Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring Cleaning Begins!

Here is another great dose of the reality of what things can quickly become when you have such a wonderful group of creative minded children! We strive to constantly teach our children that everything has a place and therefore, everything should be put in its place. However, there are times when they decide they want to pretend they are going on long of course, they have to pack. They pack their pockets, bins, bags, you name it. And oftentimes, things don't always get put back in their proper place. So, that's when Mommy has had enough of the chaos because of being asked for the tenth time where a particular toy is...that she says, "Time to rally the troops and clean!" I also use this time to take out everything...or I should say dump out everything and carefully it broken? Is it useful? How long has it been since they played with this?

Then I make the decision whether the toy stays, gets thrown away, taken to Goodwill, given to someone else who can use it, or does it just need another storage place right now. It is a large task, but when you have all the children helping, it doesn't really take that long.

We probably had this job completely done in a little under two hours. Not too bad when you see the before and after pictures!

We actually did this last weekend, but I didn't have time to download the pictures until now.

Here are some of my great helpers!

Lovely, isn't it?

I think we have a million little Legos...and we find them everywhere!

Top bunk: Josiah's bed.


Joel's bed.

The boy's dresser.

Look at that! You can see the floor!

We took all the toys out of every bin and put then in their proper places and put them back in the cubbies. Mission accomplished! Now, on to the next room! Happy cleaning!

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