I know I just posted about the deep cleaning of the playroom I did over the summer, but I want to show you why you can't just make one sweep through a room and assume that you're done decluttering.
I got rid of a good number of toys and detritus last time I went through the room, but less than two months later, look at all the stuff I managed to pull out of there:
I'm calling this 17 items, most of which had to be thrown away, unfortunately.
But I was left with a playroom pretty much stripped of anything extraneous.
Dammit. There's a can of paint up there on the top of the shelf. That definitely counts as clutter that needs to be gotten rid of. Also, this room used to be Quinn's, hence his name on the door. I haven't yet remembered to move his letters to Team Stimey Jr.'s door.
The next photo is of Lego Land. Jack pretty much lives in that corner.
And, yes, I am aware that overly decorated walls can contribute to a feeling of clutter, but I think it works in this room.
Plus I have a lot of cute art and nowhere else to put it.
The above photo is obviously the train table, at which my children rarely play anymore. That 5'x3'x2' area probably represents a thousand dollars worth of train paraphernalia collected over the past eight years. Anyone wanna give me a thousand dollars for some trains?
Total items discarded: 17
Total rooms completely awesomely clean: 1