8 Easy Nursery Organization Ideas

In nesting mode? In addition to decorating your nursery, it’s helpful to think ahead about how you’re going to organize everything (all those little odds and ends can be so hard to keep track of!). This is especially true if you’re working with a small space. Here are eight products we love for organizing baby's gear. Tell us, how did you organize your nursery? Any tips we should have included?
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Updated August 2, 2012

In nesting mode? In addition to decorating your nursery, it’s helpful to think ahead about how you’re going to organize everything. This is especially true if you’re working with a small space. Here are eight ideas we love for organizing baby’s gear.

Image: 3 Sprouts

3 Sprouts Storage Boxes

Cloth bins are simple storage solutions, but they definitely don’t have to be boring. The felt animal friends on each 3 Sprouts storage box add a pop of fun to the nursery. And they’re designed specifically to fit in standard cubby hole shelving units.

Buy it: $17 each,

Image: Koala Baby

Koala Baby Closet Dividers

Baby grows so fast that it can be hard for his or her wardrobe to keep up. Keep the closet organized with cute dividers. Complete with labels, Koala baby dividers allow you to customize your organization based on baby’s age, baby’s size, season, etc.

Buy it: $10,

Image: Restoration Hardware

Restoration Hardware Industrial Baskets

Industrial chic is in, and when it comes on wheels, even better. These numbered storage baskets and liners are a welcome alternative to all the ABC baby gear out there. Plus, the liners are machine-washable.

Buy it: $249,

Image: Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn Kids End Of Crib Storage

When there’s no room for more furniture, add a storage solution onto your furniture. The timeless Pottery Barn designs are parent-favorites, made from pure cotton canvas and complete with six roomy storage compartments.

Buy it: $39,

Image: Gilt

KidKraft Bookcase

A bookcase complete with a nook to read all those books? Genius. Open shelving units are popular nursery items, perfect for showcasing all those cute books and toys. And additional seating makes this unit even more versatile.

Buy it: $114,

Image: Diaper Caddy

This diaper caddy is the perfect subtle organizational tool for your nursery, featuring a space for a box of wipes, an adjacent divided section and a drawer for all your extra changing necessities. But it doesn’t scream ‘baby.’ As your child grows, replace that box of wipes with a box of tissues. Use it to store arts and crafts supplies down the road. Or keep it for yourself to organize your cosmetics. With five colors to choose from, there’s a style that’s perfect for your kids — or you.

Buy it: $60,

Image: IKEA


The baby-friendly version of under-bed storage, the GONATT crib offers three separate drawers for bonus storage space.

Buy it: $199,

Image: Home Decorators Collection

Home Decorators Collection Animal Hamper

Laundry is boring, but your hamper doesn’t have to be. When it’s as cute as this wicker elephant, it can even be a nursery focal point.

Buy it: $89,

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