As your child gets more toys, you might have too much space. You can still give them more and let them enjoy it, but you need to clean up first. It is important to balance old things with new things. If there are toys that are broken, or games and puzzles that don’t have pieces, it can be thrown away.
Our kids love getting new toys for Christmas and their birthday, which is a nice feeling to see them get so excited. The problem comes when there isn’t enough space in our house! We have had some good laughs when they find an old toy that was broken just before giving it away because we can tell they were still happy with what they found.
As your children continue to get more toys with each passing year at birthdays, during the holidays and other special occasions like Easter; it starts piling up all over the place even months after these events are done already until there is no space left anymore due lack of organization among empty spaces where usually piles would go up. Continue reading on for even more tips to help you decide if you should keep or throw away your kids’ toys.
To Keep or Throw Away Kids’ Toys
So, what can be done to clear space and keep toys in check during the holidays? Try dedicating one month every year to emptying out your child’s toy box. This can be a month or so before birthdays and Christmas. If you wait until they get new things, kids might be willing to give up old toys. It is important to talk to the children about it beforehand, if they are old enough to understand. This helps them be included in the decision on which toys they might like to give away.
As the younger children grow, they can take their older brothers and sisters’ old toys. If there is something in particular that the child wants to keep from their sibling’s toy boxes, then they will need to give up one of theirs as part of the trade. Make an effort to keep the toy ratio even, so that you and your children are not burdening one another more than necessary.
There are typically two ways to clean out your kids toys. You can throw away the broken ones or you could have a yard sale with the family. If you choose this route, make sure all the toy pieces are there and that they aren’t missing any parts before setting up in anticipation of buyers coming by.
One important thing to keep in mind before decluttering your child’s toys is that they understand and are willing to give things away. Allow space for them to grow comfortable with the idea of giving some of their items away by hiding or playing without them. If they aren’t sad when they ask where their toy went, then letting go should be easy!
It is a good idea to encourage children to share their toys with others. There are many charities that take gently used books, toys and games, including hospitals and shelters. Not only does this help reduce clutter in your home but also helps make someone else’s life a little easier and blesses them.