Tanja, from Minimalist Packrat, wrote a great post today about kid's clutter. She was very kind to mention one of my tips for dealing with kid's clutter, and I was inspired to put it into action once again. While the girls were busy with something else, I clean out their toy food supply and got rid of multiples. I will hide them away until they either ask for them, or have completely forgotten about them.
Later in the afternoon, I decided to give the girl's a mini-mission and asked them to find 10 items they no longer wanted or needed. We did this after an extensive session of picking up their many, many toys. I'm always interested to see what they choose to let go of.
After a couple items my youngest daughter lost interest, but my oldest daughter was still going strong. I told her she had done a great job and could stop whenever she wanted, but she was really having fun.
Her final count was 25 things...
There are a couple items here I would choose to keep, but I want to respect her efforts so for now, all items have been removed.
Thanks to Tanja for this inspiration. Please be sure to read her wonderful tips for dealing with kid's clutter!