Many moons ago, when I first started talking about Mabel’s nursery plans, I mentioned that she had this disaster of a closet that we needed to take care of. The shelving was inefficient, I needed to go through Abigail’s tubs of clothes to see what would and wouldn’t work, and without any plans for a dresser in her room, we needed a space that could store all of her things.
So, Jim went and did what he has been doing over the last few months. Took something that was completely mediocre and turned it into something amazing- all by himself.
I’m not even going to claim to be remotely close to the queen of organization, so don’t try to understand how I chose to put what things where- I mostly put them where they fit and tried to leave space for rearranging after Mabel is here and we’re actually utilizing the things inside her closet day in and day out.
The mint basket full of teensy tiny newborn diapers will be carted around the house to wherever Miss Mabel is. I loved having a portable diaper station with Abigail so I plan to do that again- diapers, wipes, and vaseline all in one place but capable of being moved from room to room.
My pump, our small little stockpile of diapers and wipes, and IKEA boxes filled with her newborn and 0-3 size clothes.
These other IKEA baskets hold her shoe collection and bibs and a third basket I’ve left empty because I have a feeling I’ll discover the perfect somethings that need to go in there once she is here!
The IKEA baskets above hold 3-6 month clothes, burp rags, swaddles, sleep sacks, sheets, mattress pads, and boppy covers. The little labels on the boxes can be swapped out and changed so I’m sure things will be rotating through this closet pretty frequently!
Most of these hang up clothes are big sister hand me downs, although there are a few new additions from my consigning last month. Including an adorable 4th of July outfit! Eeep!
All in all, Jim painted the closet, cut, painted, sealed, and installed the shelves, and added a hanging bar. It’s absolutely perfect and I know it will last her for years to come!