Have you ever watched any of those shows on Discovery & TLC about people who hoard crap so intensely that they can barely even move through their homes? They haven’t seen their bed in months?
While those shows make me kind of sad, a little repulsed, and incredibly claustrophobic.. currently, I feel like two rooms in my house could rival those seen in hoarder’s homes.
The amount of crap in my house right now is outrageous. The worst part? It is all absolutely necessary, and not because of some freakish attachment i’ve grown to a stack of ‘happy birthday’ napkins.. but because it’s ALL stuff for either Holden for the coming season, or for the new baby.
I’ve tried to organize it into tubs to make it less cluttered, less messy looking- and easier to get to when it’s actually needed.. sadly that has not given us ANY space back. It’s out of control. I don’t know where everything is going to go.
This is currently what you see upon entering the office (soon to be the nursery):
The trash bags are full of clothes we don’t need/want (some things you’re given.. as nice as it is.. you just can’t bear to stick your kid in), so those are an easy fix- but the tupperwares? We need all of those. Some have clothes, some have diapers and other essentials. Will they fit in the closet? Nope. Closet is full.
It gets worse.. there is yet another room.. and if you can believe it.. it’s even more full of essential baby items than this one. So much so, that you literally can not walk through it. So much so, that you’d never know there was a couch in that room unless someone told you.
A lot of it might look junk, but in that piule of horrid looking mess are all the ‘big ticket’ baby items. The swing, the vibrating chair, the carrier & booster seat, double stroller, bath tub, play mats & even more clothes.
I honestly don’t even dare go IN that room. Just looking at it stresses me out. Thinking about moving all of that into the house?? WHERE is it going to go?
We have a rather large accomodating living room.. but every day that living room turns to chaos as Holden pulls out every single toy from his toy bins and scatters them about.. and then goes into his room, and pulls even MORE toys into the living room, and scatters them about.
Can I fall asleep tonight and wake up to a bigger house? Is that at all possible? Or wake up to a more open floor plan? Even that would work out nicely I think.
It doesn’t matter HOW much I organize.. it just doesn’t seem like i’ll ever be done, or that i’m ever going to find a way to make it all fit without over-cluttering the house and not giving Holden enough room to run around.
I need someone who is amazing at organizing to come in and lend me a hand. I’m as bad at organizing as I am at interior decorating.
Why do babies need SO much shit? Even if you cut out all the unnecessary crap (as I wrote about yesterday), there’s still SO much that is necessary.
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