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Clutter Free: Toys

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This post is Day 7 of my 31 Days to Clutter Free series.

After last night’s DVD de-cluttering frenzy, I was sort of out of organizing steam today.

Add that to the fact that we had a busier-than-usual day today, and tonight’s post is ending up more like “goals for toy de-cluttering” rather than explaining what I’ve already cleaned out.

We’re only a little over a year into this parenting gig, but we’ve already experienced how toys can add up and get overwhelming. Not only to us, but for Weston, too. I’ve noticed that it’s harder for him to sit and play with one toy when there are too many options surrounding him. And if we take out all of the same toys day after day, he’s quicker to get bored with them.

So here’s my plan for cutting down on the toy clutter and storing them in more functional ways. (I’ve mentioned that I’m following Ruth Soukup’s 31 Days to Clutter Free plan for this series, so most of these tips are borrowed from her).

  • Store any “infant” toys that aren’t age-appropriate anymore in the attic, out of sight
  • Make a donation pile of toys Weston doesn’t especially like
  • Throw away any broken toys
  • Divide toys into smaller baskets that can be rotated throughout the house, offering more variety during play time
  • Place a basket for toys in the car (right now toys just get lost and scattered everywhere in there)

When I make progress on this list, I’ll for sure share some “after” shots. :)

Any genius ideas for toy storage? I’m sure this is an issue we’ll have to keep addressing as our tot gets bigger and the toys change and increase.

 

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