Oh my gosh. I just spent an hour in the basement cleaning up my daughter’s side. It was supposed to be a classroom for her to pretend to be a teacher. But, trust me, this property would be condemned, if it were.
I lugged out: 2 trash bags of trash, 1 bag of stuff for charity, and a large box of recycling items.
The problem is…you can hardly tell I did anything!
Now, if I had asked her to do it, it would have been a disaster because she would have cleaned about 15 minutes and then start playing, thinking it was done. Plus, she would have saved a lot that I threw away. Papers, awards, papers, notebooks, papers, glue sticks, and more paper. Geez! I thought I had a paper problem!
My son’s side of the basement is entirely Legos. He and his friend build towns and then shoot movies with the them. Pretty cool. But, he doesn’t want to put them in boxes or sort them or anything like that. He just spreads them out on the floor so that he can see what he has. I’m fine with that. If I asked him to clean it up, he could just scoop up all the Legos and put them in bins until the next time he wanted to use them.
Of course, my husband’s section of the basement is very tidy. Well, for a workshop, anyway. He’s got stuff where he wants it. And, can probably find it when needed.
My section is somewhat organized. Right after my stay in the loony bin I got a bee in my bonnet (what’s that phrase about?) to start cleaning stuff up and out. So I had these shelves that we just jam-packed with stuff and I had no idea where to find anything other than Christmas stuff. That holiday has it’s own shelf. Now, that is all pretty organized. I have had some stuff spill out of there into the adjoining section that is considered “common ground” and I really should get around to picking through it or finda place for it all. But, until then, I’m good with it.
So, now I’m sitting here, taking a break, in front of the box fan, just waiting to cool off enough to take a shower.
But, let this serve as a warning. If ANYONE reading this blog buys my daughter any more “School Stuff,” prepare for the Wrath of ZUZU!!!! Unless, of course, it is an industrial strength vacuum cleaner.