Wednesday, January 18, 2012


On Saturday we started reorganizing things to get ready for Peyton to join our family.
First we emptied out the craft room which will become her room. The bookshelf will stay, but we are going to be putting the desk into storage. (Hopefully in my grandma's garage, if that's ok with her.) It looks pretty sad right now - Corbyn goes in there periodically and says "uh, oh" like he knows it's not normal for a room to be so empty. It won't stay this way for long though. I have big plans for it.
We made a sewing nook for me in our bedroom.
And stowed away some of the craft supplies in the top of our closet (which was seriously being underutilized - I was amazed how much stuff I fit up there).
Then we reorganized the storage under our stairs. Bill and Mariah had this bookshelf they were wanting to get rid of that works perfectly to store the books that were previously on the bookshelf in the craft room. The rest is pretty much all my decorations. Each month has a container. Rog wanted to put the decorations in the garage, but I said NO! Maybe they would be ok, but I didn't want to take the chance that all my hard work would get ruined by the cold in the winter and the heat in the summer.
The garage is pretty much overflow storage. Golf clubs and a few random things on one side.
Camping/outdoor supplies on the other.
And these shelves right outside the door to the garage hold some kitchen overflow. The cookie sheets were under a bunch of stuff in our kitchen closet, so every time we went to use them (which was a lot), we'd have to practically unload the whole shelf to get to them. This way we have easy access to them!
It was a long day moving everything around, but when we were done I was so glad we did it now and not when I'm 8 or 9 months pregnant - huge and uncomfortable like last time.

It actually worked out pretty perfectly. Everything has a place and similar things are together. Horray for being organized! And now for the fun part - decorating the nursery!
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Roger said...

Man, look at those sweet shelves. Aren't those things nice?

Big thanks to Phat Tony for helping me build them.

Jaxon's Mommy said...

We did the same thing with our books when we had to eliminate our office for Jaxon in CA. We need those shelves in our garage!

Mom Lori said...

I want my whole house to be as neat and organized as yours! VERY IMPRESSIVE!