Project Simplify 2012 – Week 1 Results (Kids Rooms)

The first weekly challenge for Project Simplify was the kids rooms/stuff. Thankfully I’ve kept track of them pretty well this past year, so there wasn’t too much to go through.
I’ve been working like crazy to get Madeline’s room put back together after painting last week, and also getting ready for her birthday party this weekend, so I was really glad that I only had to spend one afternoon going through toys, clothing, and books.

The girlies are definitely still in the “I want to keep everything” phase, but we did throw out all of the random trash that they accumulate (gum wrappers are NOT special, no matter what they say), threw out the broken toys, and even made the (very difficult) decision to donate a few unloved items.

The books needed straightening and we weeded out some of the board books that they no longer use, although I’m pretty sure I’ve seen Madeline carrying a few of them around the past couple of days…

Is it sad that I can’t bring myself to get rid of the Boynton books? They were my girls favorites when they were really small, and I may just keep them for myself when they finally completely stop caring about them. They’re just too adorable.

Oh, and here’s a peek at the book sling that I made for Madeline’s room – I’ll be posting the tutorial soon!

Besides a general straightening and organizing of the rooms, the only other project to tackle was the clothing. I found some 18-month pajamas still crammed in the back of my now 3-year-old’s drawer, so I guess I wasn’t as on top of that as I thought I was!

We pulled out the too-small stuff, pulled out some of the next sizes, re-organized the to-be-grown-into storage containers, and called it a day (or week).

Next week is the kitchen/pantry, which will be much more challenging I’m sure!

5 thoughts on “Project Simplify 2012 – Week 1 Results (Kids Rooms)”

  1. Great job! I really need to get into my kids closets and re-organize them. Hudson’s is full of Christmas decor and Harley’s is full of blankets and quilts. I need more storage in my home. I really need to get their “growing into clothes” put in the attic and make room in their closets for more stuff of theirs.
    Great job, can’t wait to see the kitchen post.

  2. Oh! I love the idea of a book sling! Can’t wait to see a tutorial for it! I finally went through my daughter’s clothes a couple weeks ago. She is quite skinny, but tall, so while her 2t pants still fit her waist they are way to short for her almost 4 year old length 🙂 I tried to have a lot of neutral stuff for her, which is good since my son came along next, and we have tried to reuse a lot of her stuff with him. I am kind of dreading next week’s kitchen project myself…my kitchen is a constant disaster zone!

  3. You just keep those books that are dear to your heart for your grandbabies. 🙂 You will be glad you did.

  4. It looks great!! I actually have a box of books that my girls have outgrown that I’m keeping (as the commenter above says, “for my grandbabies!”) The book sling is such a neat idea!

    Have a great weekend!

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