Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Coming out of the closet

I'm going to embrace my inner freak and just come out and say it. I'm a sucker for a tidy cupboard. I enjoy re-organising and decluttering more than what is healthy. I even go back and keep peeking in them when I'm done as I love it so much.

I am aware that this makes me a social outcast. To be fair I'm lucky to still have friends since my passion extends to cleaning out friend's cutlery drawers.

My biggest bugbear is Isabella's toys/clothes. She has a lovely deep wardrobe with storage space for all her bits and pieces but manages to run out of space regularly as she grows out of clothes/toys and the old ones sit taking up room and getting dusty.

Yesterday she was feeling under the weather and spent most of the day napping in my bed watching cartoons. I took the opportunity to empty out her wardrobe, bag up all outgrown items, box up baby stage toys to give away/donate and dust/hoover all the shelves.

I was in her wardrobe for over three hours and felt a real sense of achievement when I'd finished.

She is still unwell today but has taken her dressing up box into my bed and is watching Sleeping Beauty dressed as a Vet, wearing a dozen bangles on each arm so I feel sure she is on the road to recovery. As for me I think the only cure is another baby so I have less time on my hands.


  1. Ooh, I wish our cupboards looked as neat and tidy as that.

  2. I neeeeeed those wardrobes! *sob*

    Another baby eh? DO IT! Literally.


    P.S I hope Isabella is all better soon. xxx

  3. Oh! That is breathtakingly beautiful. I can see I've found another fascist mother...

  4. Rosie if it wasn't for the childlock on the double doors it wouldn't last five minutes! She can help herself to the stuff in the lefthand side but can only have one at a time to stuff from the main bit! She can make a room look burgled in minutes.

    Ellie we could swap husbands, I get your superdooperhelpful hubby and you can have mine. After about three years you'd be at breaking point but have lots of bespoke cupboards!

  5. You are a freak.

    We want Isabellas old clothes. And I have drawers awaiting your attention, freak.

  6. More than just a mother:

    It gets worse. There is another rail behind the front one for out of season stuff and shelves hidden in back for bedding and towels.

    I should be ashamed of such obsessive behaviour but I love it.

  7. Deardullfreako:

    The clothes are bagged ready to bring and I am excited about the drawers :)

  8. am sorry but your wardrobes do not meet my standards. i think they should be a bit more tidy.
    Sorry. ;-)

  9. Good girl :)

    I have lots of drawers... Bryan cant wait hes a little bit in love with you after the cutlery draw incident :)

  10. would you like to come and stay at my house :)

    i would love my cupboards to look like that :(

    x x x x

  11. PS Have another baby.

    PPS Soapy would love any clothes going spare ;)

  12. So sorry but you are just not tidy enough for my standards-get back to tidying. :-)

  13. Aww, the image of your little one dressed up watching Sleeping Beauty is so adorable.

    I'm afraid I'm not a tidy up person, my cupboards are a disgrace. In fact, if you ever get some time off, can you pop round?!

    CJ xx

  14. Please come to my house! You welcome anytime!! ;-) I so need to declutter! House full of clothes!!

  15. stressheadmummy14 June 2010 at 07:38

    Erm, I have to admit that I am a freak just like you. Could even be a little more freakish I suppose as not only do my cupboards look the same, Finlay's (and my) clothes are in colour order also :o) I also used to have my towels in size and colour order stacked all neatly in the airing cupboard but Hubby has been responsible for putting such items away recently and well, let's just say it needs a good sort out!