If you have baby gear that is taking up room in your nursery and home, it is time to rent a storage unit and make some room in your house again. But, how exactly do you need to store your baby gear? Below, we will go over some tips to help you store all of your baby gear properly.
- Keep All Gear Together
One of the first steps to properly storing your baby gear is to grab all like gear and keep it together. For example, if you have a car seat and stroller travel system, then you should keep the two items together. This way, you will be able to easily access the items when you need them and you do not have to fish around throughout the storage unit to find all of the pieces needed to use the equipment. In addition, it helps to keep all of the car seat pieces together along with all of your travel gear.
- Check the Expiration Dates on All of Your Baby Gear
Next, you need to check all of the expiration dates on your baby gear. If you did not know that there were expiration dates on the gear, there are and you can easily locate the dates next to the manufacturer date.
If you notice that your baby gear is expired or it will expire before you are able to use it again, then you need to toss out the items. Expired baby gear is not safe and should not be used.
- Clean Your Gear
Now it is time for you to clean your gear. You should remove all cloth or cotton pieces to all of your gear and wash and dry it before you place it back on the gear. If you store any dirty gear, you may find that pests invade your baby items or mold grows on it, especially if any of the pieces were damp.
- Organize All of Your Gear
You can now organize all of your gear based on the type of gear it is and then section it off as to where you want it to go. For instance, if you have winter gear, clothes, and boots, place all of them in one area of your storage unit and keep all of your summer and spring clothes in another area. This way, when the seasons come and go, you are able to easily access them and store them.
- Go Through the Gear Regularly
The last thing you want to do is make sure that you go through your baby gear regularly to check the expiration dates, look for any damage, and assess whether or not you want to continue storing all of the items.
If you follow the tips above, you will be able to properly store your baby gear and then access it when you need it. Remember, check over your items on a regular basis and keep your unit clean by performing a semi-annual cleanout of your unit.