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Purging the toy collection

A simple guide to reducing unwanted clutter

by Amy @ Go Ask Your Dad  |  9500 views  |  0 comments  |      Rate this now! 

Another really easy way to get rid of things at a garage sale is to put a FREE sign on a bin and fill it with anything you don’t want to be bothered with discarding. It’s amazing what people will take when it’s free.


After you’re through sifting, bag and move the piles immediately. Don not leave them laying around for your children to find and start exploring, unless you want to have to start all over again.

The Discard Pile goes to dump. The Pass On pile should be removed from sight if you can’t take it to its destination immediately. It won’t attract much attention sitting in the back of your car or your bedroom closet.

The items in The Keep Pile can now be put back into place, which should be easier now that you have more room and all the sets with pieces have been consolidated.

After you have transferred all the toys to their final destination, pat yourself on the back for a job well done. You may now enjoy the serenity of a less-cluttered room ... at least until the next birthday or holiday rolls around.

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