Play Room Tackle – it is about time!
I hate piles of stuff!!! I mean – I really loathe the stacks of clutter that continually pile up in every room of my house.
And the corner of our play room is one of the worst stacks of mess. Every time we tidy up, the stacks grow. What is in the mess? Lots of craft supplies, misc toys, books etc.
I have been meaning to tackle it for months. I even took a picture weeks ago, but didn’t quite get to the tackle.
So yesterday I went to the store and bought some plastic drawers and tonight was tackling time. Only problem? I didn’t quite get it all done and I know some of you tacklers are refreshing your screens waiting for me to get the Linky up. So I finally admitted temporary failure and stopped to post. I will resume tackling after posting this though and will post my after pictures before I go to bed – I promise!
Here is my before shot:
Here is where I am at right now:
I will update with my victory shots later tonight.
UPDATE: It is just after midnight and I am finally finished! Wow – am I tired! I threw out two grocery bags of stuff. I tossed a ton of old artwork etc. I even tested all the markers and threw out the dried up ones. (It was much easier to finish the tackle when Julia had gone home and Jackson was in bed!)
So here are my after shots:
One question for you all (including our wonderful columnist Jenn Doucette.) Do you throw out kids’ cards like birthday cards, valentine cards, etc? I feel so guilty tossing these treasures of my sons. But really – how much am I supposed to keep? The same goes with his artwork. I keep some, but the rest I throw out. I am a pack rat – so throwing things out is very hard for me.
So my question for you: What stuff of your kids’ do you throw out? And, do you tell them? (Whenever I try to tell Jackson I am going to throw something out, he freaks!. I think he has pack rat tendencies like his mom!)
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We’re making housework blog-able!
Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want. Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.