You’ll know from some of my previous posts that I consider myself a ‘Memory Keeper’. I document our important family moments in Project Life scrapbooks and keep mementos from both mine and the little man’s life.
The problem I usually have though, is where to keep them safe. I have various storage boxes dotted around the house and loft and some of the more important things in drawers. However, as we make more memories, finding space to store them and keep them safe is difficult.
I was recently asked to take part in the #StoreYourMemories campaign with Bed Guru, the online bed retailer who are sleep also specialists. Bed Guru are aware that over the years, families grow, more memories are made and like me, they’re mindful of the space they can take up. Bed Guru recommend using an Ottoman bed to keep your treasured items safe without having to purchase extra storage items. Bed Guru beds last a long time so your memories with be preserved safely and last forever!
I’ve kept lots of things from the little mans life so far –
My positive pregnancy tests
The clip from his unbilical cord ( I actually have no idea why I kept this, but it’s wrapped up in a little bag)
Hair from his first hair cut
A million photographs
His first drawings
All of his first birthday cards
Things from our first family holiday
Various items of clothing and blankets from his first few months
We were broken into last year and lost a lot of the little mans baby photographs that were stored on a laptop. Since then, I’ve been more mindful of printing off pictures and creating photo books or albums. It also means we’re more likely to sit down together as a family and look back through them, reminiscing about the adventures we’ve had and how much we’ve changed over the years.
As well as the things I’ve kept from the little man’s childhood, I have things from my own. The picture above is my very first soft toy ‘Bunny’. He was given to me when I was just a few hours old and still in hospital. He’s almost 34 years old and started off fluffy and pink. From love and cuddles over the years, he’s now grey and threadbare. I was inseparable from him when I was a child and he still lives in my underwear drawer now.
This year the little man starts school, so there will be new memories and many more ‘firsts’. I’ll carry on collecting memories which we can look at together as he gets older and hopefully something he’ll be able to show his future children and partner.
Post in collaboration with Bed Guru