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Organizing - Karen's Musings
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We had a busy weekend, including having my grandfather visiting, having his dog with him, my mother in law's cat here for the weekend, 13 people for dinner Friday night, an Emergency Room visit for Seth Saturday evening (nothing's broken, but 14 xrays later, a sprained ankle, a sprained knee, and a bruised ego, and his prognosis is that he'll be fine, though he might take as much as 6 weeks to feel totally normal again - no getting out of baby duty though), meeting up with some triplet mamas for coffee Sunday morning (me and two babies), a trip to the aquarium for Julian with Grammy and Great Grandpa on Sunday, and a shopping trip to The Container Store for Seth, me and the triplets.

You see, now that the babies are mobile, they have been messing with my system. Specifically, my system for organizing baby clothes. SuperNanny also messes with my system. I have a system for putting away the baby clothes on the two shelves below the changing table in the nursery. But SuperNanny, for all her super-ness, can't seem to figure it out. She doesn't fold clothes neatly, and doesn't seem to put clothes in logical places (I put all the PJs together, all the onesies together, all the dresses together, etc. ... she? does not). The babies also do not fold clothes neatly and do not put clothes in logical places. They, in fact, have taken to UNfolding clothes and dumping them all over the floor. So I can no longer completely blame SuperNanny for the disarray that the clothes are in. I could blame, her, I suppose, but it would be counterproductive.

I didn't take a before picture, but if I had, it would look something like this:

Now that we've made a trip to The Container Store, and I have spent several hours going through the rubble, it looks more like this:

And this:

I feel much better now. We'll see how long it lasts.


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alexisbean From: alexisbean Date: July 28th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC) (Link)
I've never heard of the container store, but *drool* you can bet I'm going to be checking out the link closer...I saw they ship to Canada!!

How delightful!!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: July 28th, 2008 11:14 am (UTC) (Link)
I love, love, love the container store. They are expensive, but AWESOME
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: July 28th, 2008 11:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I do leap tall buildings in a single bound, you know.

Hey, can you send me your contact info? I had them on my other computer before it imploded and I can't find them anywhere. Puh-lease? Pretty please? With a cherry on top? I keep starting to call you and then realizing I don't have your phone number anymore.
kalki From: kalki Date: July 28th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC) (Link)
i heart the container store :)

And I think you rock!!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: July 28th, 2008 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I do rock! I have feared going the bin route before, for two reasons: 1. the stuff on the bottom could end up going unused, and 2. the stuff could end up a jumbled mess. Turns out that with my nanny's inability to keep things in neatly folded piles on their shelves, the same two problems exist on the shelves as well, so I at least won't have to LOOK at the mess if things are in bins! :)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: July 28th, 2008 11:14 am (UTC) (Link)
P.S. Looks like you're doing really well! What was the result of your 3 hour GTT?
journeytoernie From: journeytoernie Date: July 28th, 2008 12:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
i love you for posting that before picture! you are too cool :)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: July 29th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I rock.
zis770 From: zis770 Date: July 28th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've never had a SuperNanny but I have similar problems due to a semi-broken dresser and a cleaning lady who doesn't quite my organization style every week I'm changing things around.

It's a good thing we're not neighbors though. I can just imagine what my chevra would do to your gorgeouis bins. Boy would they have a good time!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: July 29th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)
The bins that are within babies' reach have only towels and diapers in them, which I don't mind them dumping out. The ones with clothes are too high for them to reach. I R Smrt. :)
yeishlitikvah From: yeishlitikvah Date: July 28th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am in awe of your organization. Shabbos for 13, organizing the clothing of mobile triplets.

What's next being 'Superwoman'?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: July 29th, 2008 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)
I leap tall buildings in a single bound, too. :)
ouiserboudreaux From: ouiserboudreaux Date: July 29th, 2008 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)
ugh. My MIL is like your supernanny, she doesn't get my organizing system - which is the same as yours.

She actually went through Hayley's closet once and rearranged things by outfits. Hayley was EIGHT, 90% of her stuff is mix and match. You take jeans from the jeans section, a shirt from the shirt section. It isn't like it is a 1:1 thing!
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