New baby at home?
These 5 simple storage ideas will help keep your home organized, and your life spit-up free!
Okay, maybe we can’t guarantee that last part, but we sure can keep your home from a baby-gear takeover.
First and foremost...
1.) Rent a Self-Storage Unit
Renting a self storage unit near your home will provide you with the opportunity to place items into a location that is easily accessible, keeping your home free from gizmos and gadgets you are not in immediate need of. Plus, with all different sizes available to fit your specific needs, finding one that doesn’t break the bank is simple (and well worth the minimal cost).
2.) Sort in Real-Time
Have your baby clothes organized by size when hanging up and then place them directly into clearly marked bins as your baby outgrows them to save you the time and hassle of sorting through your baby’s closet later on. Keep the bin for each size you are currently into open and ready for receiving. All you’ll need to do is pop a lid on that bad boy and bring it to your storage unit when done.
3.) Take It Apart
Did you know most of your baby gear can be broken down into smaller sizes by removing legs, folding up parts and simply reading the instructions (killer, we know—but check them out!). Be sure to clean items thoroughly and wrap pieces carefully using bubble wrap and duct tape, keeping small screws/accessories attached in a ziplock bag. Label items accordingly and keep the instructions nearby, so that when you pull them out of your storage unit, you can reassemble them with ease.
4.) If they’ve lost interest playing with it...
...Box it up! Just like your “real time” clothing sort method, keep a bin nearby clearly marked with your child’s age group so that you can place toys away in storage for another day. You can cycle through toys every few weeks to keep items fresh and interesting, so that toys don’t infiltrate every aspect of your living space.
5.) Keep Things Up-To-Date
When renting a self-storage unit for your baby gear, be sure to keep an updated checklist of items you have on hand so that you are aware of what’s in your unit and where. Numbering or color coordinating boxes can also help you remain organized.
“All those cliches, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood - all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience.” —Penelope Cruz
Being a parent has its challenges, but it is also the most rewarding and heart-warming journey you can go on. So embrace the messes, laugh at the craziness and snuggle that wee one all you can. These are the happiest of times. Enjoy them!
To your growing family and organized, spit-up free home! (Here’s to hoping!)
Congratulations to you!