School holidays - getting the kids to declutter

Posted on June 30, 2015 by Kim Carruthers | 0 Comments

decluttering art suppliesI don't know how it happens. I don't think I buy my kids a lot of stuff. But by the school holidays their room starts to look like an explosion in a toyshop. Crossed with a landslide in a library...

I've found that the big kid finds it easier to part with stuff if she knows where it is going, so today's job is to gather up all the unused art supplies and put them in a bag for a friend who will actually use them. I think I finally have to admit that my kids are never going to be into art, and it is just pointless spending money and space on art supplies. 

You might not have the same problem with art supplies, but find a similar 'abandoned interest' area for your kids, and have them pack up the gear, then pass it on to someone who will use it (or back to school if they can pass it on within a sports team or band)

If you don't have kids, use this as an excuse to declutter your pen pot. Get rid of anything that doesn't write well or which you hate. Sharpen the pencils. Check if you have enough tape and bluetack, and add them to the shopping list if not.

 


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