So you are now excited for the arrival of your new bundle of joy – the baby you have waited for nine whole months. However, one thing that concerns you the most is the tiny space in your home. Remember that while your newborn will not eat up a lot of space in your small home, his/her stuff will. For instance, his carriers, clothes, bottles, toys, and any other stuff might fill up an entire room.
If your house is a bit small then this might cause issues with space. Fortunately, there are ways for you to organize your home and its contents in a way that you can make more than enough room for your newborn and his stuff. This means that you do no longer have to buy a new large home.
Here are some useful tips designed to maximize the space in your home.
1. Use baskets and bins
With the help of baskets and bins, it is possible for you to make efficient use of all available space in your home, including the space beneath the crib, open shelving, and some random nooks and corners. What you have to do is to invest in decorative baskets or long and thin plastic bins. Organize some of your items in there to minimize the clutter in a small space. This will allow you to make use of open space that already exists, which ensures that you will no longer need additional storage and other items.
2. Store items in a vertical manner
This tip works even more effectively if you are living in a small studio apartment. It is because in such a case, it is important to make sure that the place is both space-efficient and attractive. You can store your items, particularly the ones used by the baby, vertically with the aid of stack able baskets, decorative shells that have enough room for nice and cute bins, as well as items that you can use to hang stuff in the ceiling. With these storage solutions, it is possible for you to find creative and affordable means of making enough room for your newborn and his stuff no matter how small your living space is.
3. Invest in foldable or portable baby furniture.
Do you need some nursery furniture for your baby but feel worried about how you can fit them in your small house or apartment? Then look for their foldable or portable versions. For instance, you may want to look for a high chair designed in a way that you can strap into a chair or clamp it into the edges of a table. You can also go for collapsible strollers. If you need a swing, then go for one, which you can hang from a door frame or rafter to save space and make it as open as possible.
4. Install wall racks
Installing wall racks is a great way for you to hang your newborn’s clothes on the wall, thereby saving space in the process. What is great about this tip is that it also allows you to display your baby’s cute stuff. You can even put some of his shoes and booties on top. Another advantage of having wall racks where you can hang your baby’s stuff is that it prevents the pile-up of rarely worn clothes.
Keep in mind that in your small space, you should avoid excess clothing as much as possible, and this is something that you can achieve if you hang the items since this will encourage you to buy and store only the ones that your baby will often use.
5. Use a corner in your bedroom for a nursery
If you feel like there is not enough room in your home for a nursery then you can always use one corner of your own bedroom. This should serve as your baby’s nursery area. Make sure that it has a theme, so your newborn will feel at ease. Having a theme for this nursery corner can also make it look less like your room’s extension but more like a separate place for him.
6. Transform your closet into a mini nursery.
You may also want to transform the closet in your bedroom, if you have one, into a mini-nursery, which is a big help in saving money from rent in case you decide to own a large place. In fact, it is an affordable and quick solution to make your small home even more spacious. Make sure that you use light colors when building the mini-nursery. A wise tip is to go for white because it can help make the area look fresh and cozy.
Also, ensure that you do not fill it up with a lot of decorations and accessories, especially those that your baby will rarely need. This might only cause the mini-nursery to look crowded and cramped.
7. Buy baby items with multiple uses
If space is an issue in your home then you can always choose to invest in baby items known for having multiple users. Stay away from single-use baby items. For instance, you can buy a crib, which already comes with built-in drawers. You may also want to buy those baby bottles that you can use as cups after several months. There are also baby strollers that are capable of carrying car seats. By investing in multi-use items, you can cut a significant amount of space in your home.
You do not have to stress yourself too much with how you can make enough room for your baby and his stuff. It is because you can actually implement some viable and effective space-saving tips, including the ones discussed in this article. Just make sure to spend time looking at your home and its available space with a fresh pair of eyes so you can determine the most appropriate storage, decoration, and organization ideas for it.
Author Bio: Laura Sage is the manager of Amish Furniture Factory since 2013. She’s a professional when it comes to hardwood furniture and home decor.