Friday, January 11, 2013

Nameless Toy

I don't have anything to give away today.  I found a useless toy in my bag/purse this morning, so I tossed it in the trash.  Out of sight, out of mind.  No one will miss it.  Getting rid of kids' toys can be tricky.  Often, I will go through the toys while my kids are away from home.  If my kids see me tossing something of theirs, they are immediately attracted to it and can't live without it...even if they haven't played with it for months.  One option is to hide the toy(s) and see if the toy is missed.  After a set amount of time, simplify the toy if it is not missed.  If your kids are like mine, they have plenty of other toys to play with!  A challenge for all of us with kids at home is to only have toys that are used often.  Separate the toys into 3 categories...used often, used sometimes & rarely used.  Weed out the rarely used toys & work your way to what is used most often.  This is something I need to work on myself!

Declutter with me!  What clutter did you get rid of today?

Happy Decluttering! 

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