If you are a parent-to-be or a proud mummy or daddy drowning in an ocean of tiny socks, mittens, and onesies, it is time for you to get your nursery organized. Although the baby does not care about the nursery’s organization, setting up certain things in the room/nursery will help them—and you—feel more comfortable and relaxed. First things first – Keep all toys, pillows, bumpers, and stuffed animals out of the little one’s sleep area. Next, think about getting a comfortable chair or a glider for the nursery – it is an essential piece of furniture since you will be spending a lot of time feeding the baby, reading, and even taking a nap. Nightstands or an end table is the second most important piece of furniture. It would be best if you incorporated the table next to the accent/glider chair – as it will come to use for housing smaller items like a cup of coffee, a glass of water, breast pumps, or even a burping cloth for a spit up that is bound to happen.

Looking after a little human being is not an easy job. Sleepless nights demand a good adjustable bed to balance schedules, and to handle a messy room. However, you and the little one will be right on track with these clever nursery organization tips. In this way – you will be saving time, money, and a smidgen of sanity along the way. So what are you waiting for? Here are eight nursery organization ideas that will help a long way ahead. So read on carefully as we also acquaint you with a few nursery storage ideas and hacks to keep that cupboard or little dresser clean, tidy, and fresh. Isn’t this exciting!

Have you noticed the space under the crib? – Truth be told – no one notices the ample storage space underneath the crib, as one is so involved with the rest of the nursery, looking for that tile or square to add in a basket or two for storage. If you need extra storage space, the crib is the perfect hub. You can add baskets to store small items like shoes, socks, stockings, and bibs. If you don’t like the look of the baskets or if you want to keep more oversized items under the crib ( things that you don’t access all the time), you can make do with a crib skirt to hide the storage. However, storing items underneath the crib will invite dust particles to gather, ensure you clean and dust the crib beneath regularly.

Dresser and changing table – While most dotting mums already know that one can convert a dresser to a changing table. However, this nursery hack is for mums and dads-to-be. Purchase a dresser that can double into a changing table because buying a changing table alone will not make sense, adding up to excessive furniture in the room that won’t be of any use in the future. Furniture that serves as double duty will go a long way, especially in a nursery. Likewise, today cribs have a feature where they can double into a toddler bed. This is another piece of nursery furniture tip to keep in mind before purchasing a crip for your bundle of joy.

Make your baby’s closet interesting – One of the best ‘inexpensive’ nursery organizing tips is to add a shelving unit inside the nursery’s closet. This little trick helps to keep the closet organized and, at the same time, provides additional storage for your toddler’s books and toys. The other advantage – you can uninstall the shelves and use the space for more oversized items to store. We also suggest you add storage bins to the closet. They come in handy, and they have handles for the little one to hold onto and pull with ease. In addition, these bins are made out of soft material, which is child-friendly. End of the day, these storage bins help make clean up much more manageable, don’t you think.

Fall in love with baskets – Don’t we all love natural textures and eco-friendly baskets? Adding a couple of these woven baskets to the nursery will help you to get organized. Baskets are everyone’s friend. You can use them to store toys around the house, and if you want to make it look like there aren’t toys in the basket, throwing a blanket or a throw on top will conceal it all. Altogether, these baskets are inexpensive and can be added to any corner of the room; it simply adds to the aesthetic look of the nursery.

Make use of the walls in the nursery – A helpful trick to get your nursery organized is hanging wire baskets on the wall for extra storage solutions. Ensure that the baskets are sturdy enough to hold blankets, diapers, or baby books. You should only add things you require within arm’s reach from the rocking chair or the changing table.

Floating shelves or ledge shelves – These shelves are thin, so they will not take up much space in the nursery. You can organize and store toys, books, stuffed animals, and other baby essentials on the ledge. These ledges can be placed next to the crib or close to the dressing table/changing table.

Hanging closet crates – Vertical storage space is the key to making your nursery look inviting, warm and neat. You can customize vertical shelving to match the nursery’s decor. It is perfect for housing more oversized items. Create your personalized hanging closet crates by using rope and recycled milk crates – as storage units.

Ottomans are the perfect storage units – Ottomans are a great option for parents wanting a little bit of extra storage space in their baby’s nursery. Ottomans with storage facilities can house stuffed animals, books, blankets, and even extra clothes. On the other hand, ottomans are a great addition to the nursery as they double up into a seat and a footrest stool for a mama’s tired feet.

So, mums and dads, these are our eight best nursery organization tips, and remember when everything is organized, you will be able to find what you need without much effort – even if you are half asleep. Keeping the baby’s room organized will also help you put things where they go when you are too tired to clean up.

Sarah Martinez

Sarah Martinez holds a Master’s in Lifestyle Journalism from Columbia University, focusing her 16-year career on lifestyle transformations and cultural insights. Since joining our editorial team in 2020, Sarah has provided her readers with tips on creating fulfilling lifestyles, mindfulness practices, and self-improvement strategies. Her background includes roles in lifestyle magazines and as a freelance writer. In her leisure time, Sarah is an amateur photographer and a participant in local storytelling events.

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