Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Crazed organizing

With what limited energy I now have at week 31, I am in an organizing craze to get the house and baby room ready. Zach requested that the baby "get his own closet" ie, don't leave 90% of my own stuff in there (apparently he was deprived of a personal closet as a boy. Growing up one of 7, I'm not surprised.) I figured this would be an easy request to meet, aka everything the baby has will now be stored in "his" closet, haha. But, I do need to rearrange the linen closet and office to make room for some of the items. The baby won't entirely have his own room (guest room and a bit more sewing until he is mobile) at first but I'm going to do what I can to organize the rest of the house.

This is where it gets crazy. Try not to vomit, ok? I'm taking pictures of how I want the linen closet to look, and what goes in each shelf, so Zach and I BOTH know the proper place for everything. be honest...he does most of the laundry and putting away, so every few months I have to sort of rearrange optimally. Not that I'm complaining! Zach likes to follow orders (I love me a military man!) so I think is will be a good way to stay organized.
Here is the back of the easiest shelf to access..guest towels. These might get displaced for other items, since we don't have many guests, but we'll see.

Here is the same shelf with the front section filled in. Grown up bath time on the left, baby bath on the right. Look OK so far, you experienced moms?

Here is the shelf below (second most easy to access). Beach/gym towels and sheets. After taking this picture Zach pointed out that we don't need 15 extra pillow cases when we only have 6 pillows. So I downsized on that pile. :)

Lastly, rarely used items are moving out to the garage in XL and XXL ziplock bags. You know, things like extra pillowcases. Also some bath mats we can't use in this house, sleeping bags, etc. I have a thing about bugs and whatnot so evening has to go in plastic, a tub, or a box with every opening taped shut. OCD, I know. I'm a firstborn, what do you expect? this level of nesting normal???  Stay tuned for the rest of the shelves, I haven't done anything else so I'm counting in you guys to keep me accountable!!!! Nothing like blogger guilt to get a project done, right?


Emily said...

You'll know you're close when you start scrubbing the bathroom grout with a toothbrush and cleaning the blinds compulsively. At least, that's what they say. I'm like that all the time so...

jess said...

I'm hoping to get to that stage soon. So far I'm still at the stage where all I want to do is lay on the couch, eat ice cream, and watch Downton Abbey.