Thursday, April 24, 2008

De Junking

I mentioned our big dejunking project yesterday. We started upstairs. I have no before picture because that would be really embarrassing. (I can talk about bowel movements but not the state of my upstairs - that should tell you something)

But, I'd be happy to share with you the after. This is 16 years (more or less) worth of toys and games that we plowed through. I think I did a big purge a few years ago so maybe it's not 16 years worth of stuff anymore. But still, it was huge! 4 big bags went into the garbage, I've got 1 in the back of my van for donating and we sorted and emptied 5 "blueberry bins". All that's left upstairs is one big bin for "one piece toys", a box of Lincoln Logs, a bin of Brio, a bin of dress-up stuff (why? I'm not really sure) and a bin of Sesame Street remote control race track. All the games and puzzles went into hanging bags .

Whew, I'm glad that's done!

Now onto my homeschool bookshelves!


Anonymous said...

cool work bees


Michelle said...

I have some dejunking to do myself!
Most of it involves boxes of stuff that havent been unpacked since the move! I guess if I havent needed it in the last 9 months i probably wont need it!!

Anonymous said...

Right on! I could use some motivation to do the same.

Anonymous said...

My four year old daughter has a very messy playroom that needs to be cleaned and thinned out. After seeing what you did, I am now ready to tackle what I have been avoiding.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kari!

Wow! What a load off - literally. It feels so good to tackle such a huge decluttering project, doesn't it? WHAT are you doing with all that new space?!


Auntie M.
Highly Effective, Wonderfully Simple Home Management

Jesusfreak said...

I am inspired, but not yet too motivated