And Baby Makes $3,000

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Many say that having a child is one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences in life. They also say it is one of the most expensive. Just getting ready to welcome your first child into the world is expensive enough, let alone 18+ years of private school, summer camp and college tuition.

Here is a short list of the furniture you’ll need for your new nursery:

  • Crib, mattress and bedding
  • Changing table and changing pad
  • Diaper storage
  • Diaper pail
  • Clothes storage
  • Hamper
  • Rocking chair
  • Bassinet
  • Toys and toybox
  • Decorative items

Other items you’ll need include:

  • Carseat
  • Stroller
  • Highseat
  • Swing
  • Baby Bathtub
  • Bottles

In the first year, new parents can spend $3,000-$4,000 on the baby furniture and necessities listed above. Now multiply that by how many kids you plan on having and the expense can really add up. Of course, many parents will want to save their baby items for the next child, but if you don’t plan on having another baby for a few years, where do you put all this stuff?

Renting a small self storage unit is a wise choice. If you wait two years to have your second child, you’ll pay less than $1,000 to store your baby furniture, which costs a lot less than buying new furniture.

The other advantage of using a climate-controlled self-storage facility, is that your baby furniture is kept safe from extreme temperatures and sunlight, which can warp, crack and otherwise damage the furniture, making it unsafe for baby.

By using a self storage facility for your family’s baby furniture, you can really gain some peace of mind. Until the 3:00 am feeding, that is…

Find a Lock Up self storage facility near you.

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