Babies require a lot of things (and you thought your shoe collection was intense). And just as soon as you’re positive you have everything the little one needs, you have to figure out where to put it all. Before you go the pricey private organizer route (because, let’s face it, it’s just easier to outsource these days), read on for some seriously clever – and cost-effective – organization ideas you can DIY.

DIY Closet

Short on storage space? Here's a simple solution! Convert a bookcase into a functioning closet by taking out a couple of the shelves and hanging up pressure rods. Bonus: since baby's threads are on display, you're forced to keep them neat and orderly.

Photo and idea: Stacks Corporation


Do you have any brilliant ideas for organizing baby’s room on a budget? Tell us about it in the Comments section below.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady