Living in a small home can be challenging as it is – add a baby into the equation and even those who believed they had their space under control may find themselves completely unprepared. While babies don’t take up that much space, their stuff certainly does.
4 practical ways to get your house ready and cleverly create extra storage space
1. Keep the most-used toys, clothes and baby items on the easiest-to-reach shelves
It’s quite natural to accumulate adorable baby outfits, toys and equipment, as babies grow up so fast. However, keep only the necessities within reach and stow the ‘nice-to-haves’ out of the way in your wardrobes, in under-bed boxes, or on high shelves over doorways to prevent cluttering.
2. Vertical storage space with ceiling-mounted curtains
Floor-to-ceiling shelving is a smart and practical way to add extra storage space to your small home. It holds a huge amount and is extremely convenient for storing things away. Nevertheless, organising everything so that it looks nice on the shelving can feel like a hassle. That’s why full-length curtains in front of the shelving work brilliantly to keep the messy storage space out of sight.
3. Essentials only
To make sure everything fits well in your home, declutter before going on a shopping spree. Before buying, think twice about how often you’re going to use the new purchase, and where it will sit in your house. Instead of buying equipment and furniture that only serves one function, invest in multi-purpose items. If you have a Baby Wish List, keep the items small and let friends and family know. If you are gifted an item too large to keep or store, pass it along to someone who may be able to appreciate it more.
4. Hooks and floating shelves
A quality and properly-installed floating shelf can support up to 40-50 pounds of books or baby items. You can install them on an empty wall, or in nooks and crannies to create as much extra storage space as possible.
Install lots of hooks to hang toys and things like clothing, baby supplies and laundry bags. You can even hang up bigger items like a baby walker or folding stroller.
While living in a small space with your baby can be a challenge, trust yourself to know what you and your baby really need, and allow yourself to get rid of the items that are only there to clutter up your home.
If you have items, clothes or belongings with sentimental value and can’t find it in your heart to part with them, Cube Self Storage is what you need. We act as a safe, affordable and convenient storage space for all your items, making sure that they will always be there to relive memorable moments, or to pass on to the next generation. Give us a call today on 0800 027 2668 and let our storage specialists help you make space for your baby!