Organizing a Nursery Affordably

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Organizing a nursery can be difficult if you do not know where to start. We spend time buying nice furniture. But, when we get to organizing the room, we sometimes fall short in organizing the small areas like drawers and closets. There were a few pieces of furniture in the room. And, see how we bought items from the dollar store and discount stores and repurposed items from other areas of the home to organize this nursery. See how we organized the room for the newborn on the cheap.

This what the crib looked like before. It became a catchall for the other stuff in the room. From supplies to clothing for the baby, there was everything in this crib except for the newborn. The baby wasn't even using it at the time. See the shoe bins on the side of the crib, we will be using them later.

So we started taking things out and created bins in the closet for particular clothing for the newborn. We went through the bins and piles of clothes and got rid of the outgrown clothing. We ended up with three large bags to donate later with well-organized bins that were stored in the closet to use when needed. It was easier to have the everyday needed items in these bins because we could do a quick grab each morning. Hanging these everyday clothes and fabrics was a waste of time. And we were trying to save time in the morning routine. NOTE: this bin is super affordable and can be found anywhere. Two across and 4 up Cubbies would also work in this closet as well to organize the baby's frequently used items.

Having a cabinet section for extra supplies in the changing table was more convenient than having them in another room. Here is another bin we had from another decluttering project we did not use any longer.

We made sure to label these areas just in case we finished them and forgot to replenish them.

In the drawers, we used the top drawer closest to the changing area for quick-grab items, creams for diaper rash, nail clippers, thermometers, nose plungers, etc... This drawer organizer was repurposed from another room where we did not use it any longer.

The second drawer down was for socks and newborn shoes and changing pad covers for quick swap out. Here is one of the shoebox bins we used.

The bottom drawer was for pants. They were not used all the time so the pants were only for when the baby went out of the house.

And here is the crib now! The baby now has a place to sleep. Yay.

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  • Flipturn Flipturn on Apr 21, 2021

    So you bought a change table for $100 and put supplies and clothes inside?

    Is that the affordability component in the project title?

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