Babies are tiny creatures with a LOT of baggage. Seriously, how can something so small require so much stuff? I swear my newborn had more clothes than I did (but seriously, her size is much cuter than mine).

Of course there are the diapers and the wipes and the creams and the onsies and the jammies and the nose suckers and the gas drops and the blankets and more blankets and then double everything for when the first set gets pooped or spit on, and that’s just the beginning.

Organizing baby gear can be overwhelming, especially if you’re working in a small space. But trust me, getting everything in order before the baby arrives is much easier than trying to find a diaper and the lost sock while your baby is screaming and your ten minutes late already. Here’s a few genius ideas for organizing a nursery room to keep mama and baby calm and collected.

    Don’t buy a changing table. Seriously, it’s the biggest waste of money. Instead, buy a dresser and put a changing pad on top. The dresser has more storage than a changing table ever dreamed of having, and you will use it for years after the changing table has been deemed useless. This dresser is from IKEA and I have the same one. It is ginormous and wonderful.nursery-1-1nursery-1

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    The crib is a great hiding place for extra storage. These rollaway Rubbermaid’s fit perfectly and work great for extra diapering materials so you’re never left without the essentials.nursery-2

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    Baby clothes are darling, so why not keep them out? This is also perfect if you don’t’ have a lot of dresser or closet space.nursery-3

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    No nursery? No problem. A lot of people don’t have a dedicated nursery space, and this cart is the perfect answer. Keep everything you need in one spot and simply roll it wherever you need it.nursery-4

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    Baby clothes are tiny, so you don’t need a lot of space to store everything you need. This is a great way to create a closet when you don’t have one. It has everything you need in one space, with room for clothes, blankets, and baskets for jammies and accessories.  nursery-5

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    Don’t forget about using every square inch of space you have. This is a great over-the-door organizer that utilizes space that is often lost. It makes a perfect space to store burb cloths, toys, wipes, bows, hats, or anything you need within arms reach.nursery-6

 

    When my baby boy was born, I put a pegboard up in his room and it was one of the best decisions ever. It’s so versatile and adorable. When he was a baby, I used it for pacifiers and diaper cream and now it hangs hats and ties and shoes.nursery-7

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