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How to Get Started with Decluttering & Organizing Your Kids Toys with Jenna Arvidson

A Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 153

Today we are talking about toy clutter. As we are gearing back into school and getting super busy, it’s probably a great time to purge, get rid of some stuff, and make your home feel really good.

Jenna is our guest today and gives us some really great practical tips that I never thought of for toy clutter before.

From how you can manage toy clutter to how you can have conversations with your kids about the toy clutter. As well as (a big one) how do you stop bringing toy clutter into the home?

Toy clutter can be overwhelming … and for some reason, toy clutter just seems to happen!

➡️ When you keep buying stuff
➡️ When you keep accepting free stuff from other people
➡️ When you have your baby and lose all your good intentions of making sure that the toy clutter stays under control
➡️ And when, at the moment, it feels so good to buy that toy for our kids but a week later the toy is broken or lost

As moms, we want our kids to have everything. 🧸 We love to see that twinkle in their eyes when they get something new. We love to be able to say “Yes!” to them when they say “Can I have this please mommy, I want it so bad.” And in the moment it feels so good … but then a week later … they don’t even care about that toy anymore. Yikes! Been there?!

I think we all get into this mode of thinking:

No1. Our kids are supposed to have it all and we are supposed to get them excited.

No2. Their friends have it and we don’t want them to miss out.

No3. We can get into this space where we are not being intentional about our kid’s toys and the mess just happens.

So let’s clean out the toy clutter and be intentional with it.

 

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Episode Highlights:

3:27 Meet Jenna
6:08 Why is toy clutter such a struggle for moms?! And what can you do to get started to clear out the toy clutter
9:48 Tips for moms on where to START tackling the toy clutter
14:11 Power struggle with kids about toy clutter … what to keep and what to toss …
20:05 When your kids are in a collecting phase … what do you do to contain the trinkets?
23:38 Sentimental gifts that you have and want your kids to play with because they were toys that were special to you when you were little BUT they are not interested! Boo!
27:12 Navigating people that are trying to donate their toy clutter to you, or too many toy gifts are coming in your house …
32:10 Tips for YOU to not bring more toys into your house

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About Jenna:

Hi, I’m Jenna!

I teach moms how to live differently. Simpler days, simpler home, cherished moments.

Before I became a mom, I had a picture of what I would look like as a mom, how I would talk to my kids, things I would never do or say, how others would view me…

Then I had kids.

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