Storage-Smart Nursery

Teach your child organizational tips from the beginning with a storage-smart nursery.

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    Baby Changing Station

    A canvas diaper caddy and wall-mounted storage unit keep necessities within arm's reach, and a changing dresser stows other essentials out of sight. With three drawers and shelving behind its door, it can hide away blankets, diapers, and even that bulky vaporizer.

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    Pretty Pegboard

    A grade up from the usual perforated board, this modular decorator pegboard comes in several colors and has catchall accessories to keep necessities within reach, as well as to display keepsakes.

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    Built-In Closet Storage

    To make every inch count, we gave ready-to-assemble cubes a custom fit in the closet by trimming them with quarter-round molding and topping with a piece of plywood. We didn't have the ideal height to stack two levels of hanging clothes so they'd be still within reach, so we faked it by staggering the rods.

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    Savvy Storage to the Rescue

    It's not difficult to find storage if you know where to look. Install a wall ledge for storing wall art and implement a dust ruffle to hide under-crib storage.

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    Hidden Spaces

    Under the crib is prime real estate. Whether you're storing clothes from last season or for next, peekaboo boxes stash them neatly. And with a skirt to conceal the wares, no one will ever know they're there.

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    Shelf Help

    Tucking neatly within the wall panels, two narrow L-shaped shelves appear interlocking when mounted together.

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    All in a Row

    Building kitchen base cabinets into the wall takes full advantage of unused crawlspace in this upper-level room. If this built-in trick doesn't work for you, simply anchor cabinets to the wall and top them with a laminate or wood countertop.

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    Small Cupboards Corral

    Small cupboards are perfect to corral pint-size clothes. Integrate cabinets with pullout baskets, see-through fronts, and open shelving for pretty bins. Try hardworking drawers, too -- they are simply indispensable.

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    Take Stock

    This petite nursery had no closet, so we hit a home center to check out stock cabinetry. For a changing dresser, we transformed a kitchen island on wheels. Make sure you lock the wheels to keep it in place.

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    Multifunctional Dresser

    A changing table usually has short life, but this multifunctional dresser grows with your baby. A fresh color and a changing pad turns this mirrored antique into the ideal spot to hide diapers and other baby supplies. Behind the doors, baskets keep small items in order.

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