I should have taken a photo of the mess Ellie had created to show the “before” but I didn’t. Just let me say that there was hardly any floor to be seen in either her bedroom or the adjacent foyer or the music room next to that. It seemed that every toy she owned filled the entire space. I was determined to get this mess in order yesterday and I did after 5 hours of work. I ended up with a clean, organized room and a trunk full of donations. I was at Ateam practice last night when Ellie and Daddy got home so I left her this note:

This is the results of my cleaning (proof that it was at one time clean and organized):

I arrived home and found this on my pillow:

I guess she loved it.  Twenty-four hours later it’s still clean–I wonder how long that will last.