Let’s be honest here. Our entire house is a disaster area and I’m completely helpless under the tide of crap. For every bag of crap I throw out or recycle 2 more bags of crap appear. There MUST be a way to keep things in order! I decided I would attempt to tame Jack’s things. Jack surpasses even me with his ability to spread his stuff all over the place and is suffering clearly from stuff not ‘having a specific place to live’. How can you clean up if things don’t have a spot?
He had been sleeping in the nest of blankets on the floor every night for a week. There is a pointless huge table on the left that i just stuck in there because it had no where else to go. In this picture I had already gone to Ikea and bought and assembled one other Trofast set of shelves you can see on the left.
When I moved his original trofast there were all these little things that looked like grains of rice under it.I didn’t think too much of it, i thought maybe he had a toy with rice or… something… who knows. Only, later I was bending down and one of the grains of rice MOVED. omfg. MAGGOTS, I thought immediately. but HOW?!?!? WHAT? GROSS!@FUCK!
They were not maggots but were carpet moths. gross enough. It took two days to get rid of them with much vacuuming and dusting of diatomaceous earth and borax and much woe is me-ing about how gross it was.
His room has 4 low trofast shelves ad one stepped trofast. I meant the stepped trofast to be for his Legos but Vim scoffed at it as too small. So I will move that and fill it with more toys from downstairs and buy two large tall trofasts to be for legos. I also put in a small Ikea desk for him.
So we got that all cleaned up and the furniture built and then I weeded. I donated a box or so of his books and put some in a box to be gone through later, basically reducing his books by about 2 thirds. I changed the orientation of his bed to make it easier to make and clean around and even though that does reduce his play area a bit think it’s worth it. I weeded his stuffed animals and reduced them to two laundry baskets full and one box of them put away in the top of his closet. I weeded his toys donating some and putting some in boxes up in his closet to be gone through later.
One thing I did that has made a huge difference is to reduce his bedding by like 90%. Before he had a top sheet, a large blanket or two, a comforter or 2, a small quilt, and a million small blankets. WHY?!? I reduced it to a top sheet, his Little Blanket Soft Blanket, one large blanket and a comforter. The rest of the stuff I put in the linen closet and I hope he never sees them up there because he will insist on having it all back on his bed.
I’m not done, obviously. I need to go get the large lego shelves and i need to frame some pictures and hang them up. I wants a full length mirror and some hooks to hang up his hoodies and superhero cape.
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