Organizing your Baby’s Closet

When you have a baby, you inevitably have a lot of stuff to organize. It is important to make the most of your nursery closet space, even if you don’t have a big closet to work with. Maximizing the use of closet spaces that are normally ignored will help you to efficiently store all of your baby’s equipment and clothing.

Because baby things are generally small, you will most likely need to install a closet organizer or you’ll be wasting space. You can install wire rack shelving fairly easily, with little equipment, and for just a little money. You could use short shelves, cabinets or a small dresser on the floor if you don’t want to install shelving or an elaborate closet system.

Use the space on the back of the closet door. A shoe organizer is handy for keeping all of those baby shoes straight. One with pockets may work better than one with wide pegs because the pegs are generally too large for tiny shoes. Pockets are handy for storing other things, too, like socks, mittens, hats, gloves, and even medical supplies that you want to keep out of reach. You can also install a hat organizer and use it for diaper bags, backpacks, emergency overnight bags, and other large hanging items. A hanging ribbon with clips makes a great place for hanging baby bows, head bands, barrettes and ponytail holders. You can even hang earrings and jewelry here to keep them up high out of baby’s reach.

Making sure that everything has a specific place to go will help you to keep the nursery organized. Don’t forget to maximize the space in the closet. The front corners of the closet are normally ignored, but make perfect places for corner shelves. Cubbies up and down the height of the closet make great places for keeping things like diapers, wipes, bags, blankets, sheets, towels, and cloth diapers. Baskets can be put in the cubby spaces for keeping smaller items organized. This is handy for keeping medications and other hazardous items up high and inaccessible.