How have you resolved to avoid toy clutter this year?

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This year I decided to change a few things in my home and one of those things was decluttering my kid’s toys. I didn’t want to mention this to my kids for I knew the moment I did they would be emotionally attached to every toy I wanted to remove.

Whenever I touched a toy to throw out I would hear them screaming “Noooo Mom Not That One” LOL! But yet their rooms need a lot of organizing and a good cleaning from the years of toys piling up!

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So my first thought was to tackle their room alone but I wanted them to be involved in the process so I gathered a few bags and handed each child a bag. I told them to select whatever toy they wanted to get rid of that they absolutely knew they didn’t want anymore. You know the ones that haven’t been played with in years, the ones they don’t seem to value anymore nor even take thought to play with them.

Before long we had all bags filled and the kids were still happy with the toys they had left. During the process of decluttering I mentioned to them how so many other children would be glad to play with all these toys and once we were finished we could take these bags to our local Children’s Hospital and donate them like we’ve done many times before.

I also informed them that it’s great to have a clean/organized room where no one is stepping over toys every day or those poor toys don’t have anyone to play with them anymore. Before long they both agreed and begin to really understand why I wanted to declutter their rooms. Yes, it was about cleaning and organizing but it was also about teaching them to give to others.

Now listen, there is another solution to assisting us parents in decluttering our children’s playroom and it’s called Pley.com .

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I know by now you are wondering what is Pley.com, well Pley lets you rent unlimited toys for unlimited fun! Your kids can select their favorite toys like LEGO®, K’NEX, Robotic/Educational toys and much more.  Plus your box of toys will be delivered right to your door! Once your kids are done playing with these toys, parents just pack them and send back in the pre-paid packaging at any US postal mailbox. Next you just sit back and wait for your new shipment of awesome toys to arrive!
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The great thing about this whole concept is being able to rent toys vs. buying new toys if that’s what parents wish to do. When you rent toys from Pley.com you will have access to a large selection of toys. More learning toys and motor skill opportunities will be available for your kids and no need to worry if toys are clean? Absolutely, states Pley.com! Pley.com clean and sanitize each toy after every use using eco-friendly and kid-friendly solutions. We use commercial grade high-temperature washers to clean the toys thoroughly inside and out.

As a parent you will be able to see the value of saving when you rent toys for your children, on an average, Pley.com members save ~$800/year. That’s a lot of money saved!!! So don’t wait, check out Pley.com today and order your shipment of toys for your kids the subscription starts at $19.99 a month. No more stepping on toys or unused toys cluttering up your kids room. Just order your kids toys, let them play and pack up and ship when they’re done!

To learn more about Pley.com just visit them today or better yet Sign up .

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35 thoughts on “How have you resolved to avoid toy clutter this year?

  • February 2, 2016 at 11:29 pm
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    Thank you for the great ideals. We usually purge toys before Birthday and Christmas to make room.

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  • February 2, 2016 at 7:16 am
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    We are in de-clutter mode here too. I love the concept of the pley! That could really help

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  • February 2, 2016 at 3:36 am
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    I think it’s a great idea, wish there was something like this when my children were little.

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  • February 1, 2016 at 9:13 pm
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    great ideas, we always had too many toys, I would try to dontate some to local charites for kids

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  • February 1, 2016 at 2:01 pm
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    This is a really interesting concept!

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  • January 31, 2016 at 9:55 pm
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    Thanks for sharing. Great way for the kids to declutter.

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  • January 31, 2016 at 11:44 am
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    I think this is a great idea if you start it while the kids are still young & get them in the habit of sending them back. My 5 year old would not like that idea at this point, he is a little collecter though! He has boxes for his different collections & he’s very aware of what goes where!

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  • January 31, 2016 at 7:58 am
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    I would have liked to rent toys when my kids were young. I think it is a super idea.

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  • January 30, 2016 at 9:17 pm
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    Thanks for the ideas!

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  • January 30, 2016 at 11:32 am
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    What a great idea! Toys are so expensive, this really makes a lot of sense.

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  • January 30, 2016 at 6:44 am
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    I wish this had been around when my kids were small. There were always so many toys cluttering up the house and some never got played with.

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  • January 30, 2016 at 1:05 am
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    awesome idea thanks for sharing

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  • January 29, 2016 at 4:51 pm
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    This is a great idea! I will definitely check into using it!

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  • January 29, 2016 at 11:07 am
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    What an awesome idea! Great way to have new toys and get different ones when become bored. Love it!

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  • January 29, 2016 at 7:49 am
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    I’ve had the same system with my kids. We make a bag for donation to Big Brothers and Big Sisters. They come and pick everything up at my house. So easy!

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  • January 29, 2016 at 6:26 am
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    One way to declutter anything is to give things away via donations. For each season you do this and all is well

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  • January 28, 2016 at 11:30 pm
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    Interesting idea but it wouldn’t fly here – dd is hard on her toys and also tends to lose the little pieces! Oh and forget about sending back any character dolls – she has to have them all…always!

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  • January 28, 2016 at 4:43 pm
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    Pley is a great idea. My son would have enjoyed this when he was little, now he just is into playing video games and watching videos on his computer.

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  • January 28, 2016 at 3:50 pm
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    I think it is great to have the children donate to others it helps them learn service.

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  • January 28, 2016 at 3:48 pm
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    love the tips for getting rid of clutter love it.thankyou, ken

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  • January 28, 2016 at 1:41 pm
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    Very interesting concept of renting instead of buying. As a grandparent, I am sometimes hesitant to buy some toys because I don’t know if the grandkids will keep interest long enough to make it worth the price. The subscription cost certainly seems reasonable.

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  • January 28, 2016 at 12:21 pm
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    Sounds like an interesting concept. I’m not sure I would use it though.

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  • January 28, 2016 at 11:53 am
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    This toy renting is a nice option but usually the toys we buy become sentimental favorites and they can’t imagine getting rid of them because they are also played with by cousins that come over.

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  • January 28, 2016 at 10:48 am
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    With five children under my sister has her share of toys about her house. I think this would be a great posting for her to read or my parents who have toys about their place for the grandchildren.

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  • January 28, 2016 at 9:29 am
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    What a great idea!!! My grandkids have so many toys and they have even.asked for a duplicate toy thinking they didn’t have it. As a child we were taught we had to put everything back where we got it but, that was LONG ago lol

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  • January 28, 2016 at 9:23 am
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    Wonderful article. Am going to share it with the grandkids.

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  • January 28, 2016 at 8:26 am
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    My son is 11 and there aren’t as many small toys. There are however tons of electronics and all of the gadgets, discs and cords that go with them. I have set up a charging station for him in his room and we bought him a desk with lots of drawers and space to keep things organized.

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  • January 27, 2016 at 10:13 pm
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    This sounds like an interesting and worthwhile idea. We don’t want to be materialistic, but we still want our children to be able to play with a nice variety of toys.

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  • January 27, 2016 at 9:12 pm
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    I suppose renting toys is an option….not one I have ever thought of or would ever used. Toys in my house were always recycled. They were given to the next youngest when the time for the toy was age appropriate. Mind you, my children were lucky enough to play outside (climbing trees, playing ball, riding bikes and fishing in the dug out). I can’t ever see that it would be cheaper to rent a toy than to buy it!

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  • January 27, 2016 at 9:12 pm
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    My father made the beds my brother and I slept on and had built two large drawers under the bed. We could scoop up all of our stuff and put it in the drawers when we cleaned up our room.

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  • January 27, 2016 at 9:12 pm
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    We have toy boxes and shelves for toys to avoid clutter in my granddaughters room. The boys use the shelves in their closets.

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  • January 27, 2016 at 8:57 pm
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    Pley sounds like a brilliant concept! I can’t help but wonder about how lost/broken bits and pieces are dealt with, but I have no doubt they’ve taken care of that aspect, too. Maybe they just cannibalize other sets to fill in? This sounds like a healthy way to train kids to be able to let go of material stuff, too. I really could’ve used that lesson…

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  • January 27, 2016 at 8:41 pm
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    Interesting idea. Kids lose interest in their toys very quickly.

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  • January 27, 2016 at 8:26 pm
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    This is a great idea, I wish I could have used it when my child was small.

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  • January 27, 2016 at 6:44 pm
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    This is a great way to get children to declutter.They will also learn the value of donating to charities.

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