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Shave of the Day: August 9, 2016

Man, I am sorry for the long break in posts. Last week got a little crazy. The kids went down the shore for the entire week with their grandparents. While they were away, my wife and I decided to dismantle and reassemble our entire basement. We threw out any toys that were no longer useable, donated a large portion of stuffed animals to Opportunity House, and donated the rest of the toys and some games to Cradles to Crayons. Our kids had way too many toys, and all they would do is jump from one thing to the next, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. We decided the solution to this cycle of disarray followed by massive cleaning was to aggressively thin and organize their toys. Our process was relatively simple. We pulled everything out, and I mean everything. Every toy, every game, every craft supply. Once we knew what we were dealing with, we were able to sort into trash, donate, and keep. With our toys labelled “keep” split into categories, we took a trip to The Container Store. The Smart Store bins, specifically small and medium, were perfect for keeping categories stored neatly. They also seem…