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Subject: Re: Keeping the volume of toys down Date: 11/28/2012 12:51 PM
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For our kids, typically we showed them the space available for toy storage and told them that all their toys needed to fit in that space. Provided lots of inexpensive (wire racks or assemble yourself) shelves and baskets or crates for them to organize and store. After holidays and birthdays, that often meant deciding what needed to go to make way for the new things.

The "space" rule applied to toys that could be "left out" in the family room, as well as their bedrooms/playroom (as the main . In the family room/living room (aka "tv room"), they each had a basket...so stuff had to be put away and fit in the basket when they were done for the day. Excess stuff needed to go their bedrooms/playroom, each which had its own designated area for storing toys.

To capitalize on a well known phrase..."if the toys don't fit, to Goodwill they must deposit".

Anyway, this approach worked fairly well. The tricky part was getting them to pick-up each day!

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