Monday, June 09, 2008
*** This was written on Monday, but I just now remembered that it had not been finished... so I am publishing it a few days late.***
I tackled a HUGE project today that I have been putting off for too long. After I got Si down for a nap and had fed Noah, I decided that the time had come to clean out the game closet.
We *love* games but the space had become a mess. It took me almost 3 hours to complete this project, but I am glad it is done. The project would have gone a lot faster, but not only did I have to empty the closet and sort through the games but I had a HUGE pile of instruction books and miscellaneous pieces that had been left out of their proper box. As you can imagine with this many games, some of the pieces looked familiar to me, but I just couldn't remember exactly which game it went with.
To celebrate getting this project finished, we had a family game night :o)
Here are some pics of the project. I also must apologize that the pics are not the greatest quality. The memory card in our digital camera is not being very cooperative right now, and after losing about 200 pics, I am not happy with it or using it until I can get a new card. I took these pics with my phone but I didn't have it set on the highest quality:
This is a table FULL of some of the games from the closet. There are two more piles on the floor that I didn't get a picture of.
This is the pile of stray pieces and instruction guides. There is a lot more there than there appears to be ;o)
Ahhhh... this is the EMPTY game closet. I really love organizing with a fresh start!
Ta Da!!! Here is the closet all finished! I dedided to place the games that have the long (full size) box on their sides instead of stacking them. This will allow us to just simply pull out the game that we want and not worry about having to unstack and restack. I couldn't do this with the 1/2 size boxes but I think this system will work just fine for us. Oh, and I didn't mention that the boys (ages 2 and 4) are not allowed to get a game out. They are allowed to open the game closet to chose what they would like to play but only daddy, mommy or sissy can remove the games. This is also the rule with our puzzles and it seems to help cut down on REALLY BIG MESSES (yeah, you momma's out there know exactly what I'm talking 'bout!).