Hello everyone! I haven't posted in this forum before, but I need some advice. We are currently a family of four, soon to be five, living in a tiny 2 bedroom apartment. We will hopefully be moving this Spring after the baby comes, but I figured I'd take the next couple months and de clutter, so we're starting over fresh in the new place. It is VERY cluttered in here right now. My question is regarding my girls' toys. They have a lot of plastic toys that I think are pretty junky. Lots of little bits of things that go with barbies, different plastic playsets and houses.. you get the idea. I'd love to be able to get rid of some (or all) of this stuff, and replace it with a few pieces that are of better quality (for example, a wooden dollhouse instead of the five plastic my little pony houses we have now @@).
The thing is, my girls play with this stuff. I don't want to scar them by throwing their toys away, lol! I've sorted through a lot of stuffed animals and smaller toys and gotten rid of a lot, and they haven't noticed, but this other stuff is bugging me now, and it's stuff they're more likely to notice is gone. How would you go about decluttering this stuff? Do I just get rid of a couple things? Maybe put things up in a closet and see if they miss it? Leave the stuff alone and try to find other ways of making the house more livable? Their stuff is ALL over the apartment, partially because they are homeschooled and i don't have one space big enough to keep all those supplies, but also because they just have tons of STUFF. Aaaah!
Lol! So as you can see, I could really use some words of wisdom here. I don't really know where to start. Thank you!