Monday, August 25, 2008

How big was our house?

Or how messy?

We decided to do a BIG purge on the boys bedrooms. J has out grown a LOT of his toys and C need to pass down some things to J.

I like to give them the option of what goes.

J really got into the clean out. He kept saying that he was making room for Christmas presents!

After 6 large trash bags and a 3 foot stack of games and puzzles; we were finished with the toys. The boy decided he was too old for playdoh, only needed 17,000 Match box cars and was over dinosaurs. I think I shed a few tears carrying the bags from his room, he is my baby. But a happy dance soon followed, because everything is SO clean!

We are just getting to the clothes. Thank goodness for my nephews. We sent 4 large bags of hand-me-downs to them yesterday. Is it wrong that I don't send the really nice items to my nephew between C and J? I always feel like I don't get the good stuff back or its totally worn out. He is so rough on clothes.

The boys think we "need to have a yard sale and make some cash". I think NOT. A nice drive by at Good Will is in Paint boy's future.

ETA- I got inspired and cleaned out my closet again! 2 more trash bags of clothes to donate. All of it Fall and Winter. I figured if I don't want to wear it 5 months after the last opportunity, I am not going to want to wear it. More chances to buy new clothes!


clemsongirlandthecoach said...

kicking arse and taking names, I love it.

When are you coming to the Casa de Chaos?

Ned said...

Thanks for the comment you left me. Much needed info. Come to VA and help me get organized!

Mom on the Run said...

I've been doing the same thing. It's awesome, isnt' it? We did it last year, too.

I'm trying to talk them into getting rid of all the beanie babies. We have huge plastic containers full of them. At age 14 & 16, we are down to just one little plastic shoe box full of matchbox cars, so there is hope.