Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Project Simplify 2012--Week One: Kids' Stuff

Project Simplify on Simple Mom

Over at Simplemom.net, Tsh Oxenreider launched Project Simplify 2012 on Monday.  I am generally pretty good with keeping my house fairly purged and organized when I have a routine going.  When my routine goes out the window, clutter seems to multiply like bunny rabbits.  Translation: When we decided to pull David and Lizzy out of school and start homeschooling them again after Christmas break, my life was disrupted, my routine has yet to stabilize, and the clutter crept in.  The Christmas toys thrown in there didn't help matters any.

When I read about Project Simplify, I knew it was something I needed to do.  I wanted to start in on the purging early, but I made myself wait until yesterday to get going.  I warned my family ahead of time that I would be purging their rooms.  Yesterday after the school work was done, I pulled out the trash bags and tackled the first area: Kids' Stuff.  I purged the girls' room.

My first step was to purge their clothes.  I settled on the number 15.  I saved the best 15 shirts and 15 pants, and the rest were history.  Shorts and t-shirts will come later when I pull them out of storage.  I then tackled the rest of the room.  All told, I ended up with 2 bags to donate, 2 bags of clothes to pass along, and one big bag of trash.  The room is clean and hopefully manageable for the girls.  Tomorrow I tackle David's room.  I'm saving the really horrible project--the playroom--for last.  Here are the before and after pictures.

Closet Before

Closet After

Desk Before

Desk After
Under the Bed Before
Under the Bed After

1 comment:

  1. Good work! I had no idea that you had a blog. Most interesting! I'm hoping the two bags you gave me today were the ones to pass along and and not the bag of trash....