Decluttering the toys as part of a minimalist, simpler life is one of the best things I ever did. It created more time and less stress for me, and my children learnt to develop imaginative and creative games with the toys they did have, rather than being overwhelmed and overstimulated by too much choice. But, how do you know which toys to keep and which to get rid of? In this post I explain a bit more about minimalism, kids and the types of toys I don’t declutter.
Toys are one of the things that drove me crazy before I decluttered our home. They would somehow find their way into every room and I’d be forever moving and tidying them, picking them up or stepping over them. When I decluttered the toys and left my kids with less than half of what they’d originally owned, I thought they would complain and ask me where they all went. But they didn’t and it turned out to be one of the best things I ever did! Read on to see what a difference it made and 11 ways your children can benefit when you declutter the toys.
Many people find it difficult to declutter and minimalise their stuff and some rooms in your home or types of things are definitely easier to declutter than others. Sentimental items that bring back memories or belong to someone you love, are particularly difficult and is an area where a lot of people get stuck. If you need help, then check out this post on how to declutter your sentimental items.
How do you feel about your home right now? Is it a place that you love to be, a haven from the outside world that supports you and your family to relax and recharge your batteries? Or is your home a burden on your time and energy? Do you spend your precious free time tidying and cleaning it when this time could be spent on more important things with your family, friends or for yourself? If your home is feeling more like a burden than a sanctuary right now, ditch the clutter and take back control with these 20 ways to declutter your home.