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Do you need to purge the kids toys after christmas?

post #1 of 21
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I think we need another minor purge of toys. I plan to work on that in the next month. How about you are you ready to purge some more stuff?
post #2 of 21
Yes we usually do a purge BEFORE the holiday but this year I was too booked up with life that I didn't have time.

Now that we have 3 kids, purging isn't as easy as most of the toys we purged the years before were toys the kids outgrew. Now they have a little brother that will play with the stuff they've outgrown.

What I've specifically saved are The Little People playsets. And those take up alot of space!
post #3 of 21
Nope. We came home one Sunday after church in Nov. and it was cold and rainy so we dumped them all out in the floor and went at it. Hauled a huge amount to Goodwill and made lots of room in his closet.
post #4 of 21
Been doing that as well as getting rid of clothes that they can't wear. It is amazing at how clean their rooms are now.
post #5 of 21
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Yes we usually do a purge BEFORE the holiday but this year I was too booked up with life that I didn't have time.

Now that we have 3 kids, purging isn't as easy as most of the toys we purged the years before were toys the kids outgrew. Now they have a little brother that will play with the stuff they've outgrown.

What I've specifically saved are The Little People playsets. And those take up alot of space!

BECAREFUL with this thinking. I am in the same boat. I have 3 girls ages 11, 9 and 6. well, I just kept most of the stuff because it's still getting used. However, I have 6 play horses. Which I used to think was good because I have enough for when a friend or two come over. I have WAY TOO MUCH. I am ready to PURGE!
post #6 of 21
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What I've specifically saved are The Little People playsets. And those take up alot of space!

The Little People sets are the ones that I keep too. Now that they are getting older I am thinking of selling them or donating.

I tried to do purge it seem always that the majority of it is small junk stuff anyway so I would rather get rid of that and save room for the bigger more useful things.
post #7 of 21
Nope I don't. I went through all the toys and clothes before Christmas. Although, since Christmas I need to do some additional organizing in the kid's bedrooms.
post #8 of 21
I normally do it just before christmas - I look at anything that she has out grown her and pack that away for the next one. anything that is broken gets chucked.
I have had to reduce her soft toys as she had her single bunk bed top filled with them. I need to still give those to charity - I had to sort through them and took out the favorites or the ones that were unusual.
post #9 of 21
We definately need a purge, but to be honest, dd still plays with everything & I hate to make her give up things that she is still going to play with...
post #10 of 21
I need to get rid off all the little piecey toys that end up scattered all over the floor. And the Happy Meal toys that get played with for a week and then never touched again. I've been trying to only buy bigger, more solid toys that don't end up in a million pieces b/c I am usually the one who ends up picking them up. I also need to go through ds's clothes and donate or consign them. I will feel much better after that is off my to do list.
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