Freeform Katia

June 21, 2007

clutter

Filed under: musings — freeformkatia @ 10:11 am

I am always frustrated by clutter. It confuses me, it makes life messy, and things get lost. I don’t think I was ever a packrat, unlike some members of my immediate family. This is not to say I don’t keep things, they’re just kept away somewhere, neatly (for the most part) and out of sight.

This lack of clutter was made evident to me the other day when I was over at someone’s house and there was stuff everywhere on every conceivable horizontal surface. Really, who needs 17 different tubes of toothpaste? You buy, you use, you toss.

[if my camera was here I’d have taken a picture of a clutter free bookshelf]

For this reason I can’t wait until I can start giving away baby related stuff (read CLOTHES). I had Richard haul up the 2 big boxes of 0-3 mo. baby clothing from the basement the other day and I have accomplished the washing of 1/3 of these clothes. Yes, 1/3 (I’m going to tackle the other 2/3s tonight). We were VERY lucky to have received a ton of hand-me-downs from various people and for that I’m extremely grateful. Both Maja and this child have a lot of clothing… and this is just what remains of the stuff after I tossed/gave away bags of it because the clothing was a) ugly (or better put, not my style), b) made of polyester (yick), c) super stained or damaged, d) had a corporate affiliation printed all over it (mickey mouse, dora, etc.).

[if my camera was here I’d take a picture of the closet with 1/3 collection of baby clothes laid out on the shelf]

I’ve been asked lately if there’s anything we need for baby #2 and my answer is: not clothing. Actually, the only thing we really are lacking is a double stroller.  We’re looking at getting the ultralight Joovy — especially since Maja wants to walk 99% of the time anyway.

And I guess there are a few other little things, like the SwaddleMe in cotton (as opposed to the fleece one we currently have).  This thing was a lifesaver with Maja, as neither Richard nor I could do a baby burrito to save our lives!

Well, I hadn’t intended for this to be a solicitation. So, I’ll hit “publish” and be on my way.

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4 Comments »

  1. Katia, would you like my “Miracle Blanket” in light green cotton with beige trim when we are through using it (age 14 wks it says, and Liam is coming up on 12…)
    here’s a link:
    http://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Blanket-Green-Beige-Trim/dp/B000G0IPNI/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2/002-4972449-3198431?ie=UTF8&s=baby-products&qid=1182440342&sr=1-2

    Comment by Lynette — June 21, 2007 @ 10:40 am

  2. oh- and when you live in a house like mine (no basement no attic) with a toddler– clutter abounds. I hate it too, But where to put everything????

    Comment by Lynette — June 21, 2007 @ 10:41 am

  3. I can never show you pictures of my office, then. Clutter everywhere. It overwhelms me but I don’t know how to fix it. I need help with my clutter issues.

    Comment by Laura — June 21, 2007 @ 1:51 pm

  4. P.S. I’m sorry you’re missing your camera so much. :(

    Comment by Laura — June 21, 2007 @ 1:51 pm


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