How do you start w/ the kids' stuff? I'm So overwhelmed with this part.
Boxing up your favorites but seldom used
Donating stuff you don't like and kids don't care for
Keeping out only what fits on the shelves/bins/ etc
Working with grandparents to give experiences rather than things for gifts
I wouldn't save anything for the baby that your current girls don't play with- the baby will learn to love what is there, and it helps if they were loved by older siblings.
Katie, sahm to two wild and crazy guys (8/07) and (3/10) and their sweet new baby sister (4-1-13)
Great advice from everyone. I am making 3 buckets...1) Keep 2) Donate asap 3) Store for later (very few here...but some neat wooden toys my now 12 yr old played with, that my 1 and 3 yr old are too little for)
I am going to do it speedy style to save the time of thinking it through. That is when I get into trouble. :)
I am one day in and have FOUR trash bags of kids toys to take to our local women's shelter. FOUR! And we are still loaded down with junk. Once I got moving, I didn't want to keep anything, lol. My almost 4 yr old was helping. I told her there were some kids who didn't have many or any toys and she had so many. She was not about to have that and started loading the Give Away bucket with toys she didn't play with. :) Feels good!