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Make your daily life simple with these easy-to-follow nursery organization ideas!
Organizing Your Baby's Nursery
Preparing your baby's nursery is one of the most exciting parts of pregnancy. Of course, we want it to be perfect, with perfect colors and furniture, not too cluttered, organized, and efficient.
While preparing everything else around you for the new arrival of your little one, getting your nursery ready can be stressful and very time-consuming. We hope this post will provide you will all your nursery organization tools, ideas, and tips for a smoother preparation and a memorable and fun experience!
These nursery organization ideas will save you time and money in preparing for the arrival of your baby!
#1 Pro Tip for organizing your baby's nursery and keeping it organized-
Create Separate Areas using the 5 ZONE METHOD
1. DIAPER CHANGING ZONE
2. READING + ROCKING ZONE
3. PLAY + TUMMY TIME ZONE
4. CLOTHES + SHOES + MISCELLANEOUS ZONE
5. SLEEP ZONE
Dividing the room into separate zones will save you space and time when cleaning up. Having a diaper changing area, play area, nursing nook, and dresser for clothing and miscellaneous baby essentials is necessary.
Diaper Changing Station
Simple is only what you need on top of your dresser if used as a diaper changing station.
- Needed items include: baby changing table topper, canisters for baby quick grab necessities, bin or basket, small lamp, and a decor item but don't overdo it.
Play Area + Tummy Time
With our two little ones, I have learned having a designated play area with designated storage bins and baskets is a LIFESAVER! It makes clean-up time easier for mom and dad and teaches your little one how to clean up.
- Keep a spot for your tummy time mat for easy pull-in and out.
We've ranked the 5 best tummy time mats for 2022 below with links - All of these mats are top-rated and easy stow-away for optimal organization.
I recommend the number five mat because I bought one similar for my daughter, she is two, and we still use this. I learned with your same ole' tummy time mats, they get bored with the same stimulation objects every day. So with this basic mat, we would add our own stimulation objects/toys for her and rotate them daily.
Now that she is two, we use it for a changing mat. (still working on that potty training.) And, yes, it is machine washable! Her changing essentials are in the bottom drawer, and her mat is always there next to it. They also have boy themed ones too!
Nursing Nook + Reading Area
The Nursing Nook area strongly needs a rocker and ottoman, nursing pillow, blanket, nightstand with drawer, and shelving for storage. Low-wattage lamp and sound machine. Making this area the reading area, with wall shelving for book storage, makes the perfect Nursing + Reading Nook.
Photo Credit: Project Nursery
- Use picture ledges to display your baby's books.
- Keep your nursing pillow, blanket, and burp clothes nearby.
- Use a floor or small table lamp with low wattage next to your rocker. This Sleepy Baby LED Nursery Light works wonders!
- I couldn't live without our nightstand and lamp next to our rocker in the nursery.
Dresser + Clothes + Miscellaneous
Drawer dividers and small baskets or bins are great for organizing your baby's dresser. Below are some ideas we found that are excellent examples of sufficiently organizing your nursery drawers.
Separate your drawers by categories like changing essentials, onesies, size, shoes, or any sort that works best for you.
It is wise to have your changing station and nursing nook close to the crib for the most efficiency during sleepless nights, and remember to keep your baby's crib safe! Read about baby sleep safety here.
Nursery Closet Organization Ideas | 2022
Decorating your nursery closet can be exciting but also frustrating. These nursery closet ideas below will make planning your nursery closet much more effortless.
All you need to organize your nursery closet are a few simple products: baskets and bins, over the door storage, baby hangers, dividers with labels, DIY shelving or store-bought closet inserts, and some baby decor staples to finish the job.
Here are some of our favorite nursery closet inspirations we found.
Simple Nursery Closet Organization Ideas
Photo Credit: Home and Hollow
Items included in these idea photos:
Photo Credit: Container Store and Project Nursery
Completing your nursery is a significant milestone in your pregnancy. When it is all finished, the sense of accomplishment and relief is so great!
We hope this post helps you plan and organize your baby's nursery smoothly.
Have a beautiful and safe delivery!