I started by laying out my bins for toys to keep in rotation. As I went through each bag/box/bin of toys from the basement piles, I sorted into everything into keep, giveaway, trash or save-for-when-they're-older piles. It took about four nights of work after the kids were in bed, but tonight I wrapped it up. It feels so great to be done.
The mess. It's actually much worse than this photo shows...
Done! Four bins for toys to rotate (I intended to do a rotation about once a month) and one bin of toys to hang onto for when they're a bit older.
The giveaway and donate piles!
Next week: The kitchen or pantry.