NURSERY//These Skubb boxes from IKEA have been a lifesaver for me in organizing the drawers in Aiden's nursery. I think I've purchased 6 sets of them now! They are perfect for holding all the little clothes and baby items! I have them in all his drawers and I even use one of the boxes to hold diapers and a few other items I am constantly using on top of our changing table.
YOUR BEDROOM// Most babies sleep in their parent's room for at least the first few months. If that is your plan make sure you have a clear traffic lane from your side of the bed (where baby will probably sleep) to the door. If your baby is going to sleep in your bedroom I would highly recommend getting some night lights for those late night feedings. The last thing you want when you are a MOMBIE walking at night is to bump in to something. I would also recommend finding a place where a sound machine can be easily accessed and think about a place to keep some extra burp cloths and a pacifier at an arms reach!
KITCHEN//When you think of a newborn you might not automatically think they'll take over your kitchen, but they do! I had to clean out a drawer for feeding supplies. You will have to store bibs, bottles and eventually plates, cups and silverware for your little one so go ahead and make space now.
BATHROOM// This is another room I did not think I needed to clear out for a baby, but then you quickly realize the baby needs to be bathed and the baby has towels, bath toys, special shampoos and body wash, etc. Think about where you will store your infant tub if you have one, where you will keep your baby's towels, cleaning supplies, etc. I have a large tin bucket that I keep by the tub to store all the toys and cleaning supplies so it's easily accessible. I also registered for and received this bath toy organizer that can hang on the shower wall.
FAMILY ROOM//My family room has quickly been overtaken with our bouncer, swing, activity mat, boppy and burp cloths galore. I often read Aiden books on the couch and our coffee table began to fill up with a mess of books, toys, burp cloths, etc. Honestly it was driving me nuts. So I bought a basket to hold all the loose baby items and it has helped a lot! And yes I organized the basket just for this picture. It never looks that nice. Haha.
I hope these tips can help you either now or later as you make room for a baby in your life and your home! Are there any other rooms that your baby and all their stuff has overtaken?