HOME + GARDEN, ORGANIZING | November 29, 2010

The Joy of an Uncluttered Home | Getting Ready for the Baby

unclutter your home

Two weeks ago, I found out what are the must-have items that you need before you deliver your baby. I am amazed by the amount of new things that we need to care, educate and entertain a newborn.

The first thing on my list was to make room. My husband and I sorted and packed all weekend. By splitting the work, we encouraged each other. He did the main floor while I worked mostly upstairs. We separated things into four categories: donation, furniture for sale, recycling and garbage. I tackled a big closet that was filled with things that we do not use anymore. Big closets can be sneaky. I was surprised by how much we hide there over the years. Now, I got the space to hide our photo albums and the beautiful things that should be kept out of reach during my child’s early years. Everything is neatly organized on the shelves. Looking at my well organized storage space makes me feel good.

Uncluttering your home can seem cumbersome to many. But once you see the results, it is worth every minute on it. Getting rid of unnecessary things removes weights from your shoulder. It’s a soothing experience! I know that you are all busy before the Holiday season. But why not take one weekend or a few week nights to gather the things around the house that you do not use anymore and donate them to a local charity. They need more toys, clothes, food and housewares during this time of the year to prepare their Christmas baskets.

As for us, we still have a big way to go until we see the end of the tunnel. We will continue to pack so they can proceed with some renovations all over the home. I wish to do all these little, and not so little, projects before the baby arrives. This is part of child-proofing my home. I will show you the results once everything is done.

Lastly, have a look at these beautiful kitchen linens. After your hard work, you are allow one indulgence.

SOURCING:
+ Vintage Kitchen Scale $45 USD at One Sidney Road
+ Kitchen Apron by Studiopatro $68
+ Tea Towel Sets $42 for 2 assorted tea towels at Studiopatro

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3 Responses to “The Joy of an Uncluttered Home | Getting Ready for the Baby”

  1. You are so organized and so ahead of the game. Good job.
    I’m excited for you :-)
    Fiona

  2. Thank you, Aimee, for the info. My list may be longer than the 8 essentials but it is not that long. I asked questions about what is really necessary to other parents around me. When the baby will be 5 months old, I plan to buy a separate high chair for our own comfort and because I want my eating space to stay clean. But I cannot imagine why you need two strollers. And I bought a crib that converts into a toddler bed. I try to be practical.

  3. It is wonderful to be pregnant, to feel the life inside us.

    I recommend you these books : La parole au bebe de Brigitte Denis and Bienvenue sur Terre de Sylvie Ouelett. Also the books of Frederick Leboyer