Originally Posted by MonkeyPrincess
Laundry rm, kitchen, living rm, dining rm, boys room and my purple closet has been gone through and organized already (although, I will likely go through everything again...just for fun!
It's just so nice to know there are other people out there that really, really love to get rid of useless stuff and organize everything, like me. (And maybe rearrange furniture every week...?
It IS fun! For me. And you. And lots of folks here... Anyway, no one understands like you guys, hee. I am wanting to take the Christmas tree down now, but methinks my dd and I will just take the ornaments off tonight and do the rest this weekend some time.
To make room for the tree, plus the (awesome!) wooden kitchen I finally got dd, we put lots of stuff in the big family closet, and it is a huge, gigantic MESS in there! I actually like seeing it, only because very soon I will take everything out into the living room and get down to business.
We don't have a lot of stuff, but we do have a small-ish apartment, and that closet is the only kind of storage there is to just Put Stuff, you know? And considering dd feeds her toys chicken drumsticks after midnight once every month or so, the toys stored in there multiply and become kind of totally scary. Like, what the heck do I do with really annoying, loud plastic toys (Wall-E robot and Wonder Pets school thing; thanks dada!) that my dd plays with sometimes, only because they're "stored" in that closet in bags and she sees them in there every so often, even though I really don't want them and dh would be po'd if I got rid of them? Run-on questions are my speshee-allity.
Anyway, my point is I wish I could donate them for kids who actually need toys, instead of them sitting around here when my daughter already has all the space that can be spared (within reason for me) for her great toys that get tons of play... Usually I'm the masta blasta of getting rid of stuff, but I'm stuck on a few things at the moment. Thanks for letting me babble on about it. I'm still looking forward to clearing out the closet. It ends up with a bunch of things piled into it a couple times a month, and I enjoy fixing it all back up again.
A question: How does one pare down dress-up stuff, when everything is pretty cool, and there is no storage for it whatsoever?? It is quite the conundrum for me. Our dress up trunk broke a bit over a month ago, and so the dress up things ended up in a big pile on the floor- that does not work!- and now everything is in bags in that closet. We need storage. Stealth donations storage too.