The hall closets were first, and I found a few things to donate. Those were fairly easy. Next came the kiddos' rooms. Their rooms are reasonably tidy. They do occasionally erupt, but typically it is easily remedied as everything has a spot. Lately Aine's room has not worked. It lacked a true space for her to play when she needed time by herself. We did a bit of brainstorming and talking about how she wanted her room. Then the two of us decided to rearrange her furniture. We dismantled her bed canopy and moved her bed to the wall. Just this subtle change opened up the room for her. We removed any unwanted toys and all the outgrown clothing. We then created a reading area as well as a new spot for her dolls. We moved her current wall hangings to accommodate the changes. This week we plan on creating some new pieces of art to hang on her bare walls.
The only other challenge in the boys' room is figuring out a better LEGO storage solution. Eamon has a large bin under his bed, but he likes to keep a few on the dressers and bookshelf. These are the LEGOS he is currently using or waiting to use. Any ideas on a better way to store them as all the clutter on the dressers drives me a little crazy?
Next up this week our room and the main living areas. Perhaps Dave will come home and think he has stumbled into the wrong house. Or perhaps we will be better able to read, think and create in our freshened space.