Well, ain't that the truth. Everytime I've helped a client Appleshine their space, there has been a discovery of some long lost item, something they'd given up for dead. When I organized this girl's bedroom, it wasn't just about finding lost things; we did lots of clearing out, throwing away and rearranging furniture.
As many young children do, she had kept every trinket and treasure that had been given to her. Most children don't know (or are waiting for permission) to move things out of their space once they're done using them. Kids, if you let them, are great with purging because they're so eager to grow up and let go of 'baby-ish' things.
After we sorted and moved out plenty of items, I rearranged the furniture. The main goal was to gather things from off the floor and give them a home. The drawers and baskets weren't being used; once we designated homes for all her toys, books and trinkets, it was really easy to keep the floor clean. As it turned out, she didn't choose to keep over half the items that had been lying around. Good job!
Tell me, Appleshiners, was your room messy or clean while growing up?