Summer toy purge
I am really trying to do this. My children have so many toys that they never play with. They are outside kids, even in the winter, so they really don't need a lot of "inside" toys. We live in a little flat, so space is at a premium!
I have gotten rid of most of their stuffed animals - except for 1 Teddy Bear each that they got for their first birthday, but the Teddies just live on their beds, so it's not a storage issue.
We also have:
A small bookcase half full of books, books-on-tape, and a "boom box".
A large wicker basket full of board games (which get regular use in the winter)
A matching small wicker basket (that lives on the bookcase) with "activities":
"strings" for the String Games book (Cat's Cradle, et cetera),
deck of cards in a special wooden box from Poland
My youngest son's lidded basket of marbles, "marble scrum" men, and the "marble game" rug (which also serves as the area rug in my front room
My daughter's art table (with a wooden apple box full of art supplies underneath)
My eldest son's MAGS (in a wooden storage box)
My daughter's baby doll, doll cradle, dolly push-chair, and small basket of doll clothes
My daughter's ceramic tea set
Various, sundry, and MULTIPLE dress-up clothes that are currently homeless and roaming (Any ideas on how to store them?)
A 10(?) gallon Rubbermaid tote full of Legos that NO ONE plays with, but I can't find anyone who wants to give them a new home.
My biggest problem is Playmobil. I love Playmobil because it can go out of doors, in the bathtub, et cetera. But at our house, the Playmobil is taking over.
We have the remote control train (which has a footlocker to live in), some random vehicles, and LOADS of animals and people. I'm considering filling all the seats in the train with people, relegating the animals to the bathtub, and getting rid of the rest. WWYD?