So your child has outgrown his toys. There just doesn’t seem to be enough space in his room for his birthday gift toys. How about the basement or attic? Is there space there to pack up and store his toys?
Rather than going the “hoarders” route or the “wasteful throw it away” path, how about trying the recycle option? Are you aware that there are children who would love to play with your child’s discarded toys? Your child’s old toys are another child’s new toys! Of course, this article refers to your child’s toys that are in good, playable condition, not broken. While these toys are used, they are also in a condition which will allow them to be used again. I am not referring to broken toys, Trucks with two wheels missing, dolls with limbs missing, or puzzles with pieces missing do not qualify!
Once you identify that your child no longer plays with a particular toy, why not take advantage of this occasion to encourage your child to be generous by donating the toy to a good cause? You might be pleasantly surprised to find that your child will be more than willing to part with an outgrown toy, knowing that other little girls and boys would be delighted to receive the toy.