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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Organizing Your Nursery

  Another Thursday is here. Time to get organized!

I can hardly believe we are on week 50 already! There are 56 weeks in the book so we are on the home stretch. How have you been doing so far? Has this series been helpful to you? Please share! I would love to hear:) 

If you are just joining us, we have been getting organized using Jennifer Ford Berry's Organize Now book.  


It has some great info and tips on organizing various parts of our life and home. You can see past posts here:

Week 1 about Organizing Your Mind and Life Vision HERE,
Week 2 about Organizing Your Priorities HERE,
Week 3 about Organizing Your Schedule HERE
Week 4 about Organizing Your Cleaning Schedule HERE.
Week 5 about Organizing Your Personal Information HERE. 
Week 6 about Organizing Your Finances HERE. 
      Week 7 about Organizing Your Bill-paying System HERE.
        Week 8 about Organizing Your Receipts and Taxes HERE
Week 9 about Organizing Your Files HERE
                          Week 10 about Organizing your Magazines and Newspapers HERE.
                                               Week 11 about Organizing Your Email HERE
                                                Week 12 about Organizing Your Mail HERE
                                         Week 13 about Organizing Your Child's Toys HERE.
Week 14 about Organizing Your Crafts HERE.
Week 15 about Organizing Your Photographs HERE.
Week 16 about Organizing Your Purse or Wallet HERE. 
 Week 17 about Organizing Your Vehicle HERE.
                                                  Week 18 about Organizing Your Pet HERE.
Week 19 about Organizing Your Books, CDs and DVDs HERE.
Week 20 about Organizing Your Entryway or Mudroom HERE.
                        Week 21 about Organizing Your Family Room or Living Room HERE.
Week 22 about Organizing Your Kitchen Countertops HERE.
Week 23 about Organizing the Kitchen Cabinets HERE.
Week 24 about Organizing the Pantry HERE. 
Week 25 about Organizing the Refrigerator HERE.
Week 26 about Organizing the recipes HERE.
Week 27 about Organizing the dining room HERE.
Week 28 about Organizing the Laundry Room HERE.
Week 29 about Organizing the Bathroom HERE
Week 30 about Organizing the Medicine Cabinet HERE.
Week 31 about Organizing Your Child's Clothes and Closet HERE.
Week 32 about Organizing Your Child's Memorabilia HERE.
Week 33 about Organizing Your Child's Bedroom HERE.
Week 34 about Organizing Your Bedroom Closet HERE
Week 35 about Organizing Your Memorabilia HERE
Week 36 about Organizing Your Master Bedroom HERE
Week 37 about Organizing Your Jewelry, Accessories and Purses HERE.
Week 38 about Organizing your Home Office HERE 
Week 39 about Organizing the Linen Closet HERE.
Week 40 about Organizing the Basement HERE.
Week 41 about Organizing the Attic HERE.
Week 42 about Organizing the Garage HERE.
Week 43 about Organizing the Yard and Garden HERE.
Week 44 about Organizing Your Holiday HERE.
Week 45 about Organizing Your Party HERE
Week 46 about Organizing Your Trip HERE. 
Week 47 about Organizing Your Move HERE.
Week 48 about Organizing Your Back To School Time HERE
Week 49 about Organizing Your Pregnancy HERE

Since we talked about pregnancy last week it is only fitting to move onto the nursery this week. Jennifer suggests thinking through exactly what tasks you will be doing in the nursery. Diapering? Feeding? Dressing? Rocking? Reading? This will help you to make the most of the space you have and organize it accordingly.
This Week's Goals:
1. Choose the furniture and decor or theme. If you are buying new furniture, make sure it fits your needs and area and has good storage space. We didn't have a big room so we purchased a crib that we liked and a matching dresser that had a changing table on top of it. We also purchased a comfortable glider to match, which we got a TON of use out of in feeding the babies and still use to read to the boys now. (ages 2 and 4) Be sure to pick a good and firm mattress for the crib. New is probably better for this.
2. Schedule time to set up the furniture, paint, etc. It's probably safer not to paint if you are pregnant so allow your family members and friends to help with this. Have everything set up at least a month ahead of time in case the baby decides to make an early appearance. My second son was born 6 weeks early and we barely made it to the hospital on time! (he's healthy now:) So you just never know how things will go and it is better to have it done in plenty of time. Since I am the biggest procrastinator, it was lucky for us that we had already been through this with our first son and the nursery was already ready to go:) Probably a good idea to have the diaper bag and YOUR bag packed early too. Something I was doing in between contractions. (not recommended:)

3. Put a light with a dimmer option in the nursery for those late night diaper changes.

1. Put a bin in the closet. As your baby outgrows clothes toss them in there to go through later - either to put away for another baby or to donate or sell.
Thanks for reading! How do you organize your nursery?
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Have a great day!

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