On to the next project on the list…Abigail’s room. It was messy considering there isn’t REALLY much in that room! Most of the “junk” was in the closet, and since we had taken the door down it needed to go for two reasons.
- Abby could crawl in there and get hurt. (TOP reason here)
- It was just plain MESSY!
When I set out to get it done, it came together rather fast. I just sat in the room and went through it ALL. Most was just baby stuff she never used anymore. Like the walker, 3 to 6 month old clothes, toys she wasn’t interested in, some of my clothes and more. Had to move them out to the “one day we might have another baby closet”. Then move the larger baby things in our extra storage area in the laundry room in the basement.
Once we moved the unnecessary things out, it was time to focus on what we had left.
Her only real spot to store clothes was in that drawer you see in the room. It’s a bit small, but really, it works fine.
I decided to use the closet this time around, as there was tons more room now that it was cleared out. When I hung up all her clothes there was plenty of room in the drawers for pants and odd and ends that needed to be stored in the drawer.
Under the crib, I used a plastic tub to store the extra blankets and sheets. It WAS outside the crib in the corner with unfolded sheets piled all around it. I think it’s MUCH better in its new location! AND it made the room look 90% better! I didn’t take an after picture of the part with the chair, because that hasn’t changed except the blanket is not there anymore.
The drawers were packed and messy. Filled with a few things that do not go in a babies room.. Like the shoe inserts for women.. Ya,I don’t think Abby will be using women’s size shoe inserts for some time. *wink*
The top drawer was the worst! When I cleared all the junk that did not need to be in there, we were left with PLENTY of room! The bottom drawer has extra cloth diaper materials. While the other two drawers are filled with extra pjs (the boys old ones that fit her, but hey they work), pants, and hair things I have YET to use on her.
The cute containers in each drawer are actually from Walmart. I purchased them before she was born. I thought it would be nice to have her drawers more organized. They were, I think, $1.50 a piece when I bought them. Not bad for organized storage if you ask me!
The closet, the worst part of the whole room. The drop spot and storage unit. I wanted it to be HER closet, not a drop location, so just about EVERYTHING had to go.
Most of it was old baby clothes and equipment, so it was easy to just pull it all out and either trash it or move to the correct location within the house.
I used some storage containers I had purchased again from Walmart. In the same isle I had purchased the littler containers. I think these were either $2.50 or $3.50 a piece. They make the top look nicer, and I was happy to finally use them.
And yes, that is all Abby’s clothes. We have been managing fine.
What I learned from going through this room:
- Cheapo containers are NICE! But then, boxes would still work just as well if you only have those.
- Moving things to their correct location makes a space work and flow MUCH better!
I want to tell you all the next project on my list, but I cannot decide what to do next.. I want to tackle the kitchen, but I dread it at the same time. SO, my lovely readers, next Friday will be a surprise!
Have any organizing projects going on lately?