If you have ever heard the jokes or seen the cartoons about teenaged boys and their impassable rooms then let me assure you they are absolutely the truth! I rarely ventured into my son's room because I literally could not see the floor. And besides that it didn't smell very good in there. That's another phenomenom that I learned about when we picked my son up from a summer boarding school many years ago.
For some reason he decided to do a deep cleaning of his room recently. It may have something to do with the fact that he has a girlfriend now. I don't know...
But in any case this is just some of what he brought out.
I knew I was starting to miss some of my cups, dishes, and silverware. They were in his room. Here they are soaking to help remove the crud. (Oh yeah, my dishwasher is broken until Saturday, when the repairman will be fixing it after two weeks of waiting for the part!)And here is the laundry pile that came out of his room.
Just one of the reasons I will not be having "empty nest syndrome", if that ever happens.