When it comes to the girls making a mess, I really don't mind. It's going to happen regardless, and beside, aren't children SUPPOSED to make messes? That being said, there DOES come a time when it gets a wee bit out of hand, and it's time to clean up.
This is a "before" picture of the dining/play room. (Note Madison sitting naked at her table in the corner) It's actually been alot worse on other occasions, but mommy was getting tired of tripping over Little People and Dress-Up clothes (she's klutzy enough on her own).
This is the "after" picture. Pretty good, right? It stayed this clean for exactly 12 minutes and 48 seconds, then it went back to it's previous condition.
I guess what it really comes down to is, what's the point of cleaning a room if you can't mess it back up? Besides, a clean floor is a clean slate for creativity to roam free.
Outnumbered by the Little People, human and otherwise