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Preparing for a Baby: How to Get Your Home Ready for a Baby

A new mom holds her baby after following a things to do before baby arrives checklistDuring the weeks leading up to you or your spouse’s due date, you may be experiencing a wide variety of emotions. From excitement about meeting your baby, to being nervous about what lies in the new chapter ahead, every emotion is normal. One thing many first-time parents worry about is effectively baby-proofing their homes. Preparing your home for the new baby will not only help you to have an easier first few weeks with your newborn, it will also protect your newborn from potential hazards. Check out these 7 things to do before bringing your baby home!

Things to Do Before the Baby Arrives Checklist

  1. Clean Your Home: Keep in mind that babies are germ magnets. Infants are more susceptible to illness, and the last thing you want is to bring your baby into a germy home. When cleaning your home, use all non-toxic chemicals. Before bringing a product into the home, research it to make sure it is safe to have around an infant.
  2. Check for Recalls: It is always a good idea to know what products or items have been recently recalled. This is especially important if you have received hand-me-down or second-hand items.
  3. Stock the Freezer: During the weeks after you bring the baby home, you probably will not have a lot of time to cook. Prepare meals ahead of time and freeze them.
  4. Pack the Hospital Bag: Start packing your hospital bag way before your due date. This bag should include both everything the mom and baby will need.
  5. Examine Your Home for Safety Concerns: While it may seem pre-mature to prepare your home for a mobile baby before it is even born, it isn’t. It is also better to prepare your home ahead of time before you’re sleep deprived and have a lot more on your plate. Plug all of your outlets with safety plugs, install safety latches on all cupboards and secure any heavy furniture and items to the wall.
  6. Prepare for Visitors: Be prepared for visitors. The weeks leading up to your due date, stock up on extra toothpaste, toothbrushes, clean sheets and towels.
  7. Do Laundry Ahead of Time: Take the tags off of new outfits and wash them using a detergent that is safe for infants. This will be a huge time-saver once the baby is born.

Storage World Has Household Storage Solutions

Babies require a lot of items. When you convert a room into a nursery, you might not have space for or be able to keep all of the items that were previously in your home. Whether the space was previously an office, workout room or spare bedroom, there may be some items you want to hold on to that just simply will no longer fit in your home. Instead of throwing these items out, consider renting a storage unit.

Storage World has storage facilities in Jonesboro, GA, Stockbridge, GA and Decatur! For the storage of smaller items, consider our 5×5 storage unit. If you’re storing larger pieces of furniture, consider our 5×10 or 10×10 storage unit. Reserve your storage unit today!

Garage Storage Solutions: Take Back Your Garage Storage Space!

A family follows garage storage solution tips and rents a storage unit for seasonal itemsGarages are often one of the most cluttered rooms in the house. Why is this? Well, when you think about it, a wide variety of items are often stored in the garage. From gardening tools to sports equipment to summer inner-tubes, the garage is a catch-all for a lot of household items. But, your garage doesn’t have to be disorganized. Follow these garage organization tips!

7 Garage Storage Ideas for a More Organized Household

  1. Empty Out Your Garage: The best way to evaluate the items you have stored in your garage is by pulling all of the items out onto your lawn. This lets you get a clearer picture of what should stay and what should go.
  2. Keep, Donate, Throw-Out and Sell: Sort your items into 4 piles labeled “keep”, “donate”, “throw-out” and “sell”. Within the “keep” pile, split it into items you want to keep in your home and items you want to keep in your storage unit. Seasonal items or items that aren’t used as often can be stored in your storage unit.
  3. Look into Garage Shelving: Use a garage shelving system to create more storage space in your garage. Shelving units are relatively inexpensive and can create more storage space in your garage.
  4. Organize Smaller Items in Clear Bins: Clear bins are a great and effective way to organize odds and ends of items. Smaller items like tools, sports equipment and cleaning equipment can be stored in these clear bins. Even though you will be able to see through the bin, label it with a list of contents for ease of finding items.
  5. Take Advantage of Hangable Items: Consider making room in your garage by hanging your tools from the wall and your bicycle from the ceiling. This will also help to protect fragile items from damage.
  6. Remove Hazardous Items: There are some items that are hazardous or potentially dangerous to your home and should not be stored in a storage unit. For example, any sort of food items should not be stored in your garage because it may attract pests and vermin. Additionally, propane tanks and paints should never be stored in your garage because they are flammable and combustible.
  7. Continue to Organize: You just spent all of this time organizing your garage, but if you’re not careful, it may become disheveled again. The best way to prevent your garage from becoming disorganized is to put time into your schedule to organize it about every month. When you organize monthly, it will be a much easier project because there will be a lot less work to do.

Storage World Has Household Storage Solutions

Your garage being unorganized may boil down to you not having enough room. If this is the case, consider a storage unit rental to store out-of-season items like shovels, a wheel barrel, summer fun items and more. A storage unit rental will keep items you don’t need right now in a safe and secure location. Storage World has a wide variety of storage units available, including out 5×5, 5×10 and 10×10 storage units. If you’re storing items that are more sensitive to fluctuations in temperature, consider a climate controlled storage unit rental. Reserve your storage unit today!

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