While preparing for baby, one of the biggest milestones is setting up the nursery for your little one’s arrival.
I love helping mama-to-be’s organize their baby’s nursery, because having a place for everything gives them such a sense of peace. My favorite nursery organization hacks are simple ones, but they are extremely effective!
1. Use Draw Dividers
Using drawer dividers has always been one of my favorite nursery organization hacks, because it’s a tip that helps you maintain order.
Use drawer dividers when using any drawer in the nursery, whether it be for baby clothes or diaper changing essentials.
This will keep all like-items sorted together for easy access when you’re in the midst of frequent clothes and diaper changes.
2. Fold Baby Clothes Efficiently
Another tip that I love is to learn how to fold baby clothes efficiently.
Once you have your drawer dividers, decide what type of clothes goes into each bin or basket. Then either roll or file fold the clothing into its’ place.
Folding baby clothes in this manner helps you see all baby’s clothing at a bird’s eye view and it helps maintain your organized drawers.
Related: How to Organize Baby Clothes by Size
3. Use Wall Storage
There is something about being able to see everything you need right in front of you, which is why I love utilizing wall storage while organizing a nursery.
This could look as simple as adding a couple of nursery shelves to hold baby shoes or books.
You can also attach wire baskets to the wall to organize bows, hats and blankets.
What I love is about this option is that it’s both effective and adds a decorative touch to the nursery walls as well.
4. Use the Back of a Door
Much like using wall storage for nursery organization, you can also use an over-the-door rack for a massive storage system. You can place these on the back of the nursery door or the baby’s closet door.
I love this nursery organization hack, because it allows you to store and organize so many things!
I’ve used these to store diaper changing supplies, baby bottles, pumping supplies, baby shoes and more.
5. Have a Too Small Basket
This is a simple, but really useful tip. Have a basket nearby dedicated to baby clothes that are too small.
When you’re putting clean laundry away, when you come across clothes that you know your little one has grown out of, simply throw it in your too small basket.
Every so often you can transfer the clothing into long-term storage, but having a smaller basket handy will help you have a place for them when you may be in a hurry.
6. Use Closet Dividers
Closet dividers are really helpful in giving yourself a bird’s eye view of what hanging clothes you have available for baby in each size.
You’ll usually get a ton of baby clothes at your baby shower in various sizes, so using dividers will allow you to know which size you have at hand at a quick glance.
Related: How to Organize the Nursery Closet
7. Have Changing Essentials Handy
A truly organize nursery is when everything has its place in an efficient manner. You want the way you organize your nursery to make life easier when baby arrives.
Having diaper changing essentials handy in your changing station is a must-do if you want this to happen.
I recommend keeping diapers, wipes, lotion, diaper cream, a nose frida and saline, and a thermometer right near where you change baby the most.
This could be a drawer using drawer dividers, in a basket on top of the changing table or in a wire-basket on attached to the wall.
8. Utilize Under Crib Space for Storage
You can store so many things under the crib, so if you’re short on space this is a great idea.
You can use bins, baskets or under-bed storage bags to store literally anything, but I’ve seen under crib storage space often used for bulk diapers, baby blankets, seasonal clothes, and long-term too small clothing.
9. Use Baskets for Literally Everything
I use baskets for everything in my home, including the nursery.
In the nursery closet, use baskets to sort like items together on a shelf or even on the floor.
You can use baskets to hold stuffed animals, baby blankets and more.
10. Use Hooks and Hangers
Lastly, using hooks and hangers is a simple but effective way to organize baby items.
I especially like using hooks on the inside walls of baby’s closet wall. You can use them to hold baby hats, bows and headbands, and more.