Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Getting organized: Small-spaces nurseries

This summer, we are working hard to get our baby's room finished. She will not be here til November, but I am going back to work soon and we want to be finished before then. One of the most important things to me was that we get organized in an effort to make things easier for us. 

One of our first courses of action was install a closet shelf to give our large but poorly utilized closet some additional storage space. 

The baskets contain shoes, baby pajamas, plain white onesies, socks, hats, and some toys. The white baskets across the top shelf contain clothes that are organized by size (to conserve space in the dresser drawer). The baskets are organized like this: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, some miscellaneous items, and a basket for my breast pump items. 

Rubbermaid totes in the bottom hold toddler feeding items and toys for older babies.

We also utilized the empty space under the crib to store extra packs of diapers, wipes, baby bath, and diaper pail refills. These things are stored in underbed bags. 

We also use a short dresser as a changing table. The top drawer holds diapering items to keep them within easy reach. The middle drawer holds changing pad covers. The bottom drawer contains crib sheets and mattress pads. 

The tall dresser holds burp cloths and bibs, newborn and premie clothes, sleep sacks, and onesie and pants outfits. 

The end table (which will eventually have a chair beside it) holds her books and a small lamp for reading. 

Our nursery is organized and painted, but the decorating isn't quite finished. Stay tuned!