What....you were hoping for a miracle? Did you really think I could halve a child's possessions in one day?
Not a seven-year-old's. I did get two bags of trash out of there. Another bag is off to GoodWill, I emtied a nice storage bin I can use elsewhere in the house, and the rest is being put in storage for a couple of months to see if dd "misses" them. Here's a pic of all the stuff I took out of the room:
I have learned not to stress as much about these years when kids have a ton of tiny toys. Yes, they're a pain to pick up, but each of my older boys has reached a day when they were simply done with all of it, and...boom...they emptied out their rooms.
Since I can fit all of dd's stuff into containers in her room, I'm willing to live with it for another year or two.
Here are the "after" pics of her room: