Babies may be small but they have a lot of stuff! From buggies to blankets, nappies to clothes and everything else in between, your little one's essentials can make a small apartment feel so much more cramped and tiny.
However, with a little bit of creativity and thinking outside the box, you can fit it all in and then some!
1. Choose mini-sized furniture
If the space in your apartment is really limited why not consider buying mini-sized furniture to fit. Usually a little more expensive than the standard size, it can make your home feel less cramped.
2. Use all the wall space
Make sure you use all the wall space, right from the skirting board to the ceiling. Shelves are ideal for storing clothes, blankets, toys and changing essentials and will become your best friend. Why not consider securing a shoe holder onto your bathroom wall and store nappies, creams and lotions - a perfect space-saver.
3. Utilise the area under the cot
The space under the cot is ideal for storing blankets and changing essentials, or clothes that your little one has yet to grow into. Invest in a container with wheels for easy access.
4. Mount the stroller to the wall
The stroller can be the biggest hurdle in the house because you absolutely must-have one. Why not save yourself some space by securing it onto the wall with a bike mount; don’t forget to utilise the space underneath.
5. Mount toys on the walls
For the moment at least you won’t need to fill the house with toys, but when you do consider mounting them on the wall.
6. Think about what you actually need
Do you really need to have a large, bulky changing table taking up precious space in their bedroom or the living room? Or a rocking chair especially for feeding? Only choose furniture you absolutely must-have otherwise you will end up tripping over yourself going around objects you only occasionally use.
7. Curtain divider
If you have to store a lot of Baby’s stuff in your own bedroom consider investing in a curtain or room divider so you don’t have to look at it when you are trying to relax and wind down.