The place where I tend to want to start when I set out to make our home more beautiful, purposeful and functional is with purging.
I have a dirty little secret.
There’s a room in our house that I’m ashamed to admit exists. It’s a space underneath the stairs that we use for the girls playroom. It’s so packed that they can’t even really see what they have — much less actually get in there and play. And since there’s no system in place — it ends up looking like a tornado hit even after a big purge and clean out.
So for function’s sake — I have to tackle this area. There’s a ton of stuff in there that just doesn’t matter. Old happy meal toys, a left Barbie shoe, dolls with missing limbs and for whatever reason — oven mitts. #outofcontrol
I’m trying to teach my girls that more isn’t better and to truly appreciate all that they’ve been given. But how can they when they can’t access half of it. So tomorrow — the lesson begins. And our motto is: If it doesn’t matter, get rid of it.
My plan is to add a small bookshelf to hold a few books that the girls truly love. The rest will be donated. I also plan to buy a toy box and whatever fits in that box stays. Anything left over after filling the toy box gets donated. This is a low cost project so I’m sure I could come up with tons of ideas to store a ton of toys. But I’m at the point of making what we already have work.
So out with this old non-functioning area and on to something that the girls will truly be able to use and enjoy.
Wish me luck — I’m going to need it.
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