Santa visited our home on Christmas Eve night.
Yes, that pile. And the pile from Mom and Dad. And the pile from Grandma and Maw Maw and Paw Paw. And the aunts. And from friends.
This list does not even include Mommy and Daddy's piles of new presents.
So we made a Rule of Three.
Rule of Three - Three items for each person go into new homes, in their bedrooms, each day until all the piles are reduced to zero items.
It's simple to remember.
It's a concrete action.
It's enough items to make a difference quickly without being overwhelming.
It takes even the five year old only about three minutes.
Bonus Tip: If I was cleaning up a bunch of rooms after a party where food was served, I'd do three things in each room, three times a day.