Spring Cleaning. . .Baby’s Coming!
Spring cleaning for me is getting ready for our little girl. We have 8 more weeks and she will be here. There’s so much to do to get ready for a baby, I’m just overwhelmed but it’s all going to come together. Last week, I got this burst of energy to clean/purge our closets and drawers (sorry no photos). I felt a huge sense of relief and even found stuff I had not worn (shameful). Baby gifts are starting to roll in and I’ve got to make room quickly or we will have a situation. Ha! Time to clean, organize, wash, and store.
As part of my Spring Cleaning. . . we need to get our cloth diapers ready for use. Since we are using the BumGenius Cloth Diapers, I’ve been doing a lot of research on cleaning them for initial use (washing 3-5 times before use) as well as keep them looking great after many uses. I found that Rockin’ Green is a favorite of parents who use cloth diapers, but you just never know what might work for you until you actually start using and washing. I think this is going to be a trial and error situation. We did registered for Honest newborn diapers to save us in the first three/four weeks while we get use to being first-time parents and until we master our cloth diaper system. It’s going to be tough, but we are committed as cloth diapers will save us $1500-2000 per year and better for our girls little bum. Wish us luck! 🙂 Check out this great article from Home Depot on 10 Cleaning Tips for New Parents.
On my Spring Cleaning, Baby’s Coming List. . .
-tackle my handbags, thinking of having a handbag party with close friends to just give them away. At least I know they will be in good hands. I have so many that I like, but can do without. If I don’t do that, I will have to store them.
-organize linen closet to utilize the space better and make room for the baby’s blanket, towels, sheets, etc.
-clean and organize her clothing/bottles/toys, assess what we need to use immediately and pack away things we will use later.
-make room in kitchen for her bottles and other feeding supplies
-have the house cleaned from top to bottom before baby arrives
-prepare our hospital and diaper bag
Lots on our plate, but this is a priority and I’m going to start washing and preparing this weekend.
Spring Cleaning. . .Baby’s Coming in full effect!