“So, when are you moving?” When you’re living in a small space and expecting a baby, there’s a high chance that you will be bombarded with this question. Here at Garage Shelving, if there’s anything that we’ve learnt from our past clients, it’s that moving is not a prerequisite to having a child – even if you’re having twins.
After adding a ton of baby essentials to your shopping list, moving to a bigger home isn’t always probable and with the higher demand for micro lofts, spacious homes are becoming a scarcity. You’re not alone in trying to expand your family in a small space. You just have to find a cost-effective storage solution and be willing to compromise your current home décor to make use of the space available.
As always, Garage Shelving has got you covered. Below are a few tips that will help you to transform your home into a castle for you newborn.
Think “Double Duty”
You’ll want to keep your small space as organized as possible to avoid any confusion that might drive you over the edge. To do so, you’ll need to think “double duty” – using furniture that serve numerous functions. Mount your television to your living room wall if possible and make space for a table that can serve as your centre table or a changing table for the baby. Once your toddler is potty trained, you can find other uses for the table.
Living in a small space requires that you to be creative. You want to make your home appealing but you also want to have all your baby’s necessities in close proximity. If you’re occupying the same room with your baby, you can use your dresser or another piece of furniture to separate the baby’s area from yours. Hanging a sheer curtain is also a great way to separate the space. If you need a changing table in the room, think about using a folding table that you can easily store under the bed.
You’ll need to think out of the box when it comes to finding the right place to host items that you’re not quite ready to discard. Making sufficient vertical storage space can help to free up a lot of floor space and it decreases the possibility of your little one bumping into things when he/she starts walking.
- If your closet is overcrowded, consider setting up a light duty shelf with the right amount of space and aesthetic appearance to compliment the interior of your house. Packing items in boxes with specific labels and storing them on shelves will save you from wasting time running around to find things when you need them.
- Use wall space for hanging baby clothes and other items; it’s a great way to add a more homely décor to your space.
- Use a Lever Arch File for storing important loose papers and position it on a book shelf. Items like, Garage Shelving Document Boxes are a great solution for stocking away papers that you won’t need often.
As a parent, it’s natural to worry when you bring home your new born child – especially to a small space – but with a little creativity and affordable assistance from Garage Shelving, you can live comfortably.
Agree or not, your small home space might become a blessing once your baby transforms into a super-active toddler. With a small home, your bundle of joy will always be within your range of sight, making you feel more secure and relaxed as a parent. It’s not impossible to lose track of where your toddler walked off to when you’re living in a large house – and suddenly hide and seek will be less fun. Likewise, in homes with staircases…well, you get the idea.