Pre-baby, we were two people with successful careers that had a sparkling house and time for hobbies and personal development.
Post-baby, we are two people with successful careers (although now I work part-time from home) that live in a home with cheerios on the floor and baby gear in every nook and cranny.
Somehow, our house just started to fill up. With bibs and bottles, a crib and a bouncy seat, receiving blankets and little clothes, books and toys, sippy cups and strollers, baby carriers and breast pads, diapers and goldfish.
So much of the clutter is unnecessary and unused. So we’ve decided to intervene:
* We keep only two small toyboxes – one in the living room, one in her room. Everything else goes to the local thrift store.
* We keep three drawers of outgrown baby clothes. Everything else goes to a thrift store or a friend.
* We don’t “borrow” baby items “to try” anymore – we have so many things that are laying around our house that we can’t get rid of because they belong to someone else.
What do you do to keep baby clutter at bay?
NOTE to Expectant Moms: Are you wondering what NOT to register for to avoid all that clutter in the first place? Check out my list here.
(Photo by: _Harry Lime_)