Having a baby is both an exciting and nervous time, especially if it’s your first. As your family grows, certain changes need to be made. Lifestyles need to be adjusted and space needs to be re-prioritised. Here are a few tips to prepare your home for your new bundle of joy.
Prepare in advance
In most cases, parents-to-be will have several months to prepare for the arrival of their new baby. Leaving the preparation of the nursery to the final moment will only add stress. You never know when they will arrive! Set small goals to achieve at a steady pace.
Determine the most important needs
It’s important to assess the most important needs for the baby when deciding which room will be used as the nursery. Consider how close it is to the main bedroom and the level of noise that the room receives. Consider ventilation as well.
Declutter the space
You may be surprised to discover how much furniture and belongings come with having a baby. Once you’ve decided which room will be the nursery, you’ll need to make space for the baby’s arrival. In many instances, this step requires decluttering and removing unused items. Renting a self storage unit is a great way to hold on to your valuable belongings without compromising on space.
Be smart with storage and furniture
Even after decluttering, you may have limited space. Take advantage of smart storage space solutions and invest in furniture that doubles up in functionality. For example, a set of drawers that can also be used as a changing table.
Prepare for potential challenges
Having a baby can disrupt the usual routine. As a new parent, you’ll find yourself waking up in the middle of the night and feeding your baby in the early hours of the morning. Consider freeing up the corner of a room to put a comfortable feeding chair.
If you need a safe and secure space to keep your belongings while you make room for the baby, then Storage World is the perfect solution. We offer a variety of different size units and flexible lease agreements, providing a safe space to store your belongings for as little as two weeks. Contact us at 0161 635 777 to find out more about our offerings, or you can enquire online.