There’s nothing moving to motivate even to worst procrastinator to clear out any unwanted or unused items. When I was in university I moved pretty much every year and until we bought the house were in now. Needless to say, the actual move was a fairly painless one as we weren’t burdened with years of non-essentials. Ten years and three kids later, we now have house full to capacity. We live modestly, but that doesn’t stop things from piling up, plus, if your kids are anything like mine, they want to keep everything.
Recently, however, we moved my son’s bedroom into another room and I found that this had the same effect on his stuff that moving house has on your entire contents. Neither he nor I fancied moving and finding homes for his 10 year collection of junk (I mean treasures), even if was just down the hall, so together we purged and organized.
It’s amazing what you come across. Check out the picture on the right — he had this much loose cardboard in his room. How is that possible? He only had a small room (10×10 plus a closet). Truly amazing.
Now I don’t recommend moving just to purge some items or even switching your rooms around, but maybe try a different furniture arrangement in a room or two or move a couple of dressers. I think you’d be amazed at what you find and how good it feels to be organized.
What is the craziest thing you ever found in your kids room?