January 14, 2022

Better Preparing Your Home for a Newborn

You’ve done it. Successfully moving on from singledom isn’t easy, but you’ve done it, and now you’re settling down to start your new family. Life was simple when it was just you, and it was even better with your significant other. However, you have no idea how to prepare for a little one.

They didn’t mind the bachelor pad when it was just the two of you. But with a baby on the way, it’s time to find a new home for your vintage collections. It’s time to better prepare your space for a newborn. Here are some simple tips to get you started:

Scope Out Unused Space

Find some space you’re not using around the room. Whether it’s an unused room or a corner of your bedroom, you’re going to need some space for a crib and maybe a little toy box. It’s important that you keep your child within an arm’s reach. Not only does that help in case of emergencies, but it’s vital to the child’s development. Find a space that’s good for the child and good for you. While we aren’t doctors, we can guarantee that will help you better than making good use of your space.

Think About Furniture

It doesn’t take an expert to know that you need to babyproof your home. However, when you think about furniture, let’s go beyond the obvious. Does the aesthetic in your home reflect your new position as a parent? Is your space appropriate for a child? It’ll be better for you if you cycle out some furniture. You can either hold a garage sale or store your old items. Not only will you need some more baby-appropriate furniture (like a crib or a baby-changing table), but it’ll give you the opportunity to give your space a much-needed makeover.

We also recommend you find some opportunities to repurpose old furniture. Whether it’s repainting your couch or using your old dresser as a toy chest, use whatever chance you get to recycle. This can save time and money while you’re cycling out furniture.

Decorate, decorate, decorate

Have some fun and decorate that newfound space for the newborn. You can use this time to bond with your partner before the baby is on the way. Redecorating is a time to measure expectations and appreciate the smaller aspects of parenting like thinking about the color of their cribs or whether the child will like a dinosaur-painted wall versus a duck-painted wall. Take some time and speak with your partner while you’re shopping for cribs, nightlights, or wall art. Moments like these build a greater appreciation for the bigger moments ahead.

It’s Time to Declutter

Take some time to organize your space amidst all the chaos of preparing for the little one. If your room is cluttered, it only adds on to the stress and pressure that comes with newfound parenthood. Evaluate what you need and what you can throw away. Better yet, learn the difference between items you need immediately and items that you can put into storage.

Consider renting a storage space. Renting a storage unit is one of the best ways you can declutter any additional space so that you can better babyproof your home. Luckily for you, Long Beach Storage Center has a variety of unit sizes and units so that you can store your old collections, electronics, and any valuable furniture. Visit Long Beach Storage Center today and learn more about what we can do to help you during this part of life’s journey.