I consider myself a pretty good tidier. I have ways and means of making a messy area tidy. But I knew I'd met my match with our "Box Room". It is an awesome extra room tacked onto our house that would one day become a fantastic Play Room but after our move remained a dumping ground for boxes of Things We Don't Need and Things That Don't Have A Place.
Last November, Mr de Elba and I felt ready to attack the room. Grandma and Grandpa took our two eldest children for a sleepover and Mr de E and I did a lot of work on the room. Below is a picture of our garage (filled with Things That Don't Have A Place,) looking through to our would-be playroom containing many boxes of Things We Don't Need and a very awesome husband who has certainly done the lion's share of the clearing-out, without actually being a lion himself.
This same awesome husband has recently finished off the job by creating THIS:
Now the only job is to deal with the Things That Don't Have A Place that are still taking up half the garage. Still, here is our functional playroom complete with toy-boxes, drums, an old-school X-Box, some beanbags, a few nice rugs on the floor, a bed and a playpen for trapping small children inside.
All ready for a blogging friend to come and stay. She'd better bring her drumsticks.