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Preparing your house for bringing home baby

Dh & I are heading out tonight to stock up on some essentials for when baby arrives. Below is our list so far. What are you stocking up on to make life a little easier for the first few weeks?

Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Coffee
Paper Plates, cups & utensils
Soap
Shampoo / Body Wash

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Re: Preparing your house for bringing home baby

  • We do all those and cookie dough to be frozen, bags of frozen meals, etc.
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    rcm201408Daisylola11
  • Really loving the idea of frozen cookie dough.... Baby gave me a sweet tooth LOL

    Now I want cookies. 

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  • Aside from what others have mentioned, since I can no longer bend down and up very well, i hired a cleaner to do a deep clean of things I can't reach. It's expensive, but I need to have the house clean for LO.

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  • I've been emptying the fridge so i can shuffle the contents and wash all of the shelves/drawers. not sure if it's absolutely necessary, but it makes me feel better about storing foods in there and cleaning out the crap that has been sitting around going un-used. i'm lookin at you condiment wall. also gives me the chance to go fill it up or make space for meals brought over before LO arrives.
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  • PPs have made some great suggestions:

    Snacks
    Favorite Beverages

    Pet Food

    Deodorant
    Toothpaste
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  • I've been emptying the fridge so i can shuffle the contents and wash all of the shelves/drawers. not sure if it's absolutely necessary, but it makes me feel better about storing foods in there and cleaning out the crap that has been sitting around going un-used. i'm lookin at you condiment wall. also gives me the chance to go fill it up or make space for meals brought over before LO arrives.
    Last weekend I (stupidly) left the fridge door open (and had turned off the alarm so it didn't beep)... the next morning the inside of the fridge was 75*. Oops. We didn't lose a TON of food (running low anyhow) and it was actually kind of nice to have an excuse to throw everything out, clean the inside, and start again (at least that's what I told myself when I started adding up the cost of the groceries ...)

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  • I've been emptying the fridge so i can shuffle the contents and wash all of the shelves/drawers. not sure if it's absolutely necessary, but it makes me feel better about storing foods in there and cleaning out the crap that has been sitting around going un-used. i'm lookin at you condiment wall. also gives me the chance to go fill it up or make space for meals brought over before LO arrives.

    This is what I'm doing today!

    I looked up different fridge cleaning/organization ideas on Pinterest this morning. Found a good one:
    After I eat lunch (leftovers) I plan on filling up the cooler with ice to preserve what I really need to keep around and the will pull out ALL the shelves and toss them into a bathtub with some Dawn/dish cleaner and let them soak for a bit. Then go back to the empty fridge and clean out all the walls really well. Then go rinse (or scrub if needed) the shelving in the tub and lay them out on a big towel to dry off for a few minutes. Towel dry if you don't have the patience. Then replace all the shelving and food.
    I'll probably end up moving all the shelves too while I'm in there, just to keep DH on his toes, muahahaha.
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