MORE OF LESS - MINIMALIST PARENTING
TOYS. SOMETIMES, THEY FEEL LIKE THEY ARE EVERYWHERE... LIKE A NEVER-ENDING ARMY IN A NEVER-ENDING WAR.
“Personally, over the past two years, we have taken intentional steps to minimize the number of toys in our home. Sometimes we feel like we are winning the battle, other days we feel like we are losing” said, Joshua Becker the author of ״The More of Less״ and ״The Minimalist Home״
He suggests a few simple tips in which you can make your home a nicer place to live in and how to approach toys in the household.
ANALYZE YOUR OWN MOTIVATION FOR PURCHASING TOYS
Most children don’t buy toys for themselves – somebody else does. If there are too many toys in your home, start with yourself. Why are there so many toys in your home? A healthy look at your own motivations may go a long way toward solving this problem.
CHOOSE QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
You and your children will benefit more from toys that are chosen for their quality (in workmanship) and purpose (playability) than for their sheer quantity. And just like everything else in life, too many toys will always distract from the truly important ones.
Most likely, you need to make a clean sweep of your children’s’ toys right now. Removing the “low-hanging fruit” (toys that are no longer used) is a great place to start and shouldn’t take too long. Put the clean, unused toys in boxes and donate them to a medical center, nonprofit organization, local church, homeless shelter, orphanage, school, or Goodwill. Simply discard the dirty or broken ones. Then, stay on top of the clutter by purging on a regular basis and going beyond the low-hanging fruit.
LIMIT YOUR PURCHASING WITH A BUDGET
If your budget for other categories in your life (groceries, clothing, entertainment), you already understand how this principle helps keep your spending and consumption in check. If you don’t, start today by setting a monthly/yearly budget for toys. Enforcing a predetermined budget amount will help in limiting your toy purchases.
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WHEN KIDS HAVE TOO MANY TOYS, THEY WILL NATURALLY TAKE LESS CARE OF THEM
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If your life is caught up in always around material things such as the latest fashion, technology, or product on the market, theirs will be too. Help them detach themselves from their toys and part ways in an educational fun manner.
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