Lately I’ve been doing some organizing. And not just the bathroom cabinets, either.
I’ve been spending some time going over the items that matter most to me – identifying them, and finding them a proper place in my house.
Today I want to share a simple solution I came up with for organizing my children’s baby items.
First, I made a small collection of treasured baby items for each of my children. Here are some of the items I collected from my daughter:
- Special baby shower cards or baby gifts.
- Going home outfit or other special outfits.
- Hospital cap and bracelet.
- Baby blanket.
- Baby’s first Bible or other special book(s).
Next, I picked up this cute cardboard boxes at IKEA. They were selling them in a 2-pack for just $9.99 and they had many colors.
I was finally able to get rid of some of the baby items today and feel OK about it. I’m pretty sure we’re done with kids, but there’s something about finally giving away all those baby things, isn’t there? Maybe some of you can relate to this.
Here’s how my daughter’s closet looks at the moment. I put both her and brother’s baby boxes in there, but I’ll move his box to his closet once I clean it out.
But I also felt relieved. See, I’m massively behind in assembling my daughter’s scrapbook, and I felt this simple act of organizing her baby things made me felt like I was doing something to preserve those memories until I can get to it. This may also be a good option for those of you that are feeling guilt about not having done a scrapbook. This may be a simpler solution to that!
I’m also in the process of organizing our family photos and my children’s school memories, so I’ll have to make sure to post about those projects when they’re done, too.
Do you have a baby box like this? How have you organized your children’s important babyhood items?