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Are you a nesting mama-to-be? Or maybe you're ready for a nursery organization makeover? A new baby makes us want to have everything fresh and clean and in its place, and there are so many great ideas out there to help you accomplish just that.
A couple of years ago when I found out I was expecting baby #6, we had just purchased a new home after moving cross country. I had settled on the number of bedrooms in the new house because we were having a hard time finding something quickly, and even though it would be tight, we could make it work. Literally TWO weeks later, we discovered we would be adding a new baby to our family. Joy was soon overcome by panic...where were we going to put her? Until we came up with a long-term solution, I had to come up with a short-term solution. We figured it out, and by using organization, we were able to fit everything we needed into a very small space.
You might be thinking similar thoughts...my space is too small, my budget isn't big enough, I don't know where to start...but with the ideas I'm sharing today, I think you'll see that a neat and organized nursery is very attainable for all spaces and budgets.
I've gathered some really clever tips and tricks that will help you get things in order, and be ready for that sweet baby to come! Click on the image to go to each project.
1. I just love these darling closet dividers, and they're easy to make! (Ashley Ann Photograpy)
2. Adding organizers onto the back of a closet door is brilliant -- it utilizes space you wouldn't normally have, and this is important especially if you're working with a small space. (The Avid Appetite)
3. Under the crib also provides valuable space! When there's a ruffle around the bottom of the crib, you can't see anything under there! Use totes to store anything from extra blankets to clothes that don't quite fit to items that aren't used very often. (A Lovely Lark)
4. How I love IKEA! They have so many organization products, and their prices are reasonable. These spice racks make the perfect bookshelves! (The Sweetest Digs)
5. I used two crates that I painted white to create a nightstand with plenty of storage for my baby's diapers and bath products. Inexpensive, and easy! You can find crates at Michael's, Joann Fabrics, and Hobby Lobby. Use a coupon -- you'll save up to 40%! (Simply Kierste)
6. Two-for-the-price-of-one! A changing table AND storage is achieved using a cube organizer. (Project Nursery)
7. If you don't have a crib ruffle, you can always try this darling idea! These are dollar store baskets that are painted and labeled with numbers. So inexpensive, and ADORABLE! Perfect for toys, blankets, and more! (Southern Lovely)
8. This is so clever! A tiered stand works perfectly on a nursery dresser for added storage that's easy to get to. (Project Nursery)
9. LOVE this idea! Stuffed animals can really add up, and repurposing these wall planters is such a great idea! (BHG via Centsational Girl)
10. Use fabric and plastic organizers inside your dresser drawers to keep all those tiny socks, shoes, and more organized! It allows for quite a bit to be stored without it feeling out-of-control. This post also contains other ideas for dollar store nursery organization! (My So Called Life)
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