After the winter holidays, I get into de-cluttering mode. This is especially true with regard to my daughter Sofie’s stuff. She accrues so many new toys as gifts, and I swear the tiny plastic pieces multiply while we’re sleeping! Pretty soon my internal clutter meter goes off, and I know it’s time to purge
This can be tough since kids tend to cling to their possessions. Yes, you can do it covertly when your child’s not around (mom confession: I sometimes do this), but it will serve you better in the long run to involve kids in the art of letting go.
Read my full article on Earth911.com for tips on teaching little ones how to de-clutter, plus eco-friendly options for what to do with those old toys afterwards.