Children grow much more rapidly than we realize. As fast as they grow out of their clothing you will find that they tend to grow out of their toys as well. Every few months you should be going through your child’s toys and getting rid of what they just don’t use anymore. Placing them in a storage unit at Safegard Mini Storage in Tigard, OR is often the best solution. Listed below are some tips to help you with the process of clearing out some of your child’s toys.
Don’t Be More Sentimental than your Child
There are some toys that your child will love and cherish for many years. At the same time, there are toys that you have accumulated in your home that your child could easily forget about. If your child doesn’t seem to be sentimental towards specific toys then you know they are ok to go. Ask yourself the following questions:
· Did someone we love gift this and is it sentimental to the giver?
· Is this a toy that never gets played with?
· Would the kids even notice if it was gone?
This will help you to determine whether the toy stays, gets stored, or is donated.
Age Appropriate Toys
If you are like most, you probably still have those newborn toys laying around the house not getting played with. You may even have some toys that have been gifted to you that your child just isn’t ready to play with yet. While sorting through your child’s toys you can determine if this a toy that is appropriate for them to play with now. Everything else can be stored or donated.
Get your Children Involved
While it might be easier to just go through and purge all of your child’s toys on your own, getting them involved can be very helpful to their development and understanding of why their toys are being stored or donated. Kids know which toys they want to play with and which ones they don’t. Depending on the ages of your children this may be a great opportunity to teach them about generosity. It feels good to give and bless others, and it’s never too early to start explaining that principle to your children.
Storing the toys your child doesn’t play with anymore in a storage unit at Safegard Mini Storage in Tigard, OR is a great way to keep them safe and ready to use when you welcome your next child into the world. Call our facility today to learn about our units and the ones we currently have available.