I have learned the hard way that this keeps my kids from feeling overwhelmed, but it also keeps me from flying around in a fit of rage doing what experts refer to as angry cleaning!
Tip #1 Purge those Toys!
Broken Toys – Throw them away! Worn Out Toys – Depending on their condition, either toss them or donate them.
Toys with Missing Pieces – Same as above: Depending on their condition, either toss them or donate them. Toys Your Kiddos Have Outgrown – Sell or donate!
Make it a regular routine that is part of your family’s life, and maybe even see if you can find some creative ways to make it fun for everyone!
Consistently tackling this chore trains kiddos early to grasp some really important life lessons such as: - It’s not healthy to keep EVERYTHING.
- It’s important to purge the old to create space – literally and figuratively. - It’s also a great time to encourage sharing with others less fortunate