Controlling the Christmas Clutter

Happy New Year!

The last two weeks of the year were hard, y’all, I’m not even going to lie. Declan and I have been sick for over a week but life is slowly going back to normal now. Today, I felt better and finally took control of the toy situation that was happening in the living room. Declan was incredibly blessed by great grandparents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles this year and wound up with a lot of toys. I don’t feel bad about this because we honestly don’t buy him random things throughout the year so all of his toys have come from his birthday and now Christmas. He obviously loves EVERYTHING but seeing EVERYTHING every time I walk into the living room isn’t good for my sanity so I condensed. I packed up several toys and sets of toys and plan to rotate them out throughout the next few months. This will keep him from getting bored and will keep me from going crazy so it’s a win win 🙂 I left his train table and trains but packaged up the tracks that kept winding up all over the floor. I left out his Little People Farm but packaged up both canisters of Animal Planet animal figures that I stepped on no less than a dozen times, and I packaged up the wooden blocks but left out the Magformers. It has already made a difference in how I feel in the common areas of our home and next week or next month when he’s having a hard day, we will swap out the Magformers for wooden blocks or his farm for the Animal Planet figures and he will feel like it’s Christmas all over again. I imagine this will only get harder as he gets older so feel free to share any tips or tricks in the comments!

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How do you tame the chaos? Any good toy organization tips for me? Leave them in the comments! Our playroom is almost complete and it will feel so good to move all toys out there but they will still need to be organized!

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