Chronicles of a Completely Unperfect Mom

August 24, 2009

Tackling the Dresser

Filed under: cloth diapers,Tackle it Tuesday — Mom @ 11:35 pm

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

My son is only 3 months old, why should I have his room organized?? Yes, I know it’d look nicer, be easier to find things, and every other benefit to having it organized, but this is what his dresser has looked like since before he was born:

This week, I decided it was time to tackle the budding clutter before it got out of control.  Plus, I needed somewhere to put his stash of cloth.  We have been changing him in his crib with the diapers at the opposite end from where he sleeps, but he’s getting more mobile and I didn’t feel safe having a stack of cloth diapers in his crib.

And to make things more challenging, this was behind me when I was trying to clean:

The first thing I had to do was sort through everything.  I found bassinet sheets, we don’t have a bassinet.  There was a 12 month coat sitting up there, RJ’s nowhere near needing that.  Buried under the bag of clothes, there was a pack of construction paper.  Doubt he’s going to be doing any craft projects for a while.  It’s amazing what all I found!

At first, I was going to shove the bassinet sheets in the bottom drawer until I figured out what to do.  Then I remembered that my brother and his wife are having a baby in October and there’s a bassinet in their room.  I took the bag that had clothes in it and started packing it up for them.  There were some size one diapers from before I dove back into cloth, a few girl outfits, the sheets, and two pairs of shoes.  They can move on to bless their family rather than burdening ours.

Once I got everything cleared off, it was time to organize the stash.  This sounds like an easy task, but it really wasn’t.  I get compulsive about weird stuff, and this was one of those times.  Even though they’re just diapers, I want it to be as simple as possible for hubby to grab something easy for him to use so he doesn’t reach into the cubby for a disposable.

This is the end result:

The best part, it was all accomplished without waking the sleeping baby!

And as a bonus tackle-it, here’s how you do laundry when you have a fussy baby who doesn’t want you out of his sight:

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3 Comments »

  1. Great job! I can relate! Love the laundry basket. Thanks for stopping by!

    Comment by Cardamom — August 25, 2009 @ 4:50 am | Reply

  2. Great tackle…………….my daughter was born on may 13, 3 months is awesome!

    Comment by summur — August 25, 2009 @ 9:31 am | Reply

  3. Great Job! Thanks for the kind words on my blog!! Your little one is to cute!! I will also have to take a look around here!!

    Comment by Alicia — August 25, 2009 @ 9:49 am | Reply


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