If you dread the words “birthday party” because you know that just means that there will be more toys for you to step on in the middle of the night, it may be time for a toy purge. Believe it or not, getting rid of the extra toys will do more than save your feet some midnight pain. You’d be surprised the impact it can have on your family.
Here are the top 5 ways that a toy purge will change your household dynamic.
When there are fewer toys around, kids will use their imagination to find new ways to play. There are tons of things around the house that can be used as toys. Outdoor treasures like sticks and rocks, or even old milk jugs can account for countless hours of fun.
Lessens importance of “things”
Teaching our children that there are more important things in life than “things” is an important lesson. In this day in age when video games, computer screens, and Facebook have replaced family time, we have to show our kids that the best things in life are actually free.
You may think that having more toys around will mean that kids will have less to fight over, but every mom knows this is not true. In a room with a hundred toys, quarrels will inevitably ensue over one or two toys. The arguing that will reduce is the daily “pick up your toys!” fight that you have with your kids. Plus, you’ll be in a better mood because you weren’t digging Legos out of your feet all night.
Nurtures a giving spirit
Getting rid of excess toys doesn’t have to be a sneaky process where you wait until the kids aren’t looking and raid their stash. When you involve the kids in the purging process, you teach kids about community outreach and giving to others who may be less fortunate.
A cleaner and more organized home
Getting rid of excess things is a simple way to make your home feel more organized. Plus, it’s much easier to keep toys picked up when there are fewer toys to drag out in the first place.
When you remove all of the extra toys, you may notice a layer of dust left behind. That’s when it’s time to hiring a Hilliard cleaning service. Real World Services will complete your home transformation by leaving you with a fresh, clean palette. Hooray for fresh starts!
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