30 Days to a cleaner house-Day 16

Toy room! Today I am going through the kids toys.  I’m getting rid of broken ones and donating ones that they don’t play with.  This is usually a job that my husband and kids feel the need to”help” with before I actually throw away or donate anything because they feel that they need to keep junk!!! My husband still has a box of junk things (that I made him move into the barn) filled with his old wrestling shoes, trophies, pop cans, and every other strange thing that you can imagine that someone would EVER keep.  But I do adore him because he is sentimental and sweet.  Anyway, snap out of it Marissa and get back on track….

Ok, so I’m going through all my kids toys today, every single one and I am finding a “home” for all of them.  I like to keep their toys organized.  All the army guys are in a drawer, all the legos are in a drawer, all the balls are in a drawer and so on.  I have found that if I do this, it makes life easier on everyone.  Otherwise, if they are looking for a football and its not in with the balls, then they take every toy out to find it.  You see my idea here? Yes they are toys and they are going to make a mess with them everyday, but when they are better organized, they make less of a mess and they play better.

Throw away anything that is broken that you cant fix, anything that is missing pieces.  You wouldn’t believe the stuff I find at the bottom of the toy bin.  Apple cores, that missing shoe that has been missing for so long that I finally threw the other one out too, money, old cheese sticks, sippy cups, empty peanut butter jars, pacifiers. It feels good to finally clean this stuff out, plus my kiddos will have a bag of toys to donate.

Day 1) Ceiling fans and lights

Day 2) cobwebs

Day 3) Walls and molding

Day 4) Windows

Day 5) Cabinet and cupboard doors

Day 6) Refrigerator

Day 7) TVs and mirrors

Day 8) Showers and tubs

Day 9) Drawers

Day 10) Tables and chairs, end tables, coffee tables

Day 11) Clean your mattresses

Day 12) Dust your bedrooms

Day 13) Porch, mudroom

Day 14)Bathroom

Day 15) Floors

 

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