If your house is starting to resemble a toy shop and you worry about your kids having too many toys to play with, this blog is for you!
Tip 1 – Ask yourself the BIG questions
When it comes to sorting kids toys you must first declutter. In order to do this successfully, we recommend asking yourself a handful of questions:
Was it a gift?
Does your child have a sentimental attachment to it?
Is this a toy that gets played with?
Would your kids notice if it was gone?
The answers to these questions will enable you to make ethical decisions about which toys should remain and which ones simply have to go! Just remember not to be too hard on yourself. There will be some tears, but it’s ok!
Tip 2 – Donate or sell what your kids no longer need
Once you’ve decided which toys are leaving your house, we recommend creating two piles – one for charity and another to be sold. You can choose to sell higher priced items on forums and websites such as Facebook Marketplace or eBay.
It may even be possible to make yourself a few dollars in the process!
Tip 3 – Sort toys within and out of reach
A great way to sort your kids’ toys is to mix up what they can and cannot reach. When kids have too many visible toys it can make them complacent and easily bored. They’re more likely to move between toys, discarding the ones they no longer want to play with in the process.
By reducing the number of toys that they can reach, you’re also forcing them to think more about the games they play and how they expand upon these with their imagination. Both of these are a huge win in our eyes!
Tip 4 – Teach your kids to tidy their toys
Finally, you’re never going to achieve the sorted bedroom and play area that you desire if you don’t instil good habits in your children. We love teaching children from a young age to tidy up their play area and put away items when they’re finished with them.
It may take some time, but you can do this, and you’ll thank us in the long run!