Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Serious Question—Storage and Organization?

Where do you store the things that you aren’t currently using, but will use in the future?  Andy and I (mostly just me), have a pretty good “if we aren’t using it, it’s going away” policy…but we have run into a problem—baby stuff.  I have 3 Rubbermaid containers filled to the brim with things we aren’t using, but probably will use again in the future—one bin is all of Liam’s clothing from the first six months of his life, another has things like receiving blankets and infant carriers and such, and the last has some toy things we don’t use, bottles that didn’t work this time, but might next time, and all of my pumping supplies.  All stuff that we will likely use again when Liam gets a brother or sister in a few years.  But I don’t know where to store it.  Our one car garage is filled with all of our garage needs.  We have a storage shed out back, but it’s kind of gross and I wouldn’t want to put anything good in it.  We have zero closet space in the house, and our attic is not useable.  So we sit, with three giant storage containers (and truthfully, I could use another…for the Bumbo, play mat, bath sponge, and a few other things….and that doesn’t count the baby swing and bouncy seat that are chilling on the closet floor) just hanging in our living room.  The long term solution is a new house.  If Andy’s side business works out, we will likely move in the next twelve months…but in the meantime, I don’t know what to do.  We have literally filled every inch of space in our house.  The only thing that could possibly work is to see if I can move more of the stuff from the garage out to the storage shed…and then fill that space with Liam’s stuff.  I can only be so creative…and I think I’ve hit my wall.

PS—As soon as I can find the card reader, I’ll get more Liam pictures up….I have a few fun ones to share.


Anonymous said...

We can store them here in the closet in your old room for awhile.
Send them with us on Jan.28.

Snap, Crackle & Pop said...

Danielle and I have excessive closet space. I can take all three plus another 2 (or six, whatever you need). I am only using 1/3 of my closets for my clothes, storage, sweeper, toilet paper...

Plus, that would mean I would have to see you which sounds like a fantastic idea! :)