[And I don’t mean mine!!!!!]
I mean the ones that came with my BreastFlow bottle set
I washed all of the new bottles last week and found a spot in our kitchen to put them.
I considered relocating a lot of our barwear, but I decided that up high was not an ideal place to reach for a bottle if I have a baby on my hip. If I’m reaching for a wine glass, I’m probably hands free!
So I started looking low – and decided this “catch anything” drawer didn’t really need to be full.
I moved our baking basket to the pantry – how often do I bake anyways!?
And in its place, added a basket with our most used kitchen tools (grater, funnels, rolling pin, food scale) I put the Cuisinart attachments down in the basement with the appliance and moved the knife sharpener to the top shelf (since only Matt uses it anyways).
In a very short time – I had an empty drawer!
And inside went the nipples (in an IKEA pop-up box), the lids (in the basket) and the bottles.
I really have no idea how much I will use bottles. I guess my goal now is to pump a little bit for babysitters/nights out after the first month, but as we all know, you just never know. I wanted to have a stock of bottles ready just in case I have to rent an electric pump and do it a lot or if we have to supplement with formula for whatever reason.
I imagine in time this drawer will fill will sippy cups and baby things – and perhaps some plastic kitchen toys that can be his “mom’s cooking dinner” play toys!
In other nesting news, I completely organized the tool area!! Because the baby is going to care how neat our tools are
Really though, what I have learned about nesting is that it’s not so much about preparing the house for the baby (although parts of the instinct definitely are) but the whole “organize every drawer and clean the baseboards” craving is manifesting in my brain as “I MIGHT NEVER GET A CHANCE TO DO THIS AGAIN!” Better organize the tools now because my life is about to change.
I bought 6 of my favorite $6 bins at Target (in a fun color!) and sorted our supplies by topic: Lightbulbs, Cords, Paint Supplies, Batteries + Tape
Plus the drill, Nuts and Bolts and one to grow into!
Our most used tools are in a tool box that is within easy reach for measuring tape, hammer, duct tape, etc.
Matt was VERY pleased with the transformation.
Now if only his nesting instinct would kick in on his brew shelves… I have offered a handful of times to buy big baskets and more to make them look neater and help him sort it out. He has yet to take me up on that offer
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