Did you kids grow 3 sizes since last fall? Kids grow up so fast.
Wow where did the time go?
We are soon to be in the 4th quarter of 2016. You know why this is a good time to take stock of your children’s stuff?
Kids grow and change so fast. What they wore last fall will probably not still fit them. With winter and the holiday season fast approaching now is a great time to purge their summer and fall clothes that no longer fit. Even if the summer stuff does still fit what are the chances it will next summer?
You will be buying new clothes for the winter. Boots, gloves, jackets, jeans, long sleeves…
Let go of their old stuff to make room for the new.
Also, this is a fabulous time to have your children sort through their toys, books and games to determine those your children no longer play with. This is a perfect time to donate your children’s unused and outgrown toys to a charity so that others who are less fortunate will have the opportunity to give those toys a new home and hours of fun.
This is an excellent opportunity for a teaching moment to have your children pay it forward to others. You can find places to donate your old stuff.
With the holidays it is almost assuredly a given your children will be receiving new toys, books and games. You have to make room for the new. Remember the rule one in one out. This applies to your children as well.
You can help your your child feel joy to know they are helping someone else enjoy the toy they no longer play with because they are “too old or too big” for that toy. Remember how much fun they had with the Elmo that you waited in line for, you called every Toys R us in town, you made friends with stock clerks just so you could find the must have it toy? By the way when did they last play with Elmo? Right because that was 4 years ago and your 5-year-old is now 9. He would not play with Elmo now if his life depended on it. “That’s a baby toy mom and I’m a big boy now.” Oh how time flies.
Anyway my point is that some little boy would love Elmo. So let him go. Find out why the 2016 must have toy and order it now. You will thank me the day after Thanksgiving when you can sleep in and know that you are covered.
Now is also a great time to organize their room, closet and toy collections.
Remember 3 things ~ Keep, donate or sell and TRASH.
Remove everything. Sort as you go.
Now for the party and how to get free kids stuff…….
If you would like a great way to save some money you can host a toy and clothing swap with your mom friends. This is the link to a post written about having a clothing swap however the same concept can be applied to anything. From kid’s clothes, toys, books both children and adult and even sporting goods. It outlines both the pre-party purge and the details on how to host the party.
Remember as fast as your kids are growing so are your friends kids. Swap that stuff and save some money. How much fun would a girls tea party and dress up clothing swap be? So what are you waiting for? Schedule that party!
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