Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Toy Clean Up

In my blogging absence I've been trying to clean out my house and get it somewhat organized.

I feel like we moved in almost 5 years ago and we still aren't really "settled". There just seems to be so much more to do but there really isn't.

Part of my problem is that when we moved, we moved EVERYTHING. Just last year, I finally got rid of baby toys, I had every last toy that my boys had ever received from anyone.

I've been on a roll the past few months, I've taken at least 5 bags/boxes of just toys to goodwill. It looks a ton better but there is so much more to go through. My ultimate goal is to have all toys upstairs in the boys room/extra room, there are still a few clusters of toys in the living room but its better than it was.

I need a few suggestions/ideas though. For starters, stuffed animal storage? I don't know where to go with them all. I have weeded them out too and we are mostly down to the 'special' ones. The build a bears, nicer ones they've won at fairs or gotten on trips. I have a plastic chain hanging from their ceiling with some on but its not that great, a lot of the clips have already broken off. i'm also looking for ideas on just general toy storage, I hate toy boxes. We have one and its almost totally cleaned out. I hate to put anything back into it because it just all ends up in a disorganized, cluttered mess. I'm mostly using canvas totes and the plastic drawer carts. They don't really work with the larger toys though. It seems like so much of it is still just laying on the floor in the boys' bedroom.

Also now that I'm trying to get a handle on the toy clutter, what do I do about the upcoming holidays? Honestly another reason why I have gotten rid of so much is because my boys don't play with much of it anymore. They are both way to addicted to video games or being outside. They mostly play legos, board games (occasionally) or lately beyblades. Any thoughts or suggestions on what to do about gifts and ideas for family this year would be great!

1 comment:

  1. I have been weeding out the kids baby toys too, but I gave been selling ours on a garage sale type page. Extra cash!!! I also need to figure out better storage ideas for their toys. If I come up with anything I will let you know.