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Welcome back to 30 Days To An Organized Home (also known as the 30-Day Organize-athon)!
In today’s 5 minutes we’re going to express-declutter the kids’ toys.
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8 thoughts on “Day 17: Declutter The Kids’ Toys”
Our group decisions are as follows:
Use OCI-OGO one toy comes in and one toy goes out
One bag for trash, one box for donated toys & one box for sellable toys.
Trash toys that are broken & not fixable.
Donate toys that are safe & in good condition
Toys in mint condition sell at local consignment shop & use the money to purchase new toys.
Each child should have a toy chest to return their toys at the end of the day or when they are done playing.
Computer & video games sell at Game Stop or yard sales.
Toys are decluttered. I give a star for each toy that they declutter and after 50 stars they can go somewhere fun.
Grab a large bag or box. Gather all the adult toys into one location.
Your adult kids have outgrown = donate if in good condition and must be clean
Are broken = trash or dangerous [do not own dangerous toys] = antique toys used only with adult supervision; absolutely no guns of any sort
Have been divested of batteries because they’re so annoying = annoying toys parents take the batteries out and keep batteries out of hands of children
Are in poor condition = trash
Are doubles = nice and usable give to someone in need as long it is in good working order
Extract any toys that are safe and in good condition for a charity bag. Toss the rest.
Safe toys: dolls, matchbox cars; stuffed animals; board games; books; jigsaw puzzles; easy bake oven
Good condition: usable and in good condition. If in mint conditions sell at a resale shop.
Charity bag: outgrown clothes in good condition and clean
Trash: broken and not fixable trash
I’ve been on a roll Lisa!! Could you have one of those vertical hanging bags in their closet and put toys in that, or remember those pet nets that you’d hang from the ceiling, or those “bean bags” that you can stuff with toys? Just something’s I’m thinking about.
Elaine Therese Cook Gonzalez, that’s great!. I didn’t get to anything yesterday. Today I will work on toys. We need to do so much. I think I may just put them all in storage boxes so at least I can see their desks in the mean time. Biggest problem with that – where to put the storage containers.
Ok I’ve been diligently working in my closet!! Yep it’s that big of a mess!! Does it count that I got rid of kids junk that was in my closet? I hope so!! I do plan on having the kids go through their own toys in their room tomorrow though!
I will need more than 5 minutes here – and I need time that the kids aren’t home.
I have just returned from leave and so will be playing catch up. I can happily say that this is complete having just one drawer of kids toys for when my nieces and nephews visit. I do confess to having a junk room, which I am not avoiding, and does have some of my old toys in there, but honestly I can only just open the door to that room and a 5 minute timer won’t help there!