How to successfully purge your playroom

How to successfully purge your playroom

Right after Christmas, our playroom looked like this:

I had no idea where we’d put all this stuff! I knew it was time to do a “playroom purge.” A playroom purge sounds complicated, but it really isn’t. You will need three laundry baskets or boxes. Label one of them “donate,” label one “keep,” and the label other one “trash.”

Afterwards, continue with the next few steps.

1. Start by going through every bin, box and basket, and removing the broken toys or toys with missing parts.

Then, you’ll need to put the broken toys or toys with missing pieces in the trash box.

2. Designate a place for everything.

Take any toys that are in the wrong place/ sitting around and put them where they belong.

3. Then, donate any toys that are duplicates, outgrown or no longer played with.

When I finished our playroom purge, our donate pile looked like this:

And our trash pile looked like this:

Our playroom now looks like this, which is quite an improvement.

4. And lastly, purge your playroom at least twice a year.

We like to clean out our playroom right before Christmas and in the summer. How do you handle toy clutter at your house?

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Who Cares About Being Organized…and why you should.

Who Cares About Being Organized…and why you should.

As the owner of a blog about organizing, I am often asked lots of questions. The most frequent question I get is this one: “Why do you care so much about being organized?”

Some people just seem to be organized by nature, but for others, it’s a learned behavior. There are lots of benefits to organization, and some of them are benefits you may have never thought of.

1. Being organized saves time

Did you know the average American spends 2.5 Days each year looking for lost items? ( according to the Lost & Found Survey by Pixie)Like most people, I am often in a hurry and don’t really have a lot of extra time to spend looking for things. It makes the most sense to me to have a place for everything and to put everything in its place, so you aren’t searching for it later.

2. Being organized is good for your health

Most of us will admit we’ve been stressed and frustrated because we couldn’t find something we needed. Stress raises your blood pressure, and if the stress is a frequent problem, then you’re likely to deal with irritability, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and headaches. (Source: Healthline.com)Being organized is good for your health. You are less stressed because your life seems more in order, and you feel you have more control over your daily activities. (Psychology Today)

3. Being organized Is good for your family relationships

When we’re disorganized, it can make us cranky and irritable, and we may take our stresses out on one another. Being organized makes us more relaxed and able to enjoy one another more.

4. An organized home feels cleaner

When your home is cluttered, it doesn’t feel clean, no matter how clean it may be. But a clutter-free, picked up and put away Home looks and feels cleaner.

Being organized has plenty of benefits: it saves time, keeps you healthy, lessens your stress, and improves your family relationships. Start organizing one room at a time and you’ll notice a huge difference. It really is life changing.

Have a wonderful weekend.