Bringing your baby home is incredibly exciting. But as you settle into parenthood, the reality of limited space in your cosy home can quickly become a daily struggle (“Where do I store the nappies; where can I put the crib?”). It’s natural to wonder how you’ll fit everything in, especially without a designated nursery.  

It might seem like the only option is to pack it all in and move into a bigger (and more pricey) place, but the truth is, there’s a ton of room in your home waiting to be used. With a few small space ideas and some design inspiration, you can turn every nook and cranny in your home into a nurturing haven for your little one. 

  1. Clear Out the Clutter
Household clutter packed in boxes for storage

Trust us, decluttering is the easiest and most effective way to make more room at home, no matter how small your place is. By simply clearing out cluttered closets, cabinets, and storage areas, you can free up essential room for baby toys and gear.

During this process, consider donating items you no longer need or use, like old clothes or redundant kitchen gadgets. If there are a few valuable items you can’t get rid of but rarely use, renting a self storage unit might be a cheap and convenient solution for your family. 

  1. Get Smart With Furniture
Multi-purpose baby changing table with hidden storage

Luckily for you, we’re living in the 21st century. This means that a couch is no longer just a sofa. It can be a table, a bed, or even an extra storage area for baby’s blankets and toys. 

Multi-functional furniture is a great option for new parents with shrinking space at home. Invest in cribs with built-in drawers or a changing table that converts into a dresser. This way, you’re not just furnishing your space but also doubling storage without overwhelming the room.

  1. Think Up, Not Out
Vertical storage bins/shelves for baby toys

Your vertical space is a goldmine for storage. Whether you have wasted space above your couch or an empty wall in the passageway, strategically placed shelves can do wonders for your cluttered floor space. Here, you can stash away baby essentials like books, toys, and nappies, keeping them within reach and out of the way. 

Also Read: The best ways to organise a child’s playroom  

  1. Downsize the Gear
Modern and compact baby stroller in a small home

Babies come with a lot of gear, but you don’t need everything to be oversized. When buying essential items for the baby, look for compact prams, foldable high chairs, and portable playpens that you can easily hide away when not in use. It’s all about being flexible and saving space!

  1. Make Zones, Not Messes
Coloured rug under a baby crib

Divide your space into zones to make it work harder for you. A great way to do this is with rugs or curtains. Place a few of these throughout your small home to create separate areas for sleeping, playing, and feeding. This helps you create separate rooms and improve organisation without cornering off your space or making it feel smaller than it is. 

  1. Embrace Closet Space
Storage organisers

Don’t underestimate your wardrobe space. It’s amazing how much you can fit in there with the right setup! When the baby arrives, you can use organisers and storage bins to keep essentials tidy and easily accessible for those middle-of-the-night nappy changes. Install hanging shelves for clothes, and you can even hang a shoe organiser for nappies. 

  1. Let in Natural Light
Bright and open nursery in a small space

Natural light is your secret weapon in a small home. By simply bringing in more light, you can make your space feel brighter and more open. Keep curtains or blinds open during the day to let in as much sunlight as possible. Position mirrors to reflect light and create the illusion of a larger space. If you’re lacking natural light, brightening up your space with natural, warm colours will also do the trick. 

  1. Create a Mobile Nursery
Baby bassinet on wheels

Design a nursery that can easily adapt to different areas of your home. Search for portable furniture like a bassinet on wheels or a lightweight playpen that can be moved from room to room. Use storage bins or baskets to store baby essentials, making it easy to grab and go. 

Make More Room Simply With Wigwam Self Storage

If you’re looking for a secure place to store your furniture or free up room for the baby, Wigwam is the way to go. Our modern facilities in Oxfordshire, Worcestershire, and Warwickshire have a variety of storage units with flexible terms that grow with your family. 

Contact your nearest Wigwam to find out more or grab a quick quote online.

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