Bringing a baby into this world is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have. Planning for their arrival, however, can be one of the most stressful. But it doesn’t have to be. Turning a spare bedroom into a nursery can be a rewarding experience if you plan efficiently. Consider these tips before you get started.
Naturally, creating an entirely new room means getting rid of all of the old stuff that used to take up space. Try creating three piles: keep, donate and trash. This is a great way to get organized and also purge what you don’t need anymore. You can drop off your donations at your local Goodwill or at a Re-Use Center inside U-Haul locations. If you find your keep pile is too big to store in your home, consider renting a storage unit or try any of these storage and organization tips.
One of the first things to decide on is a theme. Most major baby retailers offer all-inclusive bedding sets; from ballerinas to monsters and everything in between.
But if you want something a little more unique and personalized, then you may want to take the DIY approach. Websites like Pinterest and Etsy make it fun and easy to plan, find inspiration, and purchase one-of-a-kind items.
You’d probably want to paint too and choose a baby type color. Painting is a good way to freshen up a room. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to do this- you don’t want your baby’s room to have any traces of paint fumes.
Before you begin to fill the room with your baby’s clothes and furniture, you might want to make sure the room is extra clean. Your little one will be crawling all over that bedroom in no time, so be sure to clean your floors very well. If you have carpet, you can rent a Rug Doctor for a deep clean or spot clean with other products. Other areas to deep clean are windows and blinds. Try to do several weeks before the arrival of your baby to allow the cleaning product scents to disperse.
The must-haves for every nursery include a crib (preferably a convertible crib that grows with your child), changing table, dresser, and a rocker or glider for those long, sleepless nights.
While this time may be stressful, try to relax and enjoy every minute, because once your baby has arrived, time will surely fly.
How did you decorate your child’s nursery? Share your thoughts below.