What Needs to Go When Baby Arrives?

Are you expecting a baby soon? Congratulations! Now is the time to start cleaning up your home to make room for baby. You can call it nesting or whatever else you like, but the reality is that babies come with a lot of stuff! That means that you’ll have to get rid of some of your stuff. It may also mean that some things you had as two adults can no longer be in a home with a crawling baby.


If you have some antiques that have seen better days (you know, the ones you wanted to have restored but never found the time to do so?), it’s time to get rid of those. Anything that’s rickety or might topple over is easy for baby to get into, and potentially hurt herself. The same goes for any antiques that may be easy for baby to break or damage. If you don’t want those things to get ruined, remove them.

Dog and Cat Toys

When it comes to the dog and cat toys that you have around the house, you have two options. First, be on top of baby at every turn, so that she can’t play with those toys (and tell her no!). Second, remove the toys, or put them somewhere that your pet can reach the toys, but your baby can’t. It’s not a good idea to get rid of the toys completely, since this might upset your fur baby, and you don’t want to do that!


Do you line up wine in your bookshelf? Do you have lots of bottles on top of a shelf? These things break and can be dangerous. Time to get rid of them!

Anything Taking Up Space in Baby’s Room

If you used to use the baby’s new room for an exercise room or office, it might be time to move that treadmill or find a new home for your desk. Then again, despite all of the furniture and toys you may have gotten at your baby shower, babies really don’t take up that much space. For the first few months, anything that you don’t know what to do with will be just fine in that room!

Your Extra Junk

You’ve been meaning to clean out those closets anyway, right? Now’s the perfect time to get rid of all the extra stuff that you don’t need. You can donate items or hold a yard sale or rent a storage space to store that extra stuff. It’s never a bad thing to clean your home, and this is the perfect reason to do so.

Where to Store Your Stuff

When it comes to Fort Collins storage units, you can trust Waterglen Storage to have the right space at the right price. Now that you have to get rid of some stuff, you’ll have to find somewhere to store it, and that place can be your very own storage unit. You can rent a storage unit at any size, and store anything in that unit. We even offer climate controlled units for things that need a controlled atmosphere. If you don’t want to get rid of those items, a storage unit is the next best option to keeping it in your home.

This way, you can remove those items from storage whenever you are ready to use them once again. One day, your baby will grow into a bigger person that can tolerate having larger items around them, and you’ll be glad you kept those important things! For more information about how to rent a storage unit or how to choose one, contact Waterglen today for more details. You can also find us on Facebook.

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