A new baby is on the way, and with the excitement and happiness comes feelings of stress and doubt that you will not be prepared for when him or her enter the world.

A baby changes the way you live and you very quickly need to learn to compromise on space in your home. Even though babies themselves are small and take up little room, all their belongings and supplies seem to take over the house! In order to make the arrival of your new baby as stress-free as possible, read our tips on how to start making room for a nursery.

  1. Think small

If you are expecting your first baby, you will be tempted to purchase everything and anything, however all you need in the baby’s room is necessities such as a cot, changing table, dresser and a rocking chair. In order to save money in the long run, invest in furniture that the baby can grow into. You can purchase cots that transform into a bed or a multi use dresser that can expand or retract depending on how much space you need. By only placing a few items in the nursery, you suddenly have a clutter-free and relaxing bedroom.

  1. Space

The question you will be asking yourself is; where should I put the nursery? If you do not have a spare room, you will have to convert one of the rooms in your home into a room for your baby. Remember, your nursery does not have to be the biggest room in your home, you just simply have to make the most out of the space you have.

  1. Organisation

When a baby arrives, your world gets turned upside down. Your sleeping routine, your social life and your work life become affected, which is why it is important to stay organised. When your baby wakes up crying in the night, instead of running around trying to find everything, you will be able to feed and change the baby in one spot if you are organised. Also, during the day when your baby is napping, you will be able to relax as well instead of spending these precious quiet moments cleaning.

Instead of throwing away items and avoid cluttering your home, self storage becomes a necessity for growing families. Spaces and Places are located around the North West and you are able to access the units 24/7, which becomes extremely important with a new born and your new sleeping patterns!