Last week-end, the kids' rooms were shambolic and I actually just ignored it (rather good going for a Neat Freak) until I hit upon a plan.

What if I put those rooms to the '5-min system test', which basically was that I would set the timer for 5 minutes and we would see if we could get them sorted in that time using the systems that exist in that space.

So, came Sunday afternoon, that is what I did with my daughter by my side and pretty soon, order was restored in the allotted five mins!  (Here are some pics to show the results from her room and more to follow from my son's room.)