Making Room for Your Baby In a Small Space

Tips And Tricks

August 23rd, 2021

Making Room for Your Baby In a Small Space

While experienced parents may tell you that you need a much bigger home, making a smaller apartment work for a new baby is very possible. You simply have to know how to maximize the space that you do have and be willing to compromise on a few things, including your decor, to make room for the baby. There is no need to buy or rent a new home right away because you have added another member. You can make use of a few of the following tips and turn your small space into a great place to raise your family.

Self Storage Spaces

Homeowners or renters who have limited space need to think outside the box or, in this case, above the box. Self Storage is the key to organizing small spaces and it can work perfectly for when your new addition arrives.
  • If you are lacking closet space, consider hanging a bar on the wall and display your baby's clothes. Not only does this get them out of the way, but it can be a great addition to the décor.

Hidden Storage in Empty Spaces

  • Take advantage of modular storage units that can be suspended directly from the ceiling. Whether you want to store extra clothes or baby supplies, it is a great way to get them out of your way and keep them from causing clutter in your home.

Double-Duty Furniture

A baby in your home can easily overwhelm you and leave you with a mess. Organizing your small space is the only way you are going to be able to keep yourself sane. A great way to get organized is to make your furniture do double-duty.
  • Utilize seating that can be also used for storage. A bench can hold clothing and other essentials that you do not wish to display.
  • You may prefer the stylish look of your entertainment center, but putting your television on a beautiful dresser will also provide you with hidden storage space.

Use a Dresser as a Changing Table

  • Why buy a changing table when you can convert a dresser? Once you no longer need the changing table, you can go back to just using it as a dresser. It’s an easy way to save money and space!

Space for the Necessities Small spaces are going to require you to get a little creative. You don't want to decorate the entire home with baby stuff, but there are certain things you can do to make sure the baby has what he or she needs.

Divide Up Your Existing Rooms

  • If your baby is sharing your bedroom, use furniture to separate the space in the bedroom. A large, heavy bookcase can give you extra storage and create a separation from your area and your baby's area.
  • Sheer curtains are also a great way to create separation in rooms and it will still give you a light and airy feeling in your small space.
  • Install additional closet rods for the shorter baby clothing to organize and divide the clothes.

Use Portable/Foldable Baby Furniture

  • Utilize space for a fold-down changing table. When you are not using it, simply fold it back up to get it out of the way.
When you bring your baby home from the hospital, you may go into panic mode thinking that your space is just too tiny for everything that comes with your bundle of joy. However, with a little creativity and organizing, you can all survive comfortably in your small home. And, if you need some more room or a place to temporarily store some belongings while you adjust to your new lifestyle, rent a storage unit when making room for the baby. Any of our Minnesota self storage locations would be happy to help you and guide you to rent the storage space that best suites your needs.

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