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4 Ideas for Helping a New Mom Get Organized

It is your baby’s first year of life and you have so many different adjustments to make and your houses that use to be like your life, well organized and structured, is far from that now.

Here are 4 helpful ideas that will put that nursery back into order, make the baby’s room look wonderful and organized just like pictures from those magazines you read so many months ago.  For a limited budget these 4 ideas will help you reorganize and make the baby’s first year of life happier and the whole family more organized.

  1. Basic boxes are inexpensive and functional.  A photo box size is perfect for all those little odds and ends that get lost in the drawers, for items that get stacked on dressers or even rolled under the crib.  For little girls these boxes are perfect for keeping hair bows, clips and head bands. Since the boxes can be stacked just about anywhere, they can be stored inside drawers, on the top of shelves or even under the crib.

  2. The use of open shelves in the nursery is ideal for displaying or storing books and small toys.  These shelves can be made of wood and painted to the nursery colors.  Another option would be purchase metal bins or even white or tan wicker for use in the baby’s room.  These open shelves are perfect for storage of special items that you would like to display in that baby’s first year plus putting organization back into the nursery because all toys and baby items will now have a place on a shelf.

  3. Use a creative space for storage.  Where can you find this area?  It is right under the crib.  Use plastic buckets that will fit in this space and can be purchased in any local store.  These can be colored coded and marked for the items that are stored for easy locating.  Or just use the nursery coloring and make the bucket colors blend or contrast with that scheme.  The use of decorative fabrics to cover the buckets, make a visible statement in the nursery while giving the baby’s room an excellent yet creative storage's first year

  4.  Become a labeler.  Pick up some closet organizers to divide the baby’s clothes into different sizes so you can find what you are looking for easily and quickly.  Arrange the sizes so that the clothes that the baby is using currently are in view, and then push the others to the back.   Once the baby has out grown a size of clothes and closet spacing is an issue, plan to store the clothes but keep the label with the baby items for easy reference for the next child.

Your baby’s first year of life goes by so quickly, so keep organized and enjoy each moment.