So I’ve been a busy girl these last two weeks. Last week I noticed that our games had somehow started breeding in the night. I was finding them stashed all over the house and then I figured out why. Our games closet was full…as in we were fitting nothing else in there. So the kids had taken to just leaving them wherever they were playing. That doesn’t make this mamma very happy and so it was time for a grand purge of the games. Now we love playing board games in this house so I knew this PROCESS wasn’t going to be an easy one. Necessary but not easy.
Here is the before picture:
I’m not too concerned about the organization of it inside because these games get pulled in and out all the time. My main concern was making room for all the games so they were all housed in ONE spot. So out everything came and with the kids help we were able to create a donation pile that looked like this.
Not bad at all, I was very impressed with the kids. We went through each game one by one and they provided me with a yes or a no. Some decisions were easy since my youngest who is now 6 had outgrown many of them. Others hadn’t been played with in a long while.
Finally everything fit back into this one space:
The two yellow bins hold smaller games and decks of cards to make them easier to find.
Last week I also had a chance to change out the clothes for the seasons and so my purge pile last week ended up being three big boxes that I dropped off at our local thrift store!
This week was all about going through the seasonal outerwear and Halloween costumes. Anything outgrown or not worn during the past season went into the donation bag. Only one bag but still happy to pass these things along to someone else.
What was in your purge pile this week?