What to do with all those new toys? Where to put them?
What about the old ones your kids have grown out of?
Our boys didn’t receive any big toys last Christmas (hurrah I say) which can prove a problem, especially if you don’t have a lot of space to play around with anyway. But they did receive lots of little bits and pieces, which can take up just as much room. New Year for us is a great time to go through their playroom and take away things they are no longer playing with, books that they’ve grown out of and cuddly toys that seem to multiply in numbers.
I’ve been doing the Nearly New Sales since I joined WATT and find this an ideal opportunity to free some much needed space and make a bit of money in the process. I usually bag things up as I go along and put them somewhere easily accessible in readiness for the next sale.
Charity shops are always extremely grateful for any unwanted or outgrown toys, or you could always pass on to friends and family to free some space.
Another way to deal with all those extra pressies is to hide certain things away in a toy box/blanket box and rotate the toys on a regular basis. So, say, every Sunday night once the kids are asleep, swap everything around so that in the morning they have another set of toys to play with, which they will usually have forgotten about anyway. This can make
toys last that little bit longer too.
For those of you with more time on your hands and the ground floor space available, (oh yes and just a few thousand pounds to spare) then an extension might be the ideal option!