So my kids can consume more stuff then most do in their entire lifetime. It just amazes me. This last month I have slowly been working on getting our home cleared of clutter and organized and a huge part of my home that leaves me feeling like ugh and overwhelmed is the bedrooms. I mean look at my youngest daughters room... would you want to play in here? would you want to even go in here? would you even know where to start to clean it all? that's been my problem and my biggest stress about cleaning.
So I have come to the conclusion that yes "Less is More" and yes its true the less you have the more you appreciate it. So my kids don't need millions of toys and clothing.. they just need a few.. they just need what they will really play with. So I started to toss and make piles of what to donate.
It took me sometime but man does her room look better and seriously I like that everything has a place and isn't just tossed in a toy box or open bins.
My process of illumination was I asked my self these questions:
- Do they play with it?
- Does it have meaning?
- Is it broken?
- Is it faded?
- Does it fit?
- Would I honestly allow them to wear it in public? (I know it sounds silly but trust me some clothing items are questioned)
Then I made three piles:
- To be given to my nephew and niece (the are younger)
After that I bagged them up and then started my organizing. I tried to keep the kids occupied with a movie or craft so they couldn't come in to reclaim items I decided we weren't keeping and that was it. Now this room seem put together clean and inviting.
What do you think? Now to move to the other kids rooms...