How to Prepare Your Home for a New Baby

January 23, 2019

New parents holding newborn baby

How to Prepare Your Home for a New Baby

Before you bring home your first bundle of joy, it is crucial that you take the time to properly prepare your home. Take some time to assess the state of your home, plan for a nursery, and find room to store the large amounts of baby gear you will need. Read on to find out how to get ready with Affordable Family Storage.

Decide on a Nursery Location

Whether it is an extra bedroom or a rarely used office, decide on the room that you will convert to your nursery. Clear out the extra furniture, beds and boxes so you will have room for your crib, changing table, and feeding area. Find easily accessible places to store the necessities for each job, like diapers, burping rags, and wipes.

Declutter Your Home

You are going to want to have as little unnecessary clutter around your house as you can. Whenever possible, it is always best to keep things simple in the months after your newborn comes home. You are going to be spending so much energy caring for your newborn, the more extra stuff you can move out of the house and into storage the better.

Self-Storage for Excess Furniture

As you declutter your home, you are going to need to decide what to do with any furniture that isn’t baby-friendly. One solution is to rent a self-storage unit to store these items temporarily. Ensure you choose a facility that offers climate-controlled units, so that your belongings are protected over the long-term in storage.

Baby-Proof Your Furniture

Once your baby begins to move around it is important that you take the time to ‘baby-proof’ your furniture. Cover sharp edges or exposed metal on your furniture. Glass furniture is another example of an item best placed in storage. Whether you move these items into storage or you simply add padding to the sharp edges, make sure your home’s furniture is baby-proof.

Install Gates

Baby gates are incredibly useful for those who have excitable pets, but they are also great for excitable toddlers! Put up baby gates to keep toddlers out of unsafe areas of the home, and also to keep pets out of baby-only spaces.

Stock Up on Supplies

Make sure you stock up on anything you will need on a day-to-day basis for your child. You will need diapers, wipes, ointment, baby shampoo, and the list goes on. If you have the available space, prepare for the future by stocking up on these supplies ahead of time.

Contact Affordable Family Storage Today

If you need a climate-controlled storage unit to keep all of your furniture and excess items while you prepare your home for a new baby - consider Affordable Family Storage. We offer affordable rates and the highest quality storage in the Omaha area. Call our team today at 402-415-2165 to learn more.

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