As the holidays approach, parents are probably wondering how they will make any room in their home for more toys from Santa. Every birthday and holiday seems to bring more toys and playthings for your kids to enjoy, but every parent knows that toys only hold their child’s attention until a new one comes along.
If your home is filled with older or forgotten toys, it can become overwhelming for both you and your child. When there are too many toys in the house, kids end up becoming disconnected and bored, even when they are surrounded by endless entertainment. Clearing out some of the old toys to make room for the new ones is a great way to downsize and take control of your child’s playtime.
If you are looking to downsize the number of toys taking over your home, you can get a skip bin delivered fast. However, you have a few other options when it comes to getting rid of your child’s older toys. Let’s take a look at a few things that you can do with your old toys.
Your child’s favorite toys hold precious memories that can be tough just to throw away. If you want to clear away some of your child’s things without getting rid of them completely, you can look for creative ways to recycle them. Lego blocks and figurines could be repurposed into drawer pulls, or cupboard handles. Your child’s favorite shirts or blankets could be woven together in a memorial blanket, or you can create bookends for your child’s shelves using their favorite Tonka toys.
All parents know that kids can get bored with their toys pretty quickly. If your child is surrounded by toys but still claims that they are bored, it may be time to switch things up a bit. Talk to some of your neighbors and friends about organizing a Toy Swap event. Gather all of your child’s unused and unloved toys and put them out for a swap with your friends. This is a fun and affordable way for everyone to get new toys without the expense of visiting the toy store.
Some of your child’s toys may be collectibles, making them worth more than you originally paid for them. With a little bit of internet research, you can find a list of highly sought toys that may be lying around in your toybox. Make a list of the toys you want to sell and use an online platform like eBay to list them for sale.
There are millions of children both locally and across the globe that would love to have some of your child’s gently used toys. If you are interested in creating a teaching moment for your children that will benefit others, consider making a toy donation. You can donate your gently used toys to many places, including:
- Children’s homes
- Daycare centers
- Family shelters
- Doctor’s offices
- Social services
It’s important to include your kids in the process of downsizing their toys. This will teach them the value of possessions and how to have a charitable attitude. If you are looking to downsize your playroom or toybox, follow some of these tips to clear the way for newer toys before the holidays.