*Disclaimer – I’m stepping out on a limb posting these before pictures. I want to make it clear that all the important areas of the cabin are very clean including dishes, bathroom, and laundry. I do those things on a daily basis, as well as cleaning the girls’ room. With small children, and the healing that I’ve gone through the past year it has made big projects a slow go. Please don’t judge me harshly.
Yesterday, I spent most of the day decluttering the two most troublesome spots of our cabin – the girls’ room and our little faux closet spot.
Here is the room after one full day of play. There is simply too much stuff for the girls to manage in play and in picking up. Deladis is going on 4 and should be able to help somewhat in clean-up, but the sheer amount of picking up makes her stall and eventually turn away from it. I spent three hours cleaning and sorting. I got several bags of clothes and two large boxes of toys to take to Goodwill. This is even after doing this very thing a few months before.
Then, I dared pull out the stuff that has been quietly sitting in our little cubby in our tiny hall for a year now, mostly untouched.
This area didn’t take me nearly as long. I was done with it in two thirty minute sessions. Most of it got to go to Goodwill. :)
Along with these areas, I went through the Christmas decorations being stored in the kitchen of all places and parred them down to one Rubbermaid container and the Christmas tree (being stored in my bedroom). I also went through one of our 3 CD storage areas and moved the CDs from the jewel cases and into an album type case with the inserts. The jewel cases go to recycling. The CD tower goes to Goodwill.
We got a whole truckload of stuff and donated it at the closest Goodwill in Hazard. I’m on a roll here folks. I’m improving. I’ve taken pictures of all the troublesome areas and will post them as I finish flushing them out. I still want to work on the two areas I worked yesterday. My trouble is what to do with things like the quilted crib set that my mother-in-law handmade for Deladis (bumper pads, quilt, and pillow). We no longer need them, but it is hard to say “get rid of it” because it is something special that Deladis might want someday. Storage for those types of things are a real problem for us. I’m trying to get ideas.
This is definitely a release. :)