Today, I struggled to organize my daughter’s room but got frustrated because no matter how many things I put away, it always seems so cluttered.
So I sat on a chair looking around the room, pondering on the evolution of this room.
We moved to this apartment when I was two months pregnant. We haven’t even started considering a nursery, much less how to set one up. At the beginning, we used that room as a storage room until we found a place for all the stuff we had. Soon thereafter, it became my work room as well as a guest room.
We kept postponing setting up a nursery. My husband finally suggested we wait until two weeks before my due date. But then two weeks before my due date was when I finally gave birth. And so it was that we had a baby and nothing else – no diapers, no bottles, no clothes, no toys… we had a broken crib and a used car seat. Of course, even before we brought her home, we got a bunch of gifts and my husband went shopping with his sister for a whole stack of things we would need.
So as it stands, my daughter’s room is now a cross between a child’s room and a guest room, with a touch of a zinester’s work room and a goddamn storage space.
And we can’t unclutter it.
- We need the guest bed because my mom sleeps there when she comes to visit (plus there is a large compartment under the bed for storing more things).
- We can’t get rid of my work station because where else would I lament my lack of time to get any zinestering done? Plus it’s a kickass desk which my daughter could also use later on.
- We can’t get rid of any chest because my daughter has no closet and that’s the only place where we can keep her clothes and bedsheets.
- And as broken as the crib is, we still use it, even if my husband is so annoyed by it he said we should burn it once our kid graduates to an actual bed.
Above all that is a small bedside table under the desk, two guitars, three radiators and a laundry basket.
So feeling completely hopeless by this room being on the verge of explosion, I closed the door and am now planning a door sign with a nice frame.
Peace, love and only a metalhead would understand that title