Storage Solutions for New and Expecting Parents

December 20, 2018

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Helpful Storage Solutions for New and Expecting Parents

From childproofing the kitchen to preparing a nursery room, there are lots of things that new and expecting parents have to do to get ready! In today’s blog from the team at Affordable Family Storage in Omaha, we share some tips for new and expecting parents on home preparation and how storage solutions can make a big difference!

Make it Safe!

It’s never too early to start thinking about safety at home! Childproofing your home can be a complicated task, so it’s best to start early and take it one step at a time. Here is a list of tips and some ways storage can help!

 

  1. Use child-proof outlet covers for all electrical outlets.

  2. Remove or secure all powerstrips and electronics.

  3. Tie off and cut short all pull-cords on window blinds and ceiling fans.

  4. Install security latches on cabinet doors in the kitchen and bathrooms.

  5. Consider installing locking door knobs for unsafe areas, such as utility rooms, basements, and garages.

  6. Consider installing non-locking door knobs for areas where a child might become locked inside, such as nurseries, bedrooms and bathrooms.

  7. Examine heavy furniture for stability, particularly tall shelves and entertainment centers.

  8. Look at your furniture carefully to find sharp edges that could cause an injury.

  9. Glass furniture should be examined carefully for sharp edges and the likelihood of shattering.

  10. From electronics to unstable furniture to glass items, if it’s not child-safe it’s best to put it into your storage unit.

 

There are many ways to prepare a safe home for expecting parents, so do additional research and consult with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about home safety!

Make Space!

Whether remodeling the guest bedroom into a nursery or moving furniture to make room for playtime, new and expecting parents always appreciate extra space! If you have extra furniture in your living space or boxes of old items in your garage, moving them into storage is a great way to give your home plenty of growing room. Parents accumulate lots of items as they raise their little ones, and often those items will be precious and sentimental for years to come. With a little planning, you can make lots of extra space in your home, and Affordable Family Storage is here to help!

Use Movers!

Movers aren’t just for moving into a new home! When you are preparing for your newborn, don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and have movers stop by to remove unneeded furniture and boxes. The movers can deliver these extra items directly to your storage unit, so you can stay home and focus on what’s important.

Affordable Family Storage is Here to Help

If you are a new or expecting parent, Affordable Family Storage is here to help you get ready. We are happy to serve our community in Omaha, with great customer service, secure facilities, and helpful information and advice. If you want to learn more, reach out to the team at Affordable Family Storage.

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