Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Konmari: Kids Edition (they helped!)

tidying, cleaning, organizing.



So by now you know that I am obsessed with the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UP.... Guys, it works! This weekend I asked the kids to clean the playroom and their rooms, after about an hour I asked if they were done and they both replied, "Yes!" Well, I went upstairs and it was still a disaster. And that was it... We got to work. I made the kids touch all of their toys and tell me if it sparked joy and if it didn't we released it. They could hug it, thank it, and say goodbye. And they did!!!

Here's our cleaning in Pictures + some... 

The upstairs linen closet... Each bed gets an extra pair of sheets. I got rid of the rest. 

You can see that my cleaning method before was called the Out of Sight, Out of mind method... 
tidying, cleaning, organizing,   tidying, cleaning, organizing,
 It feels so good to open this closet and not have everything fall out onto me! I got rid of 6 bags of linens...

Under the guest room sink...
tidying, cleaning, organizing,

tidying, cleaning, organizing,

Lucy's linen closet turned shoe closet
tidying, cleaning, organizing,
tidying, cleaning, organizing,
 Under Henry's sink.
tidying, cleaning, organizing,


I gathered all of my craft supplies, wrapping supplies and extra gifts and moved them all to the office closet. I love this closet!
tidying, cleaning, organizing, tidying, cleaning, organizing,

  My table cloth collection!
tidying, cleaning, organizing,


Alright, The playroom and the kids rooms!!!

This is when we first got started with the playroom. We removed everything from the bins and I made the kids touch everything...

Also, these pictures were after a spend the night party... usually we have this stuffed away...
tidying, cleaning, organizing,

Lucy is a hoarder. She comes from a long line of hoarders... From both sides of the family...
She wasn't okay with getting rid of stuff but she was okay with handing things down to Cousin Addison. (Which Laura said, "Don't bring that crap to my house...")
tidying, cleaning, organizing,

Even Henry could do this. He told me that he loved his trains but didn't need the tracks anymore. Which is awesome because he has never played with the tracks.
tidying, cleaning, organizing,

Here's everything that we released from our lives... +4 bags of trash and broken toys...
tidying, cleaning, organizing,

Here are the kids rooms after they cleaned them...
tidying, cleaning, organizing, tidying, cleaning, organizing,



tidying, cleaning, organizing,
 Lucy just had too much stuff. It overwhelmed her mind and instead of focusing on one thing, she needed to get everything out and throw it all around...

We removed all the toys from her room. (except her American doll)
tidying, cleaning, organizing,

We found that once we  cleared the room out she took so much pride in a clean room and wanted to decorate and move furniture around. So we did.
tidying, cleaning, organizing,

The Bosts are living life better because of Less Stuff and the,the Life- Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  
God is bigger than this and Jesus Can fix-it. 

No comments: