If you have little kids in the house, chances are cleaning up after their playtime might just be a tad tedious for you to take. That is why it is a must that you designate one single room or a specific part of the house for the children to play in. Making a playroom out of their bedrooms might just not be a good idea, it is best to reserve that portion of the house for resting, studying or sleeping only. Maybe you can convert one of your guestrooms to be a temporary play area and relocate all your childrenâ€™s toys there, yes including those colorful 3d puzzles your youngest tend to leave just about anywhere. If not, you can always allow them to play in the living room or the den, just make sure to keep anything breakable out of their reach and provide a closet or a big box where they can stash all their toys away every time they are done playing, that way they can participate in cleaning up and you have one less mess to worry about!
I did some spring cleaning at home, and it was quite liberating to accomplish so much in just two days. I completed 90% of my pre-Holy Week to-do list!
My older kids finally let go of their childhood items, including magazines and stuffed toys. While disposing of these huggable toys, I felt a bit sentimental, so I set aside some of them and kept them hidden until I have a cabinet to display them in permanently.
Do you remember these toys? My kids finally bid them goodbye. I decided to give a sack full of toys to the grandchildren of the old lady who did our laundry for over eight years.
In addition to toys, I also gave away some old clothes, bags, and shoes to Manang. The remaining items are scheduled to be sent to their new owners in General Santos City, mostly my husband’s young nieces and nephews.
I also got rid of stacks of papers, pamphlets, and magazines that had accumulated over the years while I was still working. I kept some documents that I think might be helpful for future blog posts.
While nursing a bad stomach, I completed the cleaning in two days. Although I still have some cabinets to clear out and laminate flooring to install this week, I’m happy to say that my home is less chaotic now.
Remember these toys?
These are the same toys that I placed inside a sack and plastic bags last October. I made a post about it here on [insert name of platform or website]. My kids planned to sell them to the children in our neighborhood to raise money for Christmas. Unfortunately, the mini garage sale did not push through for unknown reasons.
Some of these toys were bought cheaply, but they hold sentimental value to both my children and me. I still have second thoughts about letting them go.
This year, I plan to donate these toys to an orphanage, as my friends have suggested. I hope to bring some happiness to the children in the institution, even for just a little while. 🙂