I'm talking about the Organization bug. There's just something about starting fresh in a new year that makes me want to organize all the things! I literally have an organization project on The List in just about every room in our house.
There's the pantry to tackle, the boys' reading books in the playroom, our seasonal clothes in the master bedroom closet, the black-hole that we call the guest room closet which has become the catch-all for just about anything and everything and so much more.
This month I thought I would start small and begin with a project that I knew I could accomplish in one day without making too much of a mess. The nursery changing table.
I've had these awesome collapsible orange storage crates from Land of Nod sitting on our changing table for months without any idea as to how to use them. I obviously knew I would fill one with diapers and another with wipes and whatnot but I wasn't quite sure what to do with the rest of them.
After gathering all of our "most-used-daily" baby supplies, I set to finding them each their own happy place on the table. Since the boys and I do the majority of our daily living on the first floor of the house, so much of these must-haves were scattered throughout. I'm so happy to have them all in one place and within reach when I'm upstairs with Mac. This is especially useful for after naps, early wake ups and after baths.
We have another changing table that we keep on the main floor of our house and it is also stocked with very similar items! So, what's in those crates?
Diapers: Dailies and overnites. If you haven't already heard about the secret of diapering your littles in Huggies Overnite diapers (one size up) you're missing out.
Toiletries: Hand sanitizer, Body moisturizing lotion, Diaper cream, Boogie Wipes and Dapple toy wipes. Not pictured: the bulb snot sucker, baby brush and comb.
Socks: Self-explanatory. What you can't see, is that inside of Mac's laundry hamper I keep a small lingerie bag. When the socks come off at the end of the day, they go right into the lingerie bag which helps decrease the saga of The Lost Baby Sock.
Blankets and Swaddles: Receiving blankets, muslin swaddles, sleep sacks, etc.
Burpies and White Onesies: I like to keep a little stash of plain white onesies in the changing table in case of diaper blowout emergency. Plain white onesies are also great for layering under other clothes in the colder months. Having them on-hand at the changing table eliminates having to grab something from the closet or drawer when you're in a pickle! I also keep a few burp clothes here as well!
Last but not least, if your little is a wiggler and roller like mine, it's great to keep a toy secured to the rail of the changing table. This gives them something to occupy their attention while you're trying to wrestle them into and out of their diapers!
Chances are you already have most of these changing table must-haves already in your possession. Now all you'll need to do is find a few fitting baskets and you're on your way to having a perfectly stocked and neatly organized changing table.
Whew, I already feel less overwhelmed and excited to change the next diaper!
Okay, kidding about that last part. So, what's on your list to tackle and organize this new year? I hope you’ll come back tomorrow and join in the organizing fun as we kick off our linky parties!
If you link up on just one of our nine blogs, your project will be seen on ALL nine sites. Pretty awesome, huh? So get to those projects and be sure to link up!
Be sure to share a picture of your project on my Facebook page, even if you don't have a blog! I will be sharing some of my favorites both there and on Twitter throughout the course of the week!