Phew..wasn't kidding when i say it's has been a hectic month and this is just the 2nd week of 2017! One of the biggest challenge i've encountered for 2017 so far is trying to clean up my bachelorette pad (now a mom liao lol), making space for lil parasite. That's why i was busy to the max planning, drafting and executing my house aside from tending to fussy lil parasite. When you are single, you sleep anywhere like seriously- can be the table, floor, sofa or bed but that's usually reserved for fresh laundry that i am lazy/ too busy and forgot to fold lel (we all do that). But when you become a parent (without the "s" because it's singular, not plural) having a tidy home is something you NEED desperately or else you'll loose your sh*t during your panic mood searching for stuff while your baby cries like the world has ended. No kidding man.
Watch this short clip on how messy my house is, please don't drink while pressing play ya because i won't be held responsible for any water damage to your laptop, desktop or handphones lol.
But watch me work my magic!
Here's a sneak peak of Lil Parasite's corner a.k.a her bedroom and play corner, will reveal more pictures of the whole revamped house including my work corner in baby proof edition.
I love how i am able to be creative with my storage thanks to IKEA's large variety of storage systems available. Totally fool proof methods to keep things organized, suitable for both home and work too and there are many ways to use their stuff.
All you got to do is use your imagination to take a step further like what i did with their FÖRVAR cookie jar lol, used them to store lil parasite's socks/ mittens/ tiny shoes and head accessories. It's a perfect fit too and once lil parasite has outgrew all those small stuff i can always reuse the jars for food storage or stuff like crayons and craft items.
After the whole "cleaning up" there's even space to get lil parasite an affordable baby gym from IKEA called the LEKA to keep herself occupied while i do my work, but not sure if she understands the concept of "play" yet because her attention span on the toys doesn't last more than 10 mins lol well at least she can use the gym as her (& mine) napping spot too. Yes, im guilty of sharing her gym to rest my head most of the time and eventually dozing off while she tries to wake me up with kicks and grunts, feel so much love from my daughter wei.
You know, to think of it that lil parasite's clothes are just tiny so it gets lost most of the time whenever it's mixed with my huge clothes and the only way to prevent that from happening is using partitions inside the drawers to separate the small clothes from the huge ones. My mom gave me one of her SKUBB set a couple of months ago which i took no heed to it as i couldn't be bothered but now after using this, couldn't be more proud of myself to finally be able to see what's inside the drawers so well instead of the usual overflowing unfolded laundry sight which is rather annoying and difficult to even find an underwear to use beneath the whole pile of junk.
Lil parasite has tons of socks, handkerchiefs and clothes all around the place because like every baby they tend to frequently puke on themselves so we gotta make sure there's enough back ups before laundry day arrives but the challenge was finding them in the fresh laundry pile!
Think i hoarded tons of SKUBB box organizers for the whole house lol, it's spacious, easy to assemble and collapse without any special tools needed and even made from water proof like material.
Now off to more tidying, fingers crossed i can finally have guests over for CNY haha (fat chance)!
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Stay tuned for my next blogpost on the 15th Jan where i finally reveal my new work station which i was previously too shy to show because i was even using a ladder as my chair and used to sew on the floor (result of backaches).
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