We made it a family lent project. Each area (46) are written on cards in a bag. Anna and Abigail take turns each morning choosing a card. I've been doing just a bit while they're at school but most of it is as a team. Although it would have been easier for me to clean (and pitch) up Anna's closet alone, doing it with her was so rewarding. She couldn't stop thanking me for days. She said things like, "mommy, thank you so much for helping me find so many special things." "Mommy, I just love my new closet; I know where everything is!"
Even Scott (who wouldn't let me take his picture) said, "finally, you found a way for me to really clean up my shop," as he attacked the "clean under the stairs and paint cans" card on the weekend.
Sometimes when I feel stressed I just want to go stand in the areas that are done. Ahh!
One little bit of Scott's shop
One tiny, tiny little bit of the attic (we need to rent a dumpster for that)
Abigail peeking around the corner
the "before" prending to be happy that we were about to tear apart her closet and throw a bunch of her stuff out