More updates on our Master Bedroom – we are slowly but surely chipping away on our Checklist. We skipped ahead to our second priorities because we ended up really needing a floor fan for the ante-room where the boys sleep. They don’t get any air circulation there when I switch off the air-con, and we don’t open our windows at this part of the house, sadly. So last weekend we finally got our white floor fan from the Vornado booth in Trinoma.
This is the Vornado 633
We actually had another model, but I gave it away because it was grey and white and, while I was happy with the performance, I finally admitted to myself that I really didn’t like the color scheme. Should have gone with all white, though this model is the smaller one. More than sufficient for that itty bitty ante-room though.
So that’s another electric fan checked off my list. I have these electric fan sagas, I know! Hee.
Found the perfect container in Tokyu Hands during our recent trip to Osaka. Got it specifically for battery organization in mind, haha.
I also finally got around to organizing all the spare batteries I am always buying when I do our grocery shopping – after I buy them, they get lost in the clutter at home. I got so sick and tired of hunting for our extra batteries – and we seem to go through batteries a lot, unfortunately. For some appliances, remotes, even some of the boys’ toys. There’s always some kid asking, “Mamu, where are the batteries?”. I also found the packet of tiny screwdrivers we bought ages ago, and they now sit in a toolbox under my side of the bed.
I store the battery case right behind our Wildwood pencil jar on one of the corner shelves in our bedroom. Out of sight but still easily accessible.
I have to say, the above-mentioned corner shelves are the only storage system in our bedroom right now – save for the ledge behind our bed, and the ante-room closets do not count! So I have to be really, really careful about what I put there – focusing on immediate, day to day items that not just I, but my whole family, needs or looks for or reaches out for.
I still don’t have a place for our extra toiletries – everything is jammed into our wardrobes in our walk-in, and it’s starting to become frustrating (this is also why I could not find our extra batteries before, hah!). I’m thinking I’ll put the extra toiletries and other supplies in the media console once we get around to buying one.
Oh, and I’ve decided against getting a trolley/cart for the baby’s night time essentials because all we really need now is his milk, which I put on my bedside table in a little plastic container. (We always keep 1 big bottle and 2 small ones, plus a milk powder dispenser, on hand. Most nights he only finishes 2 bottles, but there are some nights when he goes through 3). We don’t change his diapers at night anymore (yay for Drypers), and don’t use a burp cloth or anything else because we don’t get a lot of drool or spills either. The only other thing I usually need to grab quickly are extra blankets, which I keep in a basket nearby. I have extra clothes in one of the closets in the ante-room for emergencies (but nothing so far, praise God).
I also realized I need a stool or step stool in this room. The very tall tolix bar stool I’ve been using is hard on my middle age knees (ang hirap umakyat!). I’ve been using a cracked plastic stool I borrowed from the helpers. I need something I can (easily) climb on to water my plants and for my dusting! So, at this point, the trolley/cart has become unnecessary, and a step stool or stool has become a priority – making the corresponding revisions to my Checklist!