We’ve reached the end of Week 3 of Project: Simplify with Simple Mom. Project: Simplify will be five weeks in total. I’ve organized our master bedroom closet, paper clutter, and now Angry Kid’s room. My husband thinks I’m nuts as usual. I have a bad habit of going on late night cleaning sprees when I’m pissed off about something. But really, it is hard to declutter this much when the family is awake, so I have to clean late at night. I used to move around my furniture when I was little at like 11pm. So this is nothing new.
Angry Kid tends to get a bit chaotic with his toys and clothes. I’ve learned that about him over the past five years and ten months that he has been alive. He tends to get some of his habits from his father….the apple doesn’t fall far, let’s just say that. I’m constantly picking up clothes and shoes from the floor of his room. I’ve created stations and places for everything in his room. His closet has toy storage area, and his clothes going in dresser drawers, the drawers under his bed, or the closet.
Here are BEFORE photos of his room, before I attacked it:
Yes, we have a problem with Legos in our house. They are taking over the top of Angry Kid’s dresser too. The dresser seems to be the catch-all for random stuff that we find throughout the house. I had to go through Angry Kid’s clothes too. I yanked all of the too-small shirts and faded stuff to donate.
The closet is not too bad. I went through some of the bins in the closet and put things in the donate bag. I also had to put stuff that was on the floor and dresser into the right spots.
Here are the AFTER photos:
Everything is put away in the closet. I put all of the Lego City buildings and vehicles on the top of the shelves. We’ve had a few accidents with these sets. The fire station fell off the dresser once. It was a tragedy. I’m not sure who shed more tears, my son or my husband. Do you know how many pieces those Lego kits have? Let’s just say a lot.
I have about three bags full of stuff to donate in the garage. I’ve donated at least 2-3 bags every week for the past month. I’m excelling at this delcuttering thing.
And I’m sure I will get some questions about the decorating of Angry Kid’s Room. I did a post in October of 2010 with pictures from the room makeover, and how everything was done, including the closet.