At our church shower, we were completely blown away by the generosity of the people in our church! I couldn't believe how people showered us with clothes, books, toys, and more for Gavin. I'm still finding clothes in Gavin's closet that he has never worn. It's like going shopping almost every single day! It was truly a blessing to see all that love from our family and friends.
Though finding room for it all was somewhat difficult (a good difficult!). Gavin's room is pretty tiny, with not a lot of storage. I organized all his clothes by month (0-3, 6-9, 9-12, and 2T) and put them into canvas bins that I bought at Dollarama for $2 each.
Whatever category of clothing he is wearing at that moment, I pull out and put in his closet. I had put everything, onesies, pants, sleepers, socks, sweatshirts, into one bin. Now that they were in the closet, I need to organize them into separate containers so that we could see everything. (Seems confusing, but it works)
Pants I put into a smaller canvas tote, T-shirts and onesies I keep in the same large canvas tote. Pajamas were the problem. I don't know what the deal is, but Gavin goes through pajamas like they are candy. We need to keep a lot of pajamas on hand. I didn't know where to put them though, so they were jumbled into his T-shirt and onesie bin. It's a problem when you are searching for clean pajamas in the middle of the night.
I had seen this idea a long time ago on Pinterest and decided to use it for Gav's room.
If you have children and unless you are using cloth diapers, you usually have about five million (give or take) diaper boxes lying around. I used one of the million for Gavin's pajama storage.
First I cut off the flaps:
(as you can see, not in a very straight line, but that's okay)
Then I took an extra curtain, cut the fabric so that it would fit in the box, and used hot glue to stick it securely in the box.
This was the most tricky part - to line up the fabric nicely inside the box. (And I didn't iron the fabric before. As you can tell.)
Then I chose some pretty scrapbooking paper from Amy Butler and cut it so that it fit around the whole box (I think I used about 2 1/2 pieces of paper). I added some black ribbon around the top and black scrapbooking paper at the bottom to clean up the edges. I cut a design of the cow jumping over the moon on my Cricut, applied everything with a thin coat of Mod Podge, and let it dry.
Added pajamas and called it a day.
Now the pajamas have their own home and it was free! What could be more sweeter than that?
Want to see how I keep Gavin's dirty clothes off the floor? Check out this post.