This week I checked off:
I’ve been working on the kids’ rooms project, which I wrote about last week. This has involved lots of shopping and acquiring new stuff, and getting rid of the large bunkbed/trundle/storage unit that used to be in the girls’ room. I’m happy to say that a young man picked it up this morning for his ten year old son. I posted it on Craigslist for free, and it took me a full three days to get rid of it. I had twenty people express interest in it, but they weren’t committing to a pick up time. Next time I’m going to try a Buy Nothing Facebook group that my friend told me about recently.
So I have purchased two beds, two nightstands and a dresser. I spent an evening putting Mary’s daybed together. I also let the girls get a waste basket, which they’ve been wanting for years. We found it for $5 at Target. And we purchased a picture, a picture frame, a candle (for decoration, not for burning), and a light up “H” for Hannah. I had 4 photos Joseph wanted framed, printed at Walgreen’s and I bought frames for them. New komono.
The girls and I have been discussing the goals of this project. Well, my goals of this project. (They might just want a pretty room.) They are simply to have a place for everything, and everything in its place.
More specifically, there are these three goals:
- To assign a home for each item that we use and/or love. (Or that matches the room décor.)
- To put things away when you are done using them.
- To have certain times each day for putting things back where they belong. (Because let’s be real, some people are not going to accomplish goal #2)
I eventually plan to have room tours on this blog. But right now I am focused on finishing setting up their room, and then getting right back to the decluttering checklist.