.. Shh don’t tell my husband but I am writing a post right now!! He is downstairs woodworking on those cabinet drawers that are taking forever.
I thought I would share what I have been up to. Since the birth of our awesome daughter we have been compiling a lot of baby gear and clothes My mom suggested we get gear that has at least 2 functions (what a great idea!). For example, baby girl has a exersaucer that she can sit in, move around in, and also walk around and bang on. It’s great.
As for her clothes, after she has grown out of them, I have been throwing them into a three drawer plastic Sterilite dresser inside John’s closet. That worked for the first year, and now I have run out of space. Now I am putting her outgrown clothes into an extra dresser we have in our guest room. I am definitely ready for a change.
One of our projects down the line is do finish our basement. I would love if we could have a storage room that I could have all the same plastic totes for storage and they all would be beautifully labeled. Until then, I am constantly moving things around until they are in a space I can deal with.
I have been perusing the web for storage ideas. I am okay with placing the clothes in storage bins (and having them labeled properly) but I need some help with storing all of the gear. So far I have a cradle, a swing, a baby rainforest mat, bottles, some toys, and so on! The smaller items fit into bins I already have but I am having difficulty with the larger items. I need some help. Right now all of these items are scattered around our upstairs hiding randomly in closets – and this is not how I want to store them!
I don’t even know if we have an attic to store items in, and if we did I probably wouldn’t want them there because I would be afraid to go up there by myself, and the basement is out of the question as well. Basements really scare me and I haven’t been in our basement since last year during Hurricane Irene when there was a tornado warning!
I also want to mention that I am not holding on to every item that belongs to her. At least once a month I donate one bag to Good Will filled with John’s and my clothes and baby girl’s clothes and toys. We are so fortunate to have so much that I want to be able to help other people as well!
Oh yea, I also wanted to share this post I found about re-purposing out grown baby clothes (part two can be found here). Although I am not a seamstress I think a few of these I could actually do with a needle and thread!
Anyways, it’s not only the baby gear that is getting to me. I feel like slowly we are accumulating more and more stuff and I am trying to organize it the best I can! I am really looking forward to starting the basement project to plan my dream storage room – lol!
So friends, I (we) need your help! Anyone have some good tips for storage throughout the house and tricks for keeping baby items organized!? Thank you!