i look at these pictures and it looks like i did nothing more than pick up a few books. let me assure you that is not the case. i filled 2 buckets with donate/sell. i started around 9. the girls helped me clear everything but wall hangings and furniture out of the room. then i asked the kids to scoot so i could go crazy with the dusting, wiping, cleaning. i'm really happy with the way it turned out. finished up just in time for lunch and the rest of my day.
keeping only things that i need or love is very hard. especially when you have to consider whether your children need or love them as well. i don't especially need a plastic basketball hoop in my living room right in front of the window, but jack sure does [thank you gamma for that gift]. i went through all of his toys in the treasure chest. i went through all of his books in the other treasure chest. i was able to get rid of so many well used, baby type books and had enough room for all of his library books.
the computer hutch needed a little help. i basically tossed and organized that area.
all in all i really enjoy doing this. megan is my biggest fan. she loved checking on the progress and seeing how it was going. jack and lauren were just happy to get back in to make a train track on jack's train table [on the other side of the couch].
tomorrow the school room. oh boy.