Anyone who has a small child knows that they tend to collect alot of things. Every Christmas I dread putting away the Christmas goodies, because I am always at a loss for where to put things. So it was time to purge! Yesterday, Shelby had off from school so we tackled her bedroom and closet. We needed to get rid of baby toys, books, clothing, shoes, etc. to make things more manageable. Here she is before Operation "Clean Shelbyland":
As you can see she is holding on to whatever she can.
This closet was a disgrace! Seriously, no child needs this much stuff. Having large rooms and closets are great, but you just tend to hold onto more junk. 2 large garbage bags later, 1 large bag for goodwill and a pile of clothing for the Spring Consignment Sale and we have made a major improvement. Here are the after pictures:
We have a small fortune in books in this room and they are finally neat and organized and in 1 place. Dolls and collectibles are dusted and easy to see now and enjoy.
Her cozy sleeping nook. Bed made and toys, books and clutter removed from around and under the bed.
Her dollhouse and play kitchen neat and ready for her to make a mess with again.
The closet. I think we removed 50 lbs. of stuff from this 5x5 foot room. What a joy to be able to walk into this closet without stepping on something. She seems jazzed about her clean and organized room. I hope this motivates her to start helping to keep it that way. She is not very interested in learning to make her own bed, but I will keep trying.
Well I am on a roll, now. I am off to purge my own closet this week. Lots to get rid of there, too. Purging feels good!!!!!