July 7, 2008
There is something I do when cleaning/organizing that my husband just doesn’t understand. Actually, he just doesn’t understand anything about cleaning, but that’s beside the point. He doesn’t understand that sometimes to clean, you have to make a mess. (Can I get a Hell Yeah from my fellow OCDer’s?)
Sometimes, my boys’ room gets so messy/disorganized, that the only way to effectively clean and organize the myraid of toys they have, is to dump them all in the floor and put them into groups, and then into their rightful home.
That’s what happened last night. The boys went to spend the night with their aunt, and I took the opportunity to clean. I decided to focus my efforts on their bedroom, which was not in terrible shape, but wasn’t picture perfect either.
Their room had a section of floor to celing built-in shelves where we store bigger toys, and bins of smaller toys. I have a bin for bigger cars, one for smaller, hot wheel size cars, one for action figures, one for tractors and other farm-oriented toys, and one for other misc. toys. From time to time, as can be expected, the contents of the bins get mangled, and must be re-established. So, I spent last night dumping bins, and seperating power rangers from cars and tractors from motorcycles, and establishing Keep/Sell/Toss piles, while my husband looked on, shaking his head in disbelief.
The process provoked the following question: Do Transformers belong in the action figure bin or the vehicle bin? OCDer’s unite, and give me an answer.