If you’re expecting a baby, congratulations! This is an exciting time in your life. But as you prepare for your new arrival, don’t forget to give some thought to preparing your home.

Preparing your home for a new baby doesn’t need to be complicated or stressful. Instead, knowing exactly what you need to do and in what order will make your transition into parenthood much easier.

Here are some tips to get your home ready for baby:

  1. Babyproofing. Make sure your home is safe for the baby by babyproofing it. Remove potential hazards like loose cords or small objects the baby could choke on. You should also make sure that all dangerous cleaners, detergents, and other household chemicals are out of the reach of children, including bleach. Install safety latches on cabinets in the bathroom to keep ointments and other personal-type items away from your baby’s reach. With great caution and diligence, your home can be safe and sound for a new family member.
  2. Create a nursery. If you haven’t already, now is the time to create a cozy and safe space for the baby to sleep and play in. Choose a peaceful color scheme and furnish the room with comfortable furniture that can grow with the baby.
  3. Organize your home. With a baby on the way, you’ll want to ensure your home is as organized as possible. This will help you stay sane when the baby arrives, and life gets a little more hectic.
  4. Get rid of clutter. Along with getting your home organized, get rid of any unnecessary clutter. This will help create a calm and serene environment for the baby (and you!).
  5. Stock up on supplies. Before the baby arrives, stock up on all the essentials like diapers, wipes, baby clothes, and formula. This way, you’ll be prepared for anything and won’t have to run out to the store in the middle of the night!

So what are some things that you should do to prepare your home for the new baby? First of all, babyproof. Putting together a safe place for the baby to sleep, ensuring that any cleaning products are out of reach, and ensuring that cabinets, appliances, and other potential dangers are out of reach. Next, get rid of clutter and organize your home. And lastly, stock up on baby supplies. You can put everything else- clothes, toys, or other baby items- on hold until the baby arrives. You might even be gifted a few baby items, so don’t rush to the store yet!