Kids have a lot of stuff and all of that stuff needs somewhere to go. However, you don’t need to spend a lot of money on storage ideas to keep all your children’s things neat, tidy, and stylish. Whether you’re in the process of planning their nursery or looking for ways to tidy up a playroom, we explore five clever storage ideas for babies and kids that will keep the clutter to a minimum and ensure everything is in its place.
Bottle/feeding organization station
Babies have to eat and even if you exclusively breastfeed there are going to be bottles and supplies that can quickly take over your sink if you’re not careful. A great way to prevent the great feeding supply invasion is to create a bottle/feeding organization station with desktop size plastic storage drawers. Like items can go in the same drawer and they keep everything nice and tidy. If you bottle feed you can get drawers deep enough to store bottles and even small cans of formula, keeping everything handy.
Over-the-door shoe organizer for blankets
You can never have enough blankets for baby, especially small and lightweight ones! All those blankets take up precious space and can be a little bit difficult to deal with if stored away in a drawer. A great organizing solution is to use clear, over-the-door shoe organizer for blanket storage. The pouches are just the right size to hold a blanket or two and by putting them on the door, the blankets are easy access to just grab and go. That’s always handy when wrangling baby on a busy morning.
Pacifier storage jar
The beloved pacifier! Lots of babies love these and inevitably parents end up with tons of them. Because pacifiers go in baby’s mouth it’s more than a little important to keep them clean and because pacifiers make babies happy it’s important to know where the nice, clean pacifiers are. Keeping them in a jar not only makes a neat accessory for baby’s space, but keeps those clean pacifiers on hand on demand.
DIY snack containers
Some of the best baby and toddler storage ideas come from recycling ideas. Little ones love snacks they can easily grasp, such as little snack crackers or round cereals. But putting them in a plastic sandwich bag, while convenient, can lead to smashed snacks on the go. A better idea? Clean up your empty coffee creamer bottle, remove the label, and you have a sturdy way to store your little one’s snack. This is also a good snack storage idea for adults, too. Just put your snacks in the bottle, toss in your bag, and you’re good to go!
Diaper wipe containers for everything
Kids go through a lot of diapers and wipes which means that you’ll easily have a lot of empty wipe containers. Rather than just being trash, wipe containers are a secret organizing weapon. You can use them to organize everything! They’re great for baby socks, small toys, and they also make great portable child first aid kits. You can decorate the containers to suit your tastes or some are cute enough to just clean out and go.
What are your favorite organization and storage ideas for babies and kids? Be sure to share them with us in the comments!