Join me as I declutter my kids rooms! Decluttering and minimizing can be a long process.
We had a lot of toys! Just like every other family I know. My kids love toys! During this decluttering process, I noticed we had a lot of toys that no one played with. If we wanted to live with less (and not clean up toys constantly) we were going to have to let some go.
I started by decluttering the toys my boys were not playing with. Getting them involved was a must. My 4 year old could easily tell me which toys he didn’t mind getting rid of.
The truth about toys! More is not better. I have found the more toys we had the less they actually played with them. There were so many options that they went for the first thing they saw, or their one favorite item. All the other toys were neglected or they were dumped out and kicked around.
Using the Konmari declutter method was the easiest thing we have done. All you have to do is dump out all of the toys and make one giant pile. Then decide what to keep and what to donate. Seeing all of the toys in one pile make you realize how many you actually have! We had a lot!
- Only keep what your kids play with
- Donate any duplicate toys
- Broken toys must go!
- Donate or store items that are not age appropriate
- Get rid of anything that causes a problem ( hard to clean up) or is super annoying (loud noises)