Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tackle It Tuesday: The Toy Room Edition.




I haven't done one of these posts in awhile...

and, sadly, my house shows it! Seems like the most I can ever get gone is "maintenance" kind of cleaning. You know, clean the bathrooms, vacuum the floors, do 20 loads of laundry a day, pick up kids' stuff off the floor...pick up more kids' stuff off the floor...and then, for a change of pace, pick up some more kids' stuff off the floor. This keeps the main areas of the house looking pretty okay. But, those "non-main" areas tend to get terribly neglected and before you know it, it looks like a V.V. has thrown up in your laundry room. But, I can't think about my laundry room right now. I must focus on the small victories to keep me going...

This latest victory is the Toy Room. The girls and their friends managed to put a lot of team effort into completely destroying it at the very beginning of the summer. And, I just have not had the time, energy, or inclination to get it cleaned up since then. So it sat. One helluva big mess. All summer.



But, as you know I have big plans for this school year - including Jammie Afternoon Saturdays when each of my girls (except Colie...she'll just have to hang out with her Mommy and Daddy 'til she gets a bit bigger) gets to invite one friend (that is "one" friend) over for an afternoon of snacks, and a movie, and some play-date time (Oh, how I love the play-date vs. the "someones banging at the door, can I get it?" It will be so nice to have a (small) hand in just who the girls will be spending (at least some of) their time with again {Is that awful?}.

So, anyway, this desire for a weekend Play-Date precipitated my need to tackle that nasty Toy Room once and for all. And, btw, those before pictures do not do the situation justice. Much like an iceberg the real trouble lies where you can't even see it...like under the futon, in the closets, in all the play bins, in the t.v. stand...you know what I mean.

It took 3 afternoons (in the little chunks of time baby-one would allow me), 2 bags of garbage, 2 boxes of old toys to be donated, 2 baskets of laundry (why were the girls leaving their clothes in the Toy Room?), and a lot of patience. And...

Ta-DAH!!



Now we are ready and the first invitations will be sent shorty (BlogMother's children...you know who you are...we are thinking of not this weekend but next, now, since I believe you will be at your Grandma's and it is the last weekend of the summer...so we'll probably do something else fun with the girls this Saturday)!

I can't wait!!!



{I think the girls, and Bun Bun, are pretty happy about it all, too}.



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5 comments:

Jennifer (Niffer) said...

looks great! I know how those little munchkins (monsters:) can mess up a space in a matter of minutes! It's actually incredible!

Our toy room is needing a little attention now that i think about it!

Brandi said...

Wow...what an improvement! I am trying to get some of my stuff organized (actually trying to find some gift cards I misplaced, so I am going through my whole house today and tomorrow!).

Connie Buckley said...

Wow! What a dramatic change! It must feel good to look at the after. Great job!

Shan said...

Very very good. It's an amazing transformation. The girls are over the moon about jammie movie afternoon.

WIDNEY WOMAN said...

GREAT JOB!!!