I do not have a number goal, but I want to go through and get rid of most of my toddler/pre-school items. The "baby" is 6 now, and has outgrown most of it
It is very hard for me to part with the toys I chose so carefully. The crappy stuff was so much easier to get rid of
Plus, both kids just had huge growth spurts so I have a bunch of clothes to get rid of.
I have a lot of friends and family with littler kids, so that makes it a bit easier to let go of things my kids really loved. I brought home a bunch of paper boxes from work, labeled each one with the kid/family for whom it is destined and have been filling each one as I go through stuff. The boxes make it so much easier to move the things (instead of bags) and to see what exactly is in each box. The smaller boxes have the bonus of being able to just wrap up and mail the few that need to go by post much easier.
This weekend I gave away the giant play kitchen & most of the items that go with it, the toy vacuum, the toddler table & chairs, a box of clothes & shoes, some wooden puzzles and a box of board books. Most of this stuff was passed down to us, so I feel sort of like I am feeding it back into the hand me down cycle. It felt so good to have all that stuff gone! I have reclaimed my sunporch and it is sooooo nice, I can actually sit in there and have a cup of tea now! I am looking forward to working on the rest of the stuff, as odd as that sounds. I give up on yard sales, so donation is my answer for decluttering.