Creating space for your baby

Having an organized room is very important because let's face it, with a baby comes a lot!

From rompers to socks, diapers and wipes, the list goes on. Having a place for everything will help you during quick diaper changes, constant diaper changes and midnight feedings.

If you're expecting, here are some ideas to help you create a neat and organized nursery!

The first part of the space organization process is to create a space to store clothes.

The two key areas for storing clothes are, of course, the wardrobe and the chest of drawers. First, decide which clothes you can fold. Use the top drawer of your dresser to store overalls, pants, pajamas, wraps, and socks if you have room. It is helpful to use small compartments to organize each of these types of clothing. Rolling clothes will keep them neat and allow you to see each one.

Hang baby clothes that don't fit in the closet. It is better to hang sweaters, jackets and sweatshirts in the closet. You can also choose to hang larger size clothes until your baby is big enough to fit into that size. This will free up space in your dresser for clothes that now fit and make it easier to see what you already have in the next size.

Next are essentials like diapers, wipes and creams. If possible, keep these items organized in the top drawer of your dresser or changing table. Using small compartments and/or containers will help keep each item organized. In addition to using a chest of drawers to store diapers, you may also need a cart or stroller that can be moved from room to room. This will make changing the diaper on the spot much easier.

Finally, what about all those toys and books? Storing toys in our baskets is a great way.

Use a basket appropriate to the size of the toy. Keep your books on a shelf or in a basket. Mark one of the bins with "souvenirs" so it can be used for special items.