Wordless/Wordful Wednesday - The Great Toy Clean Up of 2011

This last weekend we spent our time sorting through the toy madness that is our house.  It was an event I liked to refer to as The Great Toy Clean Up of 2011.  We have a hard time getting rid of toys because having all boys when one is finished playing with a toy usually the next one down the line will find it interesting - provided it makes it them all in one piece that is!

We made it a family event and insisted that all the boys participate.  Here are the pictures from the beginning of the process:




Half way through...





DONE! Until next year that is...







In total we got rid of tons of toys and filled up two huge moving boxes that are ready to be donated.  It feels so good to have the toys all neat and organized again!



Kimberly

Comments

Abby Approved said…
Uugghh! I feel like I do this on a weekly basis. Not fun!
Wow that's such a big job! I always aim to clean the living room up each day but it's a never ending cycle.
Cat Davis said…
I got exhausted just looking at that clean up job. Now tell us, how long did it stay clean? If your house is anything like mine it didn't last more than an hour.
Katie said…
Man, that's quite a difference!
DitzyRedhead said…
excellent job!
Marcelle
Henrietta said…
We haven't done this in soooo long! I dread thinking about it! Great job on your clean up!
The Blue Zoo said…
Whooo hooo, look at all that organization!
StacieinAtlanta said…
Very nice! We need to do the same thing at our house!!
Candy said…
I need to do that SO badly. I need to have a yard sale too!
Crystal said…
Will they keep it like that? I HATE this chore the most because my kids tare it apart within a day..sigh
Great job though
tiff snedaker said…
It feels so good to organize and dejunk, doesn't it? I watch hoarders and it gets me going, lol.
Sam said…
I soooo need to do that. With 4 kids, the toys have taken over the house.
Rhea said…
Nice! I just did this not long ago, what a PIA.
Tammy said…
Looks great! I bet it feels better too!
Avry said…
whew.. what a task! Looks great though.
Marianna said…
I am in the same boat as you with 4 boys and lots of toys. I can't wait till I can start getting ride of some.
Anonymous said…
Great job.
There will be some lucky children soon!
Lorie of The Shewbridges
(Blogger is still being a PITA)
Kathy said…
I know that feeling when everything looks great and organized!
Maggie said…
They did a great job!