The Organized Home for New Parents: Create Routine-Ready Spaces for Your Baby's First Years (Hardcover)
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“A must-have for any new or expecting parent." —Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Learn how to safely and conveniently prepare your home for life with a baby or toddler
As a new or expecting parent, you’re bombarded with seemingly endless advice—from how to nurse or feed your child to how to sleep and potty train them. But conventional guidance misses a crucial aspect of the early years of parenting: how to organize your home for life with your little one.
From dirty dishes piling up to heaps of new toys and clothes in every corner of your home, life with young kids can be, well, a lot. Thankfully celebrity organizing expert and mom of three Ría Safford is here to help. After learning and mastering her own systems of home organization, she has made a career out of helping parents create functional, routine-ready spaces to make more time for what matters most.
In The Organized Home for New Parents, you’ll learn how to:
- Prioritize the newborn necessities you’ll need—with easy checklists and charts
- Organize your nursery, stroller, and diaper bag
- Make breastfeeding, pumping, and solid food prep more manageable
- Set up diaper-changing and feeding stations throughout the home
- Cycle clothes, toys, and other items out of the home as your child grows
- Arrange your spaces to easily reset them when messes take over
- Tackle the growing pile of laundry
- Prepare for travel and life on the go with babies and toddlers
Featuring gorgeous illustrations and photos from inside real families’ homes, this practical guide for new parents is the perfect baby shower present or gift for new parents. With equal parts humor, candor, and insight, this book will be your lifeline through this hectic, unpredictable season of life and empower you to create a safe, organized, and comfortable home for your growing family.
About the Author
Ría Safford is a Cuban-American mom of three. She is the founder and CEO of RiOrganize, a company offering full-service organization, design, and space planning to families across the United States. Ría has organized spaces for A-list clients like Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ciara, and Jen Atkin and for everyday families who are desperate for more streamlined systems in their homes. Ria’s own organization journey began when she became a new mom and felt overwhelmed by all the mess accumulating in her house. She set out to calm the chaos and help families everywhere reduce stress and create routine-ready spaces that would make managing life with little ones easier. In 2022, Ría partnered with U Brands for a product line at Target that was featured on endcaps in 820 stores. She has also partnered with dozens of other companies including Michaels, Ziploc, iDesign, Apartments.com, and more. Ría has 324K+ fans following her on Instagram for organization inspiration and advice.
"Ría is one of a kind—she is like our organizing fairy godmother. She has helped us move homes, organized our lives, and afforded us the ability to tackle parenting with the absolute best systems in place throughout our home. She just gets it—she speaks “parent!” This book is a must—her straightforward, funny, and energetic approach to this book truly make it a must-have for any new or expecting parent."
—Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Justin Mikita
"This book is a must for all new parents. Ría gets the craziness of managing a home with young kids and has set up routine ready spaces in our home while making the process fun!"
"As a mom of three, I know how overwhelming it can be to keep up with the demands of a growing family. That's why I’m so thrilled that Ría wrote this book. It’s packed with actionable advice and proven strategies for bringing order to your home and your life."
“When I was pregnant with both of my girls, I went through a nesting phase where I wanted to get organized and prepared, but wasn’t sure what to prioritize for a newborn. That’s why I love that Ria is tackling this subject in her book and think it will be so helpful for new parents.”
—Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, New York Times bestselling author and host of BDA Baby
"Exceptionally well written, organized, and presented, this book is essential, invaluable, practical, and informative for expecting parents and even experienced parents with a new addition to their other children—making it especially and unreservedly recommended for personal and community library parenting collections."
—Midwest Book Review