今天,we began our biggest minimalization effort to date – our basement/toy room. i included some panoramic photos of the room to show you some "before" pictures. i should say that our basement toy room doesn't typically look this bad. it has taken on some extra weight during our minimalizing efforts upstairs as the temporary holding cell for some of the items that landed in the "relocate" pile. regardless,你可以看出这不是一个小项目。
today was our first day and very effective. we removed many of the large items that were taking up space (foosball table,cd架,etc.). we began heavy sorting of cds,电影,书,and definitely toys. when going through our stuff,我通常有三堆(扔掉，保持,在ebay上出售)。
and i should mention that i am super-proud of my five-year old son. we certainly wanted him to play a part in the purging of his toys and we weren't sure what to expect. he did great – actually,we were humbled to see his ability to part with his possessions. at one point,他甚至编了一首关于分类玩具的歌，里面有一行歌词，“选择你的玩具,排序,最后一次和他们一起玩……”
但最终产品的特点将是家具会减少，更多的存储空间,and new paint. i'll keep you posted.