Saturday, February 28, 2009

An Enormous Undertaking

Last week while I was in Meagan's room putting some things away, I came to the stark realization that her room was a disaster! We have officially been overrun with all things little girl. All things tiny. With the teensy weensy rubber molded clothes and the even tinier matching shoes. With the countless rubber bands that are so easily scattered to every corner of the house. With dolls and princesses missing clothes - or worse, hair! With stuffed animals and books, and costumes, and jewels, and plastic shoes with giant gems and bows, and beads, and necklaces, and small plastic-molded rings.

So we made a trip to the store in search of organizational tools. I found a hanging blanket shelf thing and some Sterilite containers marked down at Wal-Mart, so I decided to give those a try. However, by the time we got back from the store, we didn't have time to actually do the organizing, so the project was put on hold...until today.

This morning, while the boys were cleaning their room, Meagan and I tackled hers. We gutted the dollhouse, putting all of the people, furniture, and accessories in a storage bin that fits under her bed. We (well, really, I) then moved on to sorting what felt like hundreds of little hair ties back into their rightful container.

From there, we moved on to the closet, which was overrun with intermingled Polly Pockets, Princesses, Tinkerbells, Barbies, costumes, jewelry, books, and accessories. At one point, I began to wonder if we would ever get through it all, but we kept on. And we rearranged and organized everything in her room. She now even has room for her Dora couch to be in there, which she was VERY excited about! She seems to like the idea of having somewhere to sit and look at books and draw pictures...very cool!

Surprisingly, it was only about a 2 hour project!

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