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Easy Tips for Maintaining an Organized Nursery

October 04, 2018
by HG Guest

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Like most new moms, when I set out to create a nursery for my little guy, I wanted it to be stylish but I also wanted it to be functional. I was nervous that I had to sacrifice one to achieve the other, but I’m happy to report that wasn’t the case. Throughout these first few months at home, my son and I have spent a lot of time in his nursery and I can confidently say that it’s definitely possible to design a gorgeous nursery that is functional and organized at the same time. And the best part is that this process doesn’t have to be difficult.

Today’s tips and tricks will help you create a space you and your little one love, not only because it looks great, but because it’s hardworking and organized too.

It’s All About Stylish Storage

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Storage is key when it comes to pretty much any space, and especially a nursery. The fellow moms reading today know all too well that babies come with a lot of stuff! There are lots of gadgets, accessories, and gifts that are bound to take up valuable space in this room so making a plan for these necessities is a must.

That’s where storage comes in. But not just any type of storage, I’m a big fan of stylish storage. HomeGoods has the best collection of baskets, in all different shapes, sizes, and styles and these baskets are a great way
to sneak some secret storage right in plain sight within the nursery.

 Containers Help Corral the Small Items

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Another way to keep all of your baby’s items organized is by adding containers, especially in places like the dresser and changing table. Like I mentioned before, babies have a lot of”stuff” and these items are often
teeny-tiny so keeping them organized is a way to ensure that they don’t go missing.


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HomeGoods has so many stylish containers to choose from, it’s fun to choose the perfect ones for your space. I found these white containers that work well by corralling all my baby’s tiny socks. I put two of these mini containers into one of his drawers and love how much function they add to the dresser. The bins not only keep items like baby socks organized, but they also remind me where to put these socks after they go through the laundry.

Utilize Vertical Space

You don’t need a huge room to create a hardworking and gorgeous nursery. I was fortunate to have a big room to work with, but I have seen plenty of small (yet mighty!) nurseries. The secret? Using vertical space for function and storage.


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These book ledges for example. If you don’t have room for a full bookcase, consider DIY-ing book ledges because they have a small footprint, yet allow you to store lots of books.


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Hooks are another simple way to add functionality without extra floor space. I hung a simple hook behind the door and love that I can hang our little one’s towel after his bath each night. And when he no longer needs a place to hang his baby towel, he can eventually use it to hang clothes or even his bookbag!

Baskets, Baskets, & More Baskets!


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I already talked about keeping the storage in the nursery stylish and one of the best ways to do this? Baskets! HomeGoods has the most amazing collection of wicker baskets, in literally every size. I love utilizing these baskets for just about everything and anything in the nursery.


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I used a large wicker basket as storage for all of my baby’s blankets. I especially love that this basket can be used in other parts of the home because it’s a classic piece that is extremely versatile.


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I used smaller baskets to store items like stuffed animals and toys and even added a basket on the top of the dresser for diaper changing. Adding baskets of all shapes and sizes adds a ton of storage while keeping your
nursery stylish!


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I even went as far to use a stylish basket to house this faux fiddle leaf fig. Wicker baskets are super functional, but they’re also a great way to add texture to a room and a nursery  is no different.

Pick up Some Baby Hangers

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Have you checked out the kids’ decor aisles at HomeGoods recently? There’s lots of adorable nursery decor (that’s often times hard to resist!), but there’s also usually a collection of baby-sized hangers that are perfect for a nursery… and a growing child!

The felt hangers I’ve seen at HomeGoods come in all sorts of colors, but I stuck with the neutral base to flow with the rest of the room. I love these felt hangers because they keep the closet extra organized! Plus, they’re the perfect size to grow up right along with your little one. And for those who are looking to add some of these mini felt hangers to your nursery closet, my advice would be to buy extra! You’re bound to collect lots of new clothes from family and friends for this stylish little one once he or she arrives.

Let Toys and Books Double as Decor


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And last but not least, the fun part — adding personal touches and decorating your adorable little nursery! In order to keep a stylish yet organized nursery, I encourage you to limit the amount of”stuff”the best that
you can so that the material items in this small space don’t become overwhelming.


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I know, I know, that’s easier said than done with little ones. My best tip for this is to allow some of the baby’s toys to work double duty as decor. I love displaying some of our little one’s toys and baby accessories on shelves. Someday he can take out that basket of stuffed animals but for now, that basket looks like the perfect accessory on the shelf. This will also cut down on the amount of extra stuff you need to buy to fill those shelves! Saving money and getting a look you love? Sounds like a win-win to me!


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These are all simple tricks, but together they make up a recipe for a stylish yet functional and organized nursery. With strategic storage, a plan to make the most of your vertical space, and a vision for some items to do double duty, I’m confident you can create a room you love and one that will work hard for this little one. And hopefully, once these basic (and stylish!) organization systems are in place, they will grow right alongside your baby!

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