby’s clothes won’t fit when they are a bigger child. By adding the built-ins yourself, you can truly customize the space to your liking and your organizational preferences.

Hanging Up Shelves

The top of the baby’s closet is a great place to hang up shelves if it lacks in that area, but you can also use shelving units as decorations in the actual nursery. If you don’t want your baby to get into the toys, a higher shelf might be the perfect toy storage location.

Decorative bins and baskets can be placed on the shelves, out of reach and out of sight, so the baby doesn’t realize where they’re at. Shelves are also useful for putting up stuffed animals and other toys that would be cute as decorations when they’re not in use as play.

Building a Window Seat

If your baby’s nursery allows for it, a window seat is always a fun feature and can be used as a convenient storage space as well. Build the seat so it can open. Inside, you can store larger stuffed animals, pillows, blankets, and other items that are easy just to toss in. Add a cushion to the top, and it becomes a great place to cuddle with your new baby and a great place for that baby to sit and read when he or she is older.

Renting a Storage Locker

Some babies simply get too much stuff all at once, even if you’re not going to use some of it for months or years. If you have found that your baby has many clothes that won’t fit for a year or more, or if you were given toys the baby can’t use yet, storage lockers are the perfect solution.

When you’re ready for the items, simply head to the locker and get what you need. If you plan to have more children in the future, there’s no reason to get rid of all the baby stuff when he or she grows out of it. Store it in the locker and save it for your future children.

As you can see, planning and preparing for your baby doesn’t have to get overwhelming when you know what to do. If you live in the Central Michigan area, contact us today at MySpace Self Storage to learn more about our storage lockers. We have convenient locations in Brighton, Flint & Lansing, Mi.

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