First thing Steve and I did was pull all of it out. This is what it looks like empty.
It was too embarrassing to show the before picture! This is what it looked like all pulled out.
Crazy, isn't it? We then proceeded to go through every box and decided if we needed it or if we could get rid of it. I got rid of all of my old school books. What can I do with them? I'm not using them and if I go back to teaching, they'll be out dated, so I sold them all! All the rest of the teaching stuff I donated to my sons school, I'm sure some new teacher could really use my stuff, even if it's a few years old.
We then went through and organized all the Rubbermaid containers of baby and kid clothes. Being that I have kept all of the boys clothes in case we have any more babies, I have several tubs. I even have a couple of containers that were passed down that Da Freakout hasn't grown into. I can't pass up good clothes. Like I've said before they grow out of them way too quickly!
It took us three days to get through everything! Poor Steve has moved those boxes for years. At least now he has a few less. Once everything was put neatly away, this is what it looks like.
There are still a lot of containers, but once we are finished having babies, we can slowly get rid of a few more.
I don't know if Steve feels any better, but I feel a little relieved. It almost feels like a load has been lifted off my chest. I'm hoping once I'm all done with the entire house, I'll feel a whole lot lighter. Hopefully by then, the scale will start reading that I am too. Here is a picture of the playroom once everything was organized and put away.
Up next.... The Craft room. UGH!