Toy Purge in Just 5 Steps

Toys. There are just so many, and they’re everywhere. Just when you think you’ve gotten them under control, here comes another holiday. You know what you need to do, right? Yup. A toy purge.

A toy purge is the solution to clutter. You can easily pass them on to friends and family or sell them for extra cash. I’m going to show you how to do a toy purge in 5 steps.

Empty closets, bedrooms, playrooms, and living rooms. Wherever you’ve got toys hiding, bring them out. Prepare to be disgusted at the sheer multitude and excess of what your children own. 

Step 1: Gather All the Toys

Sort through the toys and make piles of like categories. Cars in one pile, dolls in another, etc. This can take some time, but it will be worth doing this all at once.

Step 2: Sort into Categories

Purge toys that are easy first. Some no-brainers to get the ball rolling are baby toys that children have long outgrown.

Step 3: Purge the Obvious

When your kids look at their toys, they may be in a bit of shock. This is a good time to discuss quality over quantity.

Step 4: Reduce Quantities in Categories

Line all of one kind of toy up and let your child(ren) choose their favorites.

Lay Out Toys, Set a Limit

Now that you’ve drastically reduced the number of toys in your home, it’s time to shelve or contain them. Larger items, books, and colorful items that “pop” are fun to leave out as part of your decor.

Step 5: Contain

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