This is a new-to-me product that I think is smart. When I’m putting together a room, I love to cut out the footprints of the furniture I’m planning to use and then arrange them and rearrange them to find the best floorplan. But making the templates is a huge pain in the neck. Especially if you don’t have a lot of workspace. Or access to oversize paper. Other times I’ve tried to tape off the shapes onto the floor, but then I can’t move them around easily.

So when I saw this product: pre-cut-out templates in standard sizes of every piece of furniture you’d need in a nursery, I thought it was brilliant. A really great gift for a new mom. In fact, my sister-in-law Liz and my brother Jared are expecting their first baby and they just bought their first house — perfect timing for something like this.

FYI: The company that makes Baby Spaces also makes templates for other rooms in the house.