Dealing with Too Many Toys at Home

17 Jun

Dealing with Too Many Toys at Home

We love to give our kids everything they want, and that includes clothes and toys. But, there comes a time when we have to face the reality that too much of anything is a bad thing.  Too many clothes and toys can not only be expensive, but they also take up a lot of space.

So, how do you deal with the clutter?  Here are a few tips:

  • Limit toy purchases – It all starts with being able to stop adding more toys that will only continue the cycle. Even if you put some effort into eliminating some of the existing toys, if you continue to add more, they will pile up again.
  • Sort and store – Take the time to sit down with your kids and sort their toys. Ask them which toys they play with regularly and which ones they don’t play with as much.  Organize and store the toys that are played with less frequently, and make the ones that are played with more frequently more easily accessible.
  • Add more storage – It helps if you properly store and organize your kids’ toys. It helps you reduce the clutter and easily clean their rooms.  Add some baskets or boxes for the toys and sort them in a way that they will only have to take out one box or basket at time when they want to play.
  • Change their playing lifestyle – Don’t limit your kids to toys when they want to play. Take them to the park and let them meet new friends. Take them on trips and let them explore and learn new things. There are many ways your kid can play, and they don’t always have to involve toys.
  • Donate – Give some of the excess toys to others who may be able to afford toys of their own.  Not only will it reduce the clutter in your home, but it will also teach your children the value of giving.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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