You’re pregnant and you’re thinking of having another child later on?
A baby’s birth, becoming parents and starting a family is an exciting project, but it also means you’ll have to make major changes in your life, especially in terms of your home. But you don’t necessarily have to sell your condo to buy a bigger house just because baby’s on the way.
However, you’ll still have to figure out where to store all the things you’ll need for each phase of your child’s life (a crib, feeding equipment, a playpen, a stroller, a swing or rocker, a highchair). You’d be surprised how much stuff tiny human beings need just to feel comfortable and stimulated as they grow up!
Our self-storage units are ideal for anyone who’s planning on having another child in the near future. You’ll be able to store everything you’re not using in a unit, where it’ll be available the next time the stork lands on your doorstep.
Label Your Boxes
Consider packing your baby clothes by size, gender and season. For instance, newborn, F, spring; 0-3 months, F, summer; 3-6 months, F, fall. Label your boxes properly—it’ll make your life so much easier!
Set Up Your Kid’s Room
Your baby will have to sleep in your room for the first few months, so their own room doesn’t have to be 100% ready before they’re born. Nonetheless, it’s easier to set up your baby’s room ahead of time, since you’ll have more time and energy to work on it, assemble furniture, decorate and make the necessary purchases. So it’s a good idea to do as much of this as you can before your due date. You never know—babies have a mind of their own and can show up earlier than planned!
Outfit the Rest of Your Home
Keeping your infant safe inside your home is a project you can approach in phases. At first, you won’t have to do much, because your baby will mostly be crib-bound. When they start sitting up, crawling and moving around, you’ll have to rearrange things so they remain out of your toddler’s reach. To prevent falls down stairs, baby gates will need to be installed. Any possibly hazardous or toxic products and breakable or fragile objects will also have to be put away. You may then want to childproof your kitchen cabinets and drawers by installing safety latches. It’ll be an ongoing project as your child learns to walk, and later, climb. Kids grow up fast, their needs keep evolving and you’ll have to adapt your environment to keep up with their progress. You may then realize that some of the furniture you own isn’t all that safe for your intrepid little explorer and that it might me a good idea to temporarily put it in storage.
Call us or fill out our online questionnaire. Our team can recommend solutions so you can store everything that doesn’t fit into your new shared home. We have units ranging in size from 25 to 200 square feet.
1215 Mini-Entrepôts is the biggest self-storage facility on the South Shore of Montreal. We offer very competitive rates, starting at just $50 a month. Our facilities are equipped with a hi-tech security system and state-of-the-art surveillance cameras. With your key card, you can safely access your belongings around the clock, 7 days a week, every day of the year. Our storage facilities are heated and pest-free.