Here are three ideas to help maximize your space
Because so much is involved with having a baby, it can be easy for things to be overlooked. This is especially true if the impending bundle of joy is your first. You have to think about all of the supplies you’ll need, your birthing plan, what name to choose, and a million other small but important details.
An area that you have hopefully given some thought to is where the baby will sleep in your home. And while it would be nice if you had a big nursery for him or her, you may not have that luxury right now. But don’t worry; even with a small space, you can figure out how to accommodate everyone with the right tips.
Get smart with your storage
If the baby will be sharing your bedroom, you have to use every inch available. This means taking advantage of the space under the bed and dresser or anywhere else that will allow you to store diapers, clothes, and whatever else you need. You should also think about going up. If you don’t have a lot of floor space, use the walls. Shelving can be an excellent way to get more out of a small room. Even towel rods and hanging baskets could work.
Bring in versatile furniture
There are basically three pieces of furniture you’ll need for your baby: crib, changing table, and dresser. And while you may be stressing out imagining all of these items crammed into an already small room, the good news is that three-in-one combinations are available. Another option is to make room in your dresser for baby clothes and utilize it as the changing table.
Better use your closet
There are a lot of things to do before the baby comes, and one thing on your list should be cleaning out your closets. Chances are you have a lot of things in there you no longer use or want, and getting rid of them will give you more space for the baby stuff. Plus, if it’s big enough, you may actually be able to use it as the baby’s room, or at least as a potential spot for the crib or a bassinet.
No matter the size of your home, when your baby first arrives, there will be a certain adjustment period before everyone is comfortable. And because this can be a stressful and hectic time, you definitely don’t want to have to worry too much about things like furniture and storage. Planning ahead is the best way to do this, and the above tips can help.
Be sure to enjoy your baby while he or she is small, because it won’t be long before they’ll need their own room, and then you’ll probably have to think about moving. Or if you’d rather look for a bigger home now complete with a room for baby, get in touch with Dante Disabato. He’ll help you find the right-sized home your family will love. Call us at 239-537-5351 or just fill out our online contact form.