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Such is the nature of having two girls. I flatly refuse to get rid of Lara's outgrown stuff, only to have to re-acquire it all again down the line for Sophia. Of course, it's nice for her to be able to choose some new clothes/toys/books of her own too, but so far most of what she has would be classed as 'hand me downs' I suppose.
I'm sure we won't get away with that forever, and the two of them already show differences in taste when it comes to clothes certainly, but for Steve and I it's actually quite nice to be able to unpack old clothes and reminisce over Lara having worn them first time round. In the past couple of weeks we have been doing the same second time round as baby number three will be wearing the same gorgeous babygrows and things as her/his big sisters. There is something reassuring about renewing the same clothes for the third time, although if this baby is male we will definitely have to go baby clothes shopping sooner rather than later!
So that's why my poor mummy's spare room is full of our stuff; clothes, toys and books, all ready and waiting for the next bub to grow into what the one before outgrew. Surely no-one in their right minds would get rid of it all only to purchase it again?! And, not having a loft ourselves, mum's spare room is our storage epicentre! At one point though it was a case of slinging it all into the spare bedroom in assorted bags and hoping for the best, but then I found the fabulous Plastic Box Shop online!
Oh my! This is organisation and storage heaven, especially for those of you like me who love to have everything organised, arranged and labelled to within an inch of its life! With every size, colour and shape of box you could possibly dream of, and many you probably haven't. They really do have boxes for every occasion, and with their help my mum's spare room is now a colour-coded; tough, hard-wearing storage-filled dream!
If you are currently going through the not played with and the outgrown in anticipation of the Christmas onslaught, or if you just haul the Christmas decorations out of the loft in horror as their plastic carrier bag holders disintegrate in your hands, plastic storage boxes could be the way to go.
Happy box-buying, folks!