Saturday, March 12, 2011

Closet Purge

The things I've learned while nesting...

1. Throw stuff away right away, or else.
2. Giving gifts of small forgotten odds and ends to children can and will instantly brighten your day. (I gave Miah a shell from who-knows-when, and she gasped in delight, put her hand on her cheek and said, "I can't believe this. A present, for me? A shell from the beach? I can't believe this.")
3. Pregnancy hormones make you emotional, which in turn makes it tough to toss sentimental junk. These urges are at battle with the same pregnancy hormones that make you want to clean and organize everything until your fingers bleed. There is no winner of this battle.
4. Three-year-old Starbursts do not hold up as well as three-year-old Tootsie Rolls.
5. Organization is worth the work. Guaranteed.


  1. 1. Don't even give it a second thought. If you have the urge to toss, do it, lest you be overtaken by that doubt of "I might need this...."
    2. I try to give them to children that don't live in the same house that forgotten thing has been nesting in for years. Two birds with one stone.
    2b. Your daughter is the cutest thing ever, and a genius.
    3. If there is one thing that makes me not want to be pregnant again, it is this.
    4. Good to know.
    5.I've decided that organization is so much easier when you only have two suitcases worth of possessions all kept in one room.

    Blogging Buddies it is. I'm pretty sure Aaron Zint was my first Budddy but I'm also pretty sure you will post 5-10 times more than him :)