Let me just say before I get started that I am so excited to have you all with me on this little journey to Simplicity! I am loving reading your comments, visiting your blogs and seeing the changes you are all making! You are all awesome! Please stick around... you make me feel special. :o)
But back to those kiddos.... I don't know what it is about kids rooms that makes them like virtual flypaper... everything comes by gets stuck and hangs around for a while.
Maybe I was better off telling you all that the baby plays with those toys.
Anyway... we were expecting company this weekend. And it was my understanding at the time that they were staying at out house. We don't have a guest room, but we do have an air mattress which meant that Ryan's room needed an overhaul so they could sleep in there. And I also needed to move the toddler bed back to the Corbin's nursery so that Ryan had somewhere to sleep.
And I also know that the toddler bed was moved out to the "sell pile"... but we had a few set backs once it went out.
Well... my plan of attack was the Big Pile method... I pushed everything in the room into one big pile in the middle. I didn't decide what was trash or whatever... just pushed!
Then the easiest way to master the pile was to just plow through. I used the buckets and boxes to sort quickly: clothes, toys, trash and sell. I was done with both boys rooms(including vacuuming) in 30 minutes!
Not a lot made it to the sell pile this time...
212. Rocking Horse. The batteries are dead and nobody plays with it anyway.
43-52. One full bag!
But look how much of a difference it makes when things are in their places!
But look how happy he looks now!