Sacrifices & Spaces

Pared down, but no room to spare!

As many of you may (or may not)  know, Ryan and I have had our home on the market for a while now, and although my mother insists that fate will have us moving on June 20th (I’m due the 23rd), I have to prepare as if we’re definitely going to be in our tiny townhouse when this baby comes home. As many of you may also know, both Ryan and I have a lot of clothing…and I mean A LOT.

Thankfully my nesting instincts and logical side have made parting with many of my old clothes very easy (thank you Plato’s Closet for the extra cash, and I hope you enjoy the rest, Atlanta Mission).  The rub is that since we’ve moved in, Ryan and I have never shared a closet (and really never could)–and I got stuck with the unfortunate luck to be using the future nursery’s closet…and dresser…and armoire…and linen closet.  Now I’m trying to make room for baby’s things IN ADDITION to mine, and it’s been a struggle.

I’ve been working on cleaning out my “closet” (and all of the other places I’ve stored my things in the room) for a month now, and have had to be realistic about what could go into storage (sorry cute, fitted summer dresses, not this year!) and what I really won’t ever wear again.  I’m glad to say that I’ve pared down so that I can fit everything into the clothes closet comfortably, leaving baby with a linen closet, a dresser and the changing table.

I do have to say that I feel guilty that I’m taking the big closet, but then I remind myself that my clothes are bigger than the baby’s will ever be. Plus, apparently it will be easy to pack up and store items that are too small or too big easily since babies change sizes so quickly…current moms, please weigh in!

Anyway, since I can’t really do anything decor-wise in the nursery, this is the only update I can give on that front.  (Oh, March 3rd, you can’t come quickly enough!)

On a side note, I have convinced Ryan to also clean out his closet, and I am proud to report that he’s about halfway there! (Which is a big accomplishment for my procrastinating, loving husband.) It’s only fair, right?  :)

A non-negotiable for our next house? TWO really, really LARGE closets in the master bedroom. Oh, and probably a large closet in the baby’s room, especially if it’s a girl…

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