Having your first child does not necessarily mean you need to immediately find a large house with a garden and big back yard. Following are some simple yet effective ways to make room for your new little one without moving out of your townhouse or apartment.
Getting rid of clutter is the first step in preparing your home for the arrival of your new little one. Be realistic in determining what items to keep, which to sell, and what to give away or simply throw out. Having a child means you will likely have less time for a hobby you hardly get around to today. You will also want to consider the fact that some small, fragile and/or sharp hobby items and knick knacks can pose a danger to your baby once he or she starts crawling or walking.
Maximize Closet Space
Reputable companies such as Closet & Storage Concepts of Phoenix and Scottsdale can create custom closets that can hold far more than a regular closet. A customized closet not only allows you to store a multitude of items with ease, but it also makes it easy for you to keep clothes, books, shoes, accessories, diapers, and toiletries organized at all times.
Use Vertical Space
Your walls can provide a plethora of storage opportunities. You can hang a diaper bag from the wall and use it to store not only diapers but also wet wipes and a changing pad. Use wall shelves for items that you use all the time and to display decorative items that won’t fit anywhere else in the room. Hooks and pegs are sure to come in handy and can be used for coats, belts, towels, bathrobes, diaper bags, and many other items.
Consider Double Duty Furniture
In a small space, double duty furniture can help you maximize the space you do have. Storage ottomans, chairs, even storage tables can help you ensure you have plenty of room for your little one. As your child grows up, using a wall bed and desk combination can help them have a study area, play area, and sleeping space.
Choose Space Efficient Accessories
Choose accessories that don’t take up a lot of space. An extra-collapsible stroller won’t take up as much room as a regular one. A clip-on high chair takes up little floor space and is easy to store when not in use. A foldable baby bathtub can easily be hung off a hook behind the bathroom door when not in use. A small, foldable walker is not only easier to store than a large one but also easier for baby to get around in.
Making space for a baby doesn’t need to be a stressful experience. Consider the tips outlined above and adapt them to suit your particular needs. As baby grows, continue to modify your home and storage space to best suit your needs. Don’t hesitate to call Closet & Storage Concepts in Scottsdale to help you create storage solutions for your whole family.
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