In search of traditional childhood fun in a modern world


Sorting a mess in the loftPre-children, we had a nice clean tidy house and a relatively empty loft, then as soon as kids come along…..your life, house and its contents gets turned upside down. I have no real problem with this, as a messy house is often a sign of children, fun, family time and happy times. However, there does come a time when you have to do something about it.

Our loft was crammed full of children’s old clothes, toys and equipment. It got to the point you could not put anything more up there. I’m surprised the ceiling didn’t come down!

Children go through so much stuff, from needing new clothes every 3-6 months as a baby to equipment only used for a short time. That’s not mentioning all the toys children have! Where does it all go when it’s finished with?? Yes, the loft!

With one child you need a lot of stuff, then with a second child you add to it, but if you have twins (of a different sex to the first) you have even MORE stuff!! It’s unbelievable what you accumulate without realising it.

Therefore, this week has been focussed on sorting! I spent ages at the weekend sorting everything out and brought down all the baby equipment and all the children’s clothes. Our spare room now is crammed full to bursting! I am trying to work out what to do with it all.

A couple of friends came round in the evenings to take some items, so things are improving, but, still loads to go. I would really like it all to go somewhere it is needed, but I think I may have to opt for several trips to the charity shop.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I would love to hear ideas.

What do you do with all your old baby equipment, clothes and toys?

The Reading Residence

31/01/2014 Discussions

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