I had 4 boxes of baby clothes, old college papers and books, computer things that we never used, paperwork that I didn't need, and just generally things that I never wanted to sift through. Here is the embarrassing before pictures:
Those cardboard sheets the kids use to make partitions in their games, there is a box of baby toys, purses and somewhat overflowing drawers of baby clothes.
The computer area had lots of old paperwork, bags, cameras and books and next to that was the top shelf of the desk that didn't fit on the desk so the kids liked to play behind it with their blankets and cardboard partitions:
The corner next to the crib was packed full of baby clothes he had grown out of and clothes for him to grow into as well as more paperwork:
So I thought about it and decided that the baby does not need so much clothes. He would be fine with a couple of pjs, a couple of outfits and a few onesies. I kept my very favorite and got down to ONE box. The box was half filled with the clothes he had out-grown and the other half was the clothes he would grow into. I put the shoes to grow into in a small thin box with the baby toys I kept (one rattle, a silky blanket, and a soft caterpillar) and some baby gear (the head cushion for the car seat, training underwear). I kept the bouncy seat and the boppy pillow as well. I did find I needed the bouncy seat when I wanted to put him down on hard floor before he could sit up well.
It all fit under the crib! I was able to scoot his "dresser" back. I also got rid of a lot of clothes that were in the drawers so now he just has 3 pjs, a few onesies, some socks, 2 jackets, 4 t-shirts, 4 long-sleeved shirts, and like 8 pants and 4 shorts. Maybe too many pants now that I think about it... Here's what's left:
To be totally honest, I did stash my purses and bags on this side as well, but they are hidden behind the door:
That's all that's left. It feels so nice!
The best part of the day, though was, when I got finished with this room and headed downstairs to do the HUGE laundry pile that I had washed the previous day, but hadn't folded yet. We're usually pretty good about keeping up with laundry, but with all of the people going in and out to fix our living room, I had neglected it and we had 5 days worth of laundry to fold. Anyway, I got downstairs, and to my happy surprise, Spice had folded ALL of it and sorted it into the different piles for the family members:
The kids got so excited about the computer room that they insisted that we go through the toy room as well yesterday. So we completely forgot about doing any "academic" things and tackled the toy room. It didn't take too long, but it does look a lot better. I have pictures of that as well, but I am taking too long on the computer this morning and I need to get back to the kids and the house, so I'll post those tomorrow.