Purge Day 4: Toys

October 4, 2014


Day 4 Purge via A Bowl Full of Lemons


The holidays will be here before we know it, so now is the perfect time to sort through your kids toys.  When you bring new toys into the home, it’s necessary to get rid of some.   If not, you will eventually run out of room.  A good rule of thumb is one in and one out.  If you need more inspiration, you can see the many purge pictures from others who are conquering this challenge.   Just search on Instagram using the hashtag #abfol31daypurge” and join us over at my Homekeeping Facebook Group.  Don’t forget to share your pictures too!


Day 4 Purging the Toys via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Task:  Sort through all toys in the house, purging as much as possible.  I found it easier to go through toys without the kids around.  Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Have they outgrown it?
  2. Do they play with it?
  3. Is it broken?
  4. Are there missing pieces?
  5. Do you have room for it?

If you answered no to any of these, its time to let it go!


Organizing Tip:  Gather up several organizing bins (see through bins with lids work great).  Label each bin clearly with all of the different categories that apply to your children’s toys.  Here is a great example of functional toy organization.  I implemented this system a couple months ago and it works fabulously.


If you’re new to the purge, you can revisit all of the posts HERE.  I’ll see you tomorrow, for more purging.


7 comments on “Purge Day 4: Toys

  1. Francine says:

    I’m so glad you’re doing this. It came up just in time for my move. ^_^

  2. Shelly says:

    Ahhh I am struggling with this one. It’s hard to know what on earth to do with all the toys. The next baby might want to play with them sometime… far far away…

    • Heather says:

      I have a question….

      ….is it broken…..No…then why would I need to let it go? Same with this question… is there missing pieces? No, so why toss it? Have they outgrown it….no so why am I tossing the toy they have not yet outgrown? Just some questions thanks

      • Rachel says:

        Those are all great reasons to consider keeping an item. But, for those items that are broken, missing pieces, too young for your child or that they simply don’t play with any more; it’s a great reason to purge them. It’s a great thing to see a child truly play with their toys because they can see them and enjoy them but when they have too much, they become disinterested because they can’t process all the stimulation from the colors, sounds and whatnot of the toys.

      • Deidre says:

        Heather is right. Post needs to be edited a bit. Otherwise, I love a good purge! Glad to have this guide.

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