What To Do With Old Toys (and How Your Child Can Help in the Purging Process)

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.

 This post is featured on Tuesday Greens, Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party, Simple Lives Thursday, Small Footprint Friday and Works for Me Wednesday.

 

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5 Responses to What To Do With Old Toys (and How Your Child Can Help in the Purging Process)

  1. Hi Donna,
    Your sensitive, organized approach to the problem of decluttering, letting go and recycling old toys is a must-read! I love the idea of involving children in deciding which toys to let go of, and most-importantly helping them to understand the eco-friendly benefits of this process. It’s never to early to create young eco-warriors. Your suggestions and resources for donating, recycling, repurposing, regifting or reusing old toys should be posted on every family’s bulletin board.Thank you so much for sharing these valuable green tips with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I sincerely appreciate it!

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  3. Becky says:

    Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Greens!

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