Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your baby! If you’re wondering how to prep the home for the little one’s arrival, the tips below are for you. By putting in the effort now, you can settle in easier with a newborn at home.
Create Stations Around the House
This is an exciting time but also a chaotic one! The last thing you want to have to do is go to the other end of the house to get diapers or a bottle when your cutie is crying in your arms.
To make your life easier, set up stations around the house for feeding and changing. For example, consider keeping diapers in more places than just the nursery. You might also have stacks in the bedroom and living room, for example. Add wipes and other essentials at each station.
To keep these areas tidy, put the must-haves into bins or baskets. Not only will these storage containers help you keep stuff together, but they will also look attractive.
Get the Needed Supplies – and Plenty of Them
Heading to the store for things you need will be more challenging once the baby arrives than it was before. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be a lot of necessities for the new baby and you, so make sure you stock up on those things now.
Buying a big box of diapers, for example, makes more sense than a smaller one. Also, try to store extras in bins to keep them organized and easy to find when you require them down the road.
Declutter to Make Space for the Baby
Now that you have the items to meet the newborn’s needs, you’ll have to find the space to store them. Even in a small place or if you don’t have a designated nursery, we can still help you do so by getting creative with storage solutions.
An upcoming baby also has a way of shifting parents’ priorities, so you might find that certain things that seemed critical before are now easier to part with. Finding more space is possible by adding shelves to walls, closet organizers, and more.
In addition to clearing drawers and closet space for the baby’s things, also create room in the kitchen. Larger drawers in the kitchen area are great for storing breastfeeding supplies or formula and then more solid foods for them in the future. Choose low drawers so that your little one can reach their snacks when they get old enough to walk.
Sort Their Clothes by Size
It’s probably a fair assumption to say that you have quite a few baby clothes by now. To save time and energy weeding through piles to find something for the newborn to wear each day, organize them based on size before the baby gets here.
The smallest ones will go in the dresser for easy access, while the larger ones can go into totes for use later. Be sure to label each bag so that you know the size as babies grow quickly!
As the due date approaches, reach out to us for additional organizational tips to suit your unique home and preferences. We can also help you maintain storage systems after the baby’s arrival. We are wishing your family much happiness!