Originally Posted by GISDiva
I'm starting to get antsy about some of the little house projects, but I haven't been motivated to actually do anything about them. I should start making lists, that usually helps the "oh my god, I don't know what to do first" paralysis. Once we know sex, I'll either be visiting my friend and grabbing her girl clothes or starting the search for boy clothes. The very first thing we need to do is fix the drawers on the dresser/changing table thingie someone gave us so I can start filling it up. The particle board drawer bottoms got a little saggy over the years so I'd like to shore them up somehow. Any suggestions welcome.
We have the same problem with ours, but the drawers are so stubborn and DH, who is a good fixer-upper, has thrown the towel in on them. We're going to Craigslist ours and buy a new (or new to us) dresser with more storage for both kids and just put the changing pad on top of it, too. I've been shopping for them online.
DH's business is taking off, so he finally got Internet up there (it's a machine shop, so it wasn't essential as a start-up), so he's moving the office out of our house. I am going to set up the room with Montessori work and low table/chairs and playroom-type stuff and a nice, comfy nursing chair for me. I have also moved my sewing table into the closet and want to finish setting it up with labeled bins and shelves for total craft organization!
We've had a minor kitchen renovation (new countertops/backsplash) planned since December, but were waiting on my mom's major renovation to be done so we'd have a working kitchen between us. So looks like we'll be doing that later this month.
I've already started going through my diaper stash and deciding what to sell/give to my sister (she's having a boy in about 2 weeks; I'm having a girl). I had a minor (compared to some!) Goodmama diaper addiction in 2011 and I want to sell some of them to make room for...nothing. Air, I guess. I have *plenty* of diapers. I have also started going through all of DS's clothes to decide what to give to my sister, what to keep in case of another boy later (and sentimentality), and what to consign. I am also going to consign some maternity clothes that I just couldn't bring myself to wear last pregnancy or this one.
We are major clutter purgers, so even though we did one in November of general stuff, we'll probably do another round this spring. I am starting to wonder why I need ANY CDs anymore (the opposite of my mom who clings to all her VHS tapes, despite not having a VCR!).
I want to do some kind of special decor update for Baby, even though she'll sleep with us and even though the idea of "his room" is still just a farce for our 2.5 year old.
My list is long! But I've got 4.5 months or so, right?!