That being said, my husband deserves a prize. Seriously. A couple weeks ago our living and dining rooms looked like they were in the early stages of qualifying for a Hoarders episode on TLC and he was really sweet about it!
This pictures above represent my first attempt at using space saver bags, you know, the ones where you attach the vacuum hose and suck all the air out. Since we have a storage space shortage in our house I was trying to condense some of Liam's things that he no longer uses and these bags did the trick and they couldn't have been easier to use!
Thankfully this mess only lasted *ahem* a couple days. Part of the problem was that my "helper" kept moving 0-3 month clothes into the 6-9 month pile, etc, so when I went to get ready to put clothes in a bag and suction out the air I would realize it was no longer the "only 0-3 months" pile. Such is life with a busy body one year old but I wouldn't have it any other way.
So when it was all said and done my messy piles turned into this neat little pile:
And that makes me VERY happy! The only problem...the "large" sized bags don't fit in the 18 gallon totes I use for storage in our basement. Fortunately I have a larger tote that I took with me when I moved out of my parents house that they should fit in. However that means I have to find homes in the basement for all the stuff it currently holds :-)