10 Reader Tips for Nursery Organization

Nesting a Nursery

As a soon-to-be new mom, I recently asked readers for their best nursery organization tips. Thank you for the great responses! My husband and I are mostly done choosing the décor for our little one's new space (tour to come after he's born!), so now it's time to organize all of those burp cloths, onesies and swaddle blankets we've been gifted. Here are your helpful tips along with your favorite organization products, rolled-up, all in one place!

1. Drawer Dividers: To use drawers more efficiently and keep small items separated, divide drawers with boxes or small baskets. Reader Favorite: SKUBB Storage Boxes

2. Changing Table: Ditch the changing table and instead opt for a dresser topped with a changing tray.

3. Laundry Hamper: Place the laundry hamper in reach of the changing area.

4. Organize Clothing by Length: Because there's no real standard for baby clothing sizing, organize items by length, not by tag size.

5. Hanging Sweater Bags: Opting for seater bags in the closet are great for extra blankets and other bulky items. Purchasing a sweater bag with drawers can even eliminate the need for a dresser. Reader Favorite: I Think I Canvas Hanging Closet Storage with Small or Large Drawers

6. Shoe Organizer or Wall Pockets: Hang a set of wall pockets or an over-the-door shoe organizer to store smaller items, such as bibs, pacifiers and toys. Reader Favorite: KUSINER Wall Pockets.

7. Outgrown Clothing: Clothing that has been outgrown should be stored away in the closet, preferably in a bin or basket where it's neatly contained.

8. Closet Organization: Opting for bin storage, cube storage or even a bookshelf in a closet instead of hanging clothes takes better advantage of vertical storage space. Reader Favorite: BESTA Shelf Unit with Baskets.

9. Everyday Items: Products and clothing that are used daily should be easily accessible, not tucked away. Whether its using an out-of-sight, out-of-reach basket to store extra pacifiers or using the top drawer of your combo changing table/dresser to store diapers, creams and wipes, having these items within arm's reach will make staying organized much easier.

And...the best piece of advice yet...

10. Flexibility: Your organization needs will change over time, so be flexible with your space and how you organize it.

(reader Emily/ Super Duper Closet System)

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Landis is a ceramic artist who hand-makes heirloom-quality pottery for the kitchen, table, and home. She writes about tabletop design and entertaining for The Kitchn and lives in Maplewood, NJ with her husband and toddler.