I really felt accomplished Saturday night to get all of these things to fit into his closet. It's SO TINY I thought, "Wow! Look at all the stuff I can cram in there!" Of course, once I stepped back and looked at it I thought, "How the heck will I ever find anything in there?!" Not to mention that rickety curbside find of a wire rack was collapsing more than holding anything.
Then I decided it's time to visit IKEA and find a better solution. Queue better solution:
Yes, I cleared out a lot of those things that didn't need to be in there, like strollers and the car seat base, but everything else is still in there! Just beautifully organized in those sweet ANTONIOUS drawers. I bought two (stacked) and repurposed one we already owned which was housing Bill's (enormous) shoe collection.
I spent $79 on the two ANTONIOUS organizers with drawers, plus utilized the one we already had and added a Command hook to hang my diaper bag on (far right - Vera Bradley "Lime's Up" Messenger). I also used baskets and containers we've acquired from the showers or over time for additional organization within the drawers or upper shelf of the closet.
The left drawers are all basic baby items like books, bibs, blankies, etc:
.....and the right is ALL FLUFF!!! Ohhh it makes my heart go pitter patter to see those beautiful drawers full of fluff.
Top is all newborn 'sposies for the first few days, along with my diaper caddy and wash cloths which will be used as wipes when we transition to cloth.
Sposies and wash cloths are in dollar store baskets and my diaper caddy was $3.99 at Hobby Lobby, but I used a 40% off coupon to save some moo-lah.
Second drawer is all prefolds that will be burp cloths (about 20). Third drawer is full of size 2 OsoCozy Prefolds for Billy's bigger days and bottom drawer is all of our one size pocket diapers; which there are more on the way thanks to the Cotton Babies Seconds Sale.
Just because I love our fluff stash that much...I took photos of the newborn stash to share and oodle over:
|BumGenius, GroVia, Cocalo, Thirsties, Kawaii, OH MY!!|
|Bummis, gDiapers and a dollar store bucket for Snappis.|
|OsoCozy Unbleached Prefolds - Size 1|
|Can't have prefolds without Snappis!! Love that bucket.|
There you have it! A fabulously organized closet full of fun and fluff for under a hundred bucks.
Now we sit back and patiently (yeah right!!) await Billy's arrival. I'm full-term (37 weeks) today, so I'm ready when he's ready!! I am praying for a healthy baby and an easy labor/delivery. Whenever that's meant to happen, I'm ready for it.