Here's a little pre garage sale sort action. My assistant was non other than "the Gert" (Gertie) the resident Bulldog. She really is a big help and keeps you hopping. Meaning you do not leave things laying around for too long. She would make regular trips and nose around to see if I had uncovered any squeaky toys or a nyla bone.
Walking into the room that just the day before had been clean. This time though nothing but toys on top of toys.
A photo of a little of the sorting action going down and a shot of the inside of the closet. If those boxes stacked on that tote in the foreground were not there you could actually see the floor in the closet.
Here's some things I learned during that sort.
1) I really do not need to go through a toy aisle for quite some time, I have plenty to keep me busy and posting.
2) I miss the cleaned out room.
3) Never, I'll repeat NEVER, store your JLU loose in a tote with no circulation or some sort of protection. See this photo, these two were stored onto of each other and there was some sort of reaction with the plastic.
4) Mattel's newer toys seemed to have more issues with plastic melting, paint rubs and the dreaded molt on rubbery parts. Kenner/Hasbro, to date only one problem with a Mr. Freeze, that was easily cleaned. My verdict I wish Hasbro made more of the toys I like.
5) You really need to get in the mindset to sort, not go and open a tote and start having memory flashbacks, that is if you don't want to get rid of stuff.
6) I found some long thought to be lost friends. Though still no vintage R2-D2, I'm afraid he is gone forever.
All said and done the garage sale saw six toy totes cleared out and I am on the way to clearing out a comic tote. The Room now has stacks of comics everywhere, but I will need to get it all straightened up for the Battle for the Cowl.