I pride myself on not being much of a packrat. Yes, I do admit to owning a hope chest, full of high school and college momentos. Yes, I do admit to owning three plastic bins, filled with Alexander's clothing. Yes, I do admit to owning five bins filled with Christmas decorations.
But there are times when enough is enough!
This is one of THREE boxes that had gotten out of control. A few weeks ago, Eric moved Alexander's clothing to a lower rack so Alexander can pick out his own shirts. We love the independence this gives our little man. However, it also meant that I could now see more and more of the
|Time to sort!|
|The recycling pile kept growing by the minute!|
Turns out I'm a holiday card junkie. I just love them. And it seems I have kept everyone of them, along with baby announcements, since 2005. Once I had all of those sorted out, I put them into piles.
With each pile, I added our Christmas card from the year, too. Apparently, there is a small part of me that thinks I'll actually scrapbook again. I sure hope that small part of me figures out when I'm going to find the time!
Finally, after I had looked through every card, sorted way too many piles, and put together my cute little organizer box, I had a final product!
The bag is filled with cards from my baby showers and cards sent after Alexander was born. For some reason, I can't part with these cards so I'm going to buy another organizational box for THAT
crap stuff and put them in my hope chest...if I can make room for it.
Finally, the closet was put back together. It looks just a little bit better if you ask me!
In case you are wondering, the Pull Ups box is filled with gift bags. Unless someone has a better suggestion, I think I'm going to buy a skinny plastic bin (the kind you use for wrapping paper) and put them in there, along with the rolls of wrapping paper that are behind it. I had a skinny bin for that
crap stuff but that is being filled with Alexander's projects from school.
No, I don't keep every project.
Just my favorites.
For the hope chest.