Jan 13, 2011

Day 9 -Toy Organization

I'm scared. Trembling actually. The toy room. *Gulp*

There will be no before picture today. I, uh...forgot. Yea, that's it, I forgot!

Here's a glimpse at what it may have looked like:

Do you get where I'm going with this? It was a complete disaster area wee on the messy side.

I almost skipped this challenge due to the overwhelming task ahead.

"I know you can be overwhelmed, and I know you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?" -Name that movie!

After a small pep talk with myself a la Chris Farley Van Down by the River style, I donned the appropriate gear and got moving:

Quick -Name this movie!
 Okay, okay- you get the message!

We were snowed in yesterday so I couldn't leave to get containers. I used what I had on hand and didn't bother to label anything because I plan on replacing the shoe boxes with Dollar store boxes really soon.

You know the routine- Trash, Donate, Keep! Oh boy did I donate and trash today. My older kids don't have many toys, and Kiwi would honestly rather play with my measuring spoons or the dogs so I totally purged in this room!

My own personal Vanna- isn't she awesome?

Bottom shelf- favorite books and legos.

Middle shelf-trains set, blocks, cars, and misc fun stuff.

Books- This is scaled back! Books are very important and well loved in this house.

Then we vacuumed, and left these big toys that Kiwi does actually play with:

Vanna is so camera shy!

Loves that Harley! My 10 year old still uses the spin toy.

Previously filled to overflowing now practically empty!

While doing this challenge kind of stunk, writing it was way too much fun!


Tia said...

You are too funny. :) Good job!

Kristal said...

Awesome! Enjoying reading your posts! I also cried at the Kodak commercial, see my comment on Toni's blog just a few spots above yours. There were several times I kept tearing up....we're just sentimental gals!