His room went from this:
And then there's this....
His closet...that's another story! Whoa! What a mess... Do you see those piles of stuff on the top shelf? My oh my...
So we emptied the closet... Oh yes... we did... And then this mom stood and wondered what in the world ever possessed me to empty the ENTIRE closet?
So Austin and I worked and sorted - and sorted and worked. I gave him a bin of papers and he decided what to keep and what to toss. I gave him a bin of old Halloween costumes and he chose what to keep, what still fit, and what he wanted to "share" with others.
Then we added the hanging organizers.
We swapped out baby hangers for regular adult hangers. And the stuffed animals we just couldn't part with are all stored in pop-up hampers.
This whole organizing project took us about an hour from start to finish... and today, I asked Austin to put a few things away, and he knew exactly where they went :)
My hope is that as my kiddos grow up I will instill in them good habits... but I have to start now... I'm just lucky enough that right now, my 8 year old son, still wants to spend time with me... even if we're just organizing his closet!
Only By His Grace,