Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Cleaning

Lately I have been in the mood to organize. Having a baby in the house increases the level of clutter. Cambry doesn't have too much stuff yet since she doesn't play with any big toys, but still there is extra stuff all around the house. I think that has made me want to go through other parts of our house organizing and getting rid of things we don't need.

This weekend was super productive. Greg and I cleaned out a number of drawers and closets around the house. We also posted some things on Craigslist that we are trying to get rid of.

Our house is on the smallish side (relatively speaking) so sometimes you have to get creative with storage. Here are a few organizational things that are really helpful.

The Elfa



The Elfa system comes from The Container Store. You can buy different size baskets and spread them out however you want along the post. We bought this when we lived in an apartment for our narrow pantry door, but they come in different widths.

It looks pretty empty right now because I cleaned it out this weekend. And you may think the closet looks really chaotic and full but it is actually very organized and a huge improvement from before.


Clothespin Labels

This doesn't necessarily help that much with organization, but I saw it in a magazine and I thought it looked cute.

We have this small bookcase in Cambry's closet because it wouldn't fit in her room, and I have some of her things sorted into baskets. I just hot glued on the clothespins this weekend and made the labels.


Under Crib Storage.



These clear bins were from Lowes. They are great to store extra crib sheets, clothes that don't fit right now, etc. They were almost the perfect size to fit all three under the crib. They were a tiny bit too long but we just pulled the crib out from the wall a few inches and they don't show at all from the front or sides.


Changing Table Basket


The dresser we use for the changing table is not very long. It really only has room for the pad and a few other things. So I attached the basket to the end with the 3D Command hooks. It holds disposable diapers for when we need them, paper towels, lap pads, diaper cream, etc.

Well that is all I have for now. Maybe I will find some more inspiration on blogs or Pinterest while I am on my organizing kick!

1 comment:

Jen said...

Oh my goodness. You just opened my eyes to a whole world of options for baby girl's nursery... thanks for the tips and tricks :)