Cleaning up my kids' rooms is something that I can't stand to do. I absolutely hate it. All the toys, all the misplaced pieces, all the destruction, all the unknown finds - yuck. I usually put it off until I can't stand it any longer. At the moment. the girls' room isn't too bad, but the boy's room was in bad shape.
He has recently started doing some rearranging on his own by pulling out the storage components from his closet and strewing them all over the room. Nice. It was time I stepped in.
On Saturday morning I sucked it up and got busy, with the help of a certain 5 yr old boy, of course. Since he has taken so much interest in the decor of his room, I wanted his full input on where things should go.
We moved the bed from one corner to the other and totally rearranged the room.
We also tackled the closet. We decided that the dresser and all clothing related items should live in the closet, so the dresser was moved in there. We then moved the toy bins out.
Now all the toys are out in the open in full view, organized, and ready to be played with.
While I was at it, I scrubbed the walls and baseboards, but I don't think that did much good because they still look pretty crappy. The furniture and artwork on the walls is placed just so, to give a little more life to the walls. There's no way we're painting any time soon, not until Ava gets out of her graffiti phase.
It took all. day. long. I was exhausted in the end, but it was worth it. I also cleaned up the girls' room, but was no where near as bad - a piece of cake compared to that. Clean kids rooms = happy momma!