Step two consisted of dividing that pile into three subpiles: keep, throw out, donate. You could also add a “sell” pile (gently used kid items go like hotcakes on Craig’s List), we just didn’t have anything to sell this time around.
- Clutter is massively reduced and it’s possible to give each toy a special place so the kids can see it. I’ve found that if a toy is buried in a pile or at the bottom of a basket, it rarely sees the light of day.
- The kids don’t get bored with their toys as easily. Bringing out an old toy that’s been stored for a few weeks is very similar to bringing home a brand new toy. The kids haven’t forgotten that it’s an old toy but not having played with it for a while seems to restore a lot of the novelty.
To recap, here’s a shot of the finished fireplace wall…
…and the changing table wall…
This post is part of MPMK’s “Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life”. You can read all about it here, check out all of projects here, and join thousands of POYEL facebook group members here.
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