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Posted on Oct 27, 2014

Help! How Do I Get Rid Of Toys

Help! How Do I Get Rid Of Toys

I’m losing the battle against the toys in this house.

Photographic evidence provided below.

Just one of many clutter clumps in the house.

Just one of many clutter clumps in the house.

The living room is worse than the bedrooms but I am just too ashamed to post a photo of that.

When Sons #1 & #2 were little, I loved nothing more than a good toy cull. I had a flawless system of retiring unloved toys to a box in the shed, and after a few weeks had elapsed and their absence had gone unnoticed they were donated / dumped.

I’m facing a new battle now.

The sons seems to remember every – single – toy – they – have – EVER – owned.

And if they can’t find it, they hunt for it.

And hunting involves a lot of mess.

The toy garage in this photo was given to Son #2 FIVE YEARS AGO!!!!

But here’s the rub: He still plays with it.

The lovely storage unit is so full it's pretty hard to open the drawers. Oh the shame!

The lovely storage unit is so full it’s pretty hard to open the drawers. Oh the shame!

HELP ME!!!!!

Tell me how you do it.

Do you bribe / rewards your children for giving up some toys?

Do you do it in secret while they’re at school or is it a family activity?

Do you jettison the toys away immediately or put them into some sort of holding area?

In the comments tell me how you downsize your toy collections?

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