Our bonus room/playroom is a mess.
I feel my chest tighten up every time I go near that room. I have been considering buying a bottle of baby aspirin to keep on hand just in case I should go into full heart attack mode when Sarah asks me to play with her in there.
I just don't know what to do with the toys. I think many of them could/should be sent to Goodwill but the kids can't stand the thought of that. "But I play with this sometimes!" "But what if I want to play with it next week?" "But Grandma/Aunt Cathy/Santa Clause/My BFF gave it to me!"
I just need to figure out a better way to organize that room...big rubbermaid bins just aren't cutting it. Because everytime someone needs something from one of those bins, everything gets removed from it (because the item is always at the bottom of the bin) and then when I tell the kids to clean up the playroom, nothing gets put back in the right bin.
And it's not helping matters that I have been perusing organizing blogs for some ideas and inspiration. That just makes my chest tighten even worse. Look at this how-to post on organizing Legos.
I wonder how long it would take us to sort all of Peter's Legos by color? Probably about a week (or more).
I wonder how long they would stay sorted by color? Probably about a day (or less).
I wonder how long it would take for my head to shoot right off of my neck the minute that I realized they were no longer sorted by color? Probably about a second (yeah, a second, that sounds about right).
I would take a picture of the mess to show you guys but that would mean I have to go into the room and that's just not going to happen!