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If you are overwhelmed by the messy state of the nursery closet- time to consider decluttering it. Whether the nursery closet is packed to the brim, impossible to find any storage space, or find what you need, we are sharing the best nursery decluttering tips -so you no longer have to put up with the toxic nursery closet clutter.
Decluttering the nursery closet might not be as exciting, but it is rewarding once you get it done. No longer will you be greeted by chaos, but instead, but will make finding baby's outfits easier, maximize storage and uplift your day!
No one ever said decluttering the baby's closet is easy. You are probably sentimentally attached to the baby's clothes and other items. You might get emotional as you go through each item. Along the way, you'll wonder how time flies by so quickly when, only months ago, you were getting the nursery together and awaiting your baby's arrival.
Below, are our top nursery closet decluttering tips to declutter and organize the nursery closet.
HOW TO DECLUTTER THE NURSERY CLOSET
1. PULL EVERYTHING OUT OF THE closet
The first step in decluttering the nursery closet is to pull everything out into one open space. It lets you take stock of what's there. You'll be surprised at how much stuff your little one has, from clothes to swaddles, blankets, and bedding.
2. SORT INTO CATEGORIES
Sort the items you pulled out of the baby's closet into piles of like-kind items. Begin by sorting into categories such as onesies, dresses, jumpsuits, swaddles, bedding, and more.
3. GET TRASH BAGS AND BINS
Have a few trash bags and bins on hand before you start decluttering. Among the piles of clothes you've pulled out of the closet will be items to keep, donate or store.
4. MAKE DECISIONS
Once you have a system in place- go through each of the piles and decide what items you'll want to keep, go in storage (for a future sibling perhaps), resell (maybe), donate, and what you want to let go.
5. CLEAN AND VACUUM THE CLOSET
Now that the baby's closet is empty-it's the perfect time to bring out the vacuum and the duster and start wiping down surfaces and cleaning the closet.
6. ADD NURSERY CLOSET ORGANIZERS
The key to an organized nursery closet is ensuring that everything has a specific place. If you are lucky to have a custom nursery closet with ample storage, you are good to go- otherwise, you might need a bit of outside help in the form of bins, baskets, rods, shelf dividers, hanging cubbies, shoe storage, etc. Read about our favorite nursery closet organizers here.
7. PLACE TWO STORAGE BINS
One of the best ways to avoid a cluttered nursery closet in the future is to plan. Place two storage bins in the closet, one for clothing the baby can't fit into just yet, and one for clothing that no longer fits the baby. It can free up valuable storage for clothes that are on regular rotation.
8. GET A KEEPSAKE BOX
Decluttering any space is hard- but when it comes to baby's things, it is even more difficult. So invest in lovely keepsake boxes to store the most meaningful items - birth announcements, cards, trinkets, first pair booties, bringing home outfits, etc. instead of keeping it all over the place.
Last Updated on February 14, 2023 by Tira Attygalla
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