We'll let you in on a little secret ... when you purchase a Creative QT stuffed animal storage bean bag you receive an email with the Creative QT Decluttering Guide. The guide contains some amazing ideas for how to engage your kid's in decluttering your home. Our goal is to share more decluttering tips with our customers on our website, blog and as product resources for YOU!
It's no secret that many families are overwhelmed, over scheduled and over stimulated with just too much stuff in their homes. Here are a few simple tips for how to declutter your playroom today.
1. Learn to Enjoy Giving & Sharing
We know this is a hard lesson to learn! Work with your kids to find a local charity, shelters, etc. that is seeking toy donations. Ask your kids to pick a few toys each and take them along to hand-deliver your donations. Engaging your kids in the entire process will hopefully help widen their perspective about the need in the world, but also make downsizing their empire of toys a little less painful.
2. Do a Toy Fast
When they get particularly bad about leaving a trail of toys behind them across the house and yard, perhaps its time to try a toy fast. Have them each choose one toy and one stuffed animal to play with for a week. The rest get boxed up or closed in an extra room or closet. This sounds extreme, but we were surprised how well it went over. You’ll be amazed at how well they get along without them. Our kids whined for the first few hours, but before long they started using their imaginations and playing together. After the week, we brought the toys back out and they didn’t even play with them for the first couple of days (probably a sign we could have left them boxed up.
3. Stop Saving Toys for Younger Kids 'to use when they get older'
Let’s face it, there are a lot of Christmases, birthdays, Easters, and other opportunities for people to give them gifts between now and then. If you combine that with the toys you save, you will have a huge job managing that stuff. If you have some toys that are still in good condition, donate them to a friend with younger children.
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Creative QT® co-owner, Adam Hinkle, lovingly refers toPixel Bricks™ as 'LEGO™ glitter' because they do seem to have a way of finding their way all over the floor if not properly stored. The good news is, however, we have loads of simple and affordable ways to store them all in this one blog.