In the meantime, the schools are sending lots and lots of things home every single day. Yesterday, A. came home with a full grocery bag in addition to everything in her backpack. Some of it was immediately "filed", and I've been sorting through more of it today. Along the way, I took the time today to sort through a lot of happy meal toys and similar and move some of them along as well.
I feel like, given how much just went out in bags, that it should be a lot more apparent that I've been decluttering. Alas, it doesn't look much different. I suppose the good news is that should minimize complaining from the kids.