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And Baby Makes Three

Whether nesting or a new parent, here are a few easy projects you can take on to welcome baby:

Kitchen Prep: Your kitchen is a hub of new-baby activity, so sterilize one cabinet shelf or drawer for bottle storage and eventually spoons, bibs and bowls. Also eliminate countertop clutter – you’ll need the space as you balance baby feedings and adult meals.

Pre-Wash: Baby clothes, sheets and blankets can be filled with chemicals. Be certain to pre-wash anything that touches baby’s skin, with a safe detergent like Dreft.

First Aid Kit: Keep an infant nail clipper, cotton balls, thermometer, nasal aspirator and infant Tylenol within reach. A plastic tub on top of the refrigerator is an ideal go-to spot.

Maeve Richmond is the founder and head coach of Maeve's Method, a home organization system based in New York City. She specializes in parents & kids, couples, small space solutions, space planning and decorative elements for the home. Contact her at or @MaeveRichmond.

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