As I mention in another post we have a room in the basement which we call “The Toy Room”. As the name says: it is a room where we keep our kid’s toys since they were born (oldest is 11). The room is cluttered with boxes with toys my kids no longer use. Some are damaged, other are baby toys, others are not functioning because they don’t have batteries, a lot of them my kids don’t even look for them anymore.
My problem is: my oldest don’t want to give away any toys, he says he wants to keep them for his own children. My daughter wants to give some of them to other children but when she starts choosing them, she just gives up and wants to keep everything.
Today I brought up four boxes with puzzles and we are going to build them. We decided that if one single piece is missing we will put them in the garbage because there is no fun in building a puzzle knowing that some pieces are missing. They agree with that.
Some of the learning toys they have for ages five and under are already in a bag and ready to take to a local institution to be reused. It’s are games that teach the colors, numbers, food, etc. Regarding the damaged toys I’m going to put them in the garbage whether they want or not. They are useless and they are just occupying space.
I decided that some of the toys they want to keep I’m going to make a selection of what is in the bottom of the boxes and pick up those they don’t use for years. The good ones will be reused and the others will go to the garbage.
I would like to know, if you want to tell me, what do you do with your kids toys that they no longer use? photo credit: caramelody