9 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 nine ideas we love for organizing baby’s gear.

Tell us, how did you organize your nursery? Any tips we should have included?

Photo: Apartment Therapy / The Bump
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Open shelves

We love the clean, organized look of this nursery (spotted on Apartment Therapy) and the idea of using metal bins to store books and small toys.

Get the look: ClosetMaid Nickel Wire Drawer ($8 at Target).
Photo: Boots and Totty / The Bump
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Creative storage

How clever is this idea? Blogger Boots and Totty used a Farmer's Market Epergne to keep stuffed animals, diapers and changing gear organized and in arm's reach.

Get the look: Farmer's Market Epergne ($75 at Sundance Catalog).
Photo: OhJoy.Blogs.com / The Bump
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Organize colorfully

Never too many pretty, colorful bins! We love the yellow, navy and white color combination in this nursery.

Get the look: We couldn't pick just one! Woven Felt Baskets ($29 on West Elm); B-Cubed Storage Baskets ($38 for a set of 3 on Rosenberry Rooms); My Closet Small Storage Bin ($12 on Amazon).
Photo: TheSweetestDigs.com / The Bump
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Decorate while you organize

Baby clothes can be so pretty, so we love the idea of displaying them (plus, they'll be easy to grab!).

Get the look: This mom used driftwood and ribbon--so genius! Check out The Sweetest Digs for DIY instructions.
Photo: The Container Store / The Bump
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Basic boxes

When in doubt, go for photo boxes. They're functional (great for all the little odds and ends that get lost in drawers), inexpensive and can be stacked anywhere from the closet to under the crib.

Get the look: We love these pretty Synchronicity Stockholm Office Storage Boxes ($8 at The Container Store).
Photo: My Sweet Nest / The Bump
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Become a labeler

This is a great idea for keeping baby's clothes organized. Pick up some closet organizers (or DIY your own with labels) to divide baby's clothes into different sizes so you can find what you're looking for quickly. For more organizing tips from this nursery, visit the blog My Sweet Nest.

Get the look: Baby Buddy® Size-It Closet Organizers ($5 for a set of five on buybuyBaby).
Photo: A-lovely-life.com / The Bump
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Under-crib storage

Utilize under-crib space with big storage boxes for extra diapers, wipes, and more. Blogger A Lovely Life kept the storage box out of sight with a crib skirt.

Get the look: Under Bed Storage Box ($14 at Ikea).
Photo: Southern Lovely / The Bump
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Cheap trick: Decorate buckets

For storage in a visible under-crib space, try this idea from blogger Southern Lovely. She DIY-ed these under-bed bins using plastic buckets covered with fabric (check out her blog for step-by-step instructions!).

Get the look: Sterilite 10Qt Lapiblu Spout Pail Buckets ($3 on Amazon).
Photo: I Heart Organizing / The Bump
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Organize drawers

Keep dresser drawers from turning into one big ball of baby clothes with drawer dividers (like these from the blog I Heart Organizing).

Get the look: Clear Sox Boxes ($6 at The Container Store). They're also super easy to make yourself--check out this great DIY tutorial from Design Sponge!

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