Today, we washed two loads of shirts and three loads of kid clothes. We also made a full frontal assault on the kid toys in the family room.
The giant bin of kid toys has been emptied and exiled to the basement. The contents were decanted into three smaller bins, two of which have been exiled to the basement to be brought up in rotation. The remaining bin is where the giant bin was sitting at the end of the couch, meaning that we can now get close to the DVD shelf with all of the parental DVDs on it for the first time in recent memory.
The five small bins of kids DVDs have been decanted onto a small DVD shelf that we already had that fits in that space. The dying Norfolk pine in the corner of the room behind the toys has been removed to the back porch to be dismembered and disposed of. This made room for us to bring the old collapsible bookcase that had once been our mail shelf back up from the basement and use it as a repository for toys, many of which were decanted into the five bins that had held DVDs shortly before. Things that didn't fit in bins, such as the toy cash register, went onto the shelf to sit.
A number of outgrown toys are being designated for donation to charity. A pile of McDonald's toys and the like are going to Capricon to be dismembered by children's programming.
And there is a very full bag of garbage.
It's not perfect by any means. But it's progress.