Children's names and ages: Isabella, 2 months
Location: Oxford, CT
Items used for the project and favorite part of the storage solution:
When we were expecting our first baby we realized that we needed some serious storage for all the stuff that accompanies the arrival of a baby.
In the nursery we had a standard reach-in closet with just a single hanging rod behind bi-fold doors. We built these storage units and drawers all from plywood. We decided to leave off the bifold doors entirely, since they just took up space in the room. Baskets keep everything neat and tidy (and labels help Dad to find things, too). With shelves and drawers in the closet we no longer need shelves or a dresser in the room, which leaves more space for playing!
What's your best storage tip for families with children?
Babies come with a lot of stuff, and while hand-me-downs are great, what do you do with all those clothes and toys while they're waiting for the next kid in line to need them (or when your sister has dumped a load of clothes on you that won't fit your child for 3 years)? I've found that the cardboard box that the value box diapers come in are great for attic or basement storage of clothes and toys. It's free and it's recycling!
Thanks for your entry, Anne!