Good Morning! I have to admit today was a little rough starting out. My 7 year old daughter was really testing my patience this morning. She cannot stand wearing blue jeans, ever! Most of the time I don’t make a big deal out of it I just let her wear her leggings, but today I guess I was feeling a little bucky, so I insisted she wear her blue jeans, well she was not very happy with me! Do you pick out your kids clothes or let them?? I am just curious what others do.
Now on to our topic of today, organizing the baby toys! When my son was younger I would rotate his toys so he didn’t get too bored of them and it seemed to work for a while. Then as he got older he got so bored with them all. I slowly would bring new things up for him to play with until I realized most of his toys were in the living room and he wasn’t really playing with any of them. This is what my living room looked like earlier yesterday.
Do you think he has enough toys?
So I decided to go through them all and put most down stairs and add a few new things he hasn’t seen in a while. I also went through them and decided to get rid of probably a 1/4 of them, they were toys that just never got played with. It seemed to really work in the beginning to rotate his toys on a weekly basis, that way he never got sick of them and he always had new (to him) things to do . So here is an after shot of my living room.
I kept out only about 1/4 of the books he previously had out and 1/2, if not less of the toys.
Today my little one has spent a lot of time playing with his toys, and this is not something he has done for a while. Usually he will only play with them if I am in the room with him. So I not only did I clean out my living room, I made the job of picking up so much easier by having less toys out, and my son is having more fun with his things!
It may seem like a big job to do this but I assure you it is worth it! Give it a try and let me know how it turns out for you or share with me how you keep your little one content with his toys and keep the clutter to a minimum in your home!
Have a great day, Bonnie ~ Like me on Facebook to see more great tips on family and home!