We’ve all had “mom-moments” where we’ve wished that a genie would appear and clear away toddler messes, organize chaos in Toyland and give us a magic formula for keeping a tidy home with tiny tots underfoot. I know I’ve had plenty with just the one toddler.
I’ve posted earlier about decluttering kiddie rooms and organizing with a toddler, but what if you wanted something more, a more permanent solution to cutting the clutter and enjoying a more peaceful playtime with your little one?
Is it possible? Can it be done? In one word, yes.
Buy Less. Give More.
As parents, especially for toddlers and under, we are the main decision-makers when it comes to toys and kids-related purchases. So, let’s make life simpler and not succumb to the oh-so-cute teddies and dolls that decorate aisles upon aisles in a toy store. If you have to buy, let it be something that your child will actually use, enjoy and if possible, learn from. Please let it not be yet another plush toy, car, or plaything that she already has. And if it is, either through a gift or through your own desire to cuddle that cute little bunny rabbit, give one away. Yes, reach into that toy box and take out one toy to give away to a child in need or like Rachel at Small Notebook, create a perpetual giveaway box and put it into that. You can do this with books, crayons, clothes. Just about anything.
You’ll be happier. Your toddler will be more entertained. And your home will have less clutter to deal with. Try it.
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