Baby items can accumulate quickly (they’re just so cute!) and if you’re not careful, the nursery can become a black hole of fuzzy stuffed animals and squeal-worthy onesies. It doesn’t help that the tiny human who occupies the room is for the most part incapable of cleaning up after herself. The last thing you need is yet another chore on your daily to-do list. Follow these three tips to ensure you spend less time stressed by the nursery mess.
Less is More
The easiest way to keep an organized nursery is to simply limit the amount of items that occupy the room. Less baby items means less toys to clean up and less clothes to fold and put away. It won’t take you long to clean and organize baby’s room day to day, and when things are in their proper place the room will automatically feel light and fresh.
There are a lot of cute storage bin options right now. For toys, use a small, wooden toy chest or a simple cube shelf with wicker baskets. This will provide organization and easy clean up without compromising style. Wire baskets hung on the wall are a trendy and practical way to store items like muslin swaddle blankets or diaper changing essentials. You can also use storage bins in the closet or the dresser to keep things like socks confined to one area. It’s easier to stay organized when everything has a designated space.
Every three months, sift through the objects in the nursery and decide what needs to go and what gets to stay. A great example is clothing, because kids seem to sometimes grow an inch over night! Take out each clothing item in the dresser and set aside the pieces that no longer fit. If you’d like to save them for whatever reason, store them in a plastic container in the attic, closet, or under the bed. Otherwise, donate it, consign it, or pass it along to a friend.
With a little bit of planning and intention, your nursery might soon become your favorite room in the house. Additionally, a clean and organized bedroom will provide a peaceful and welcoming atmosphere for your little love- and it might even encourage a deeper sleep! As you flawlessly maintain the nursery’s organization, you’ll have a little more peace knowing that your home is one step closer to being HGTV ready.