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Tripping Over Toys?

By December 26, 2013

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If your house is like mine, you've got at least one trash bag full of ripped Christmas wrapping paper. Shiny new toys have magically taken over every room. Your home closely resembles a day care with all of the toy overflow.

A bedroom littered with toys
If you can no longer see the floor because of the toys, it's time to de-clutter.
Photo © Mike Harrington / Getty Images
Now is a great time to thin out some of those toys. Donate your child's toys to many places who can put them to good use.

The kids are on-board because they know they're helping other kids. They're always excited that their toys are going to meet new friends

There's another reason right now is the time to reduce the clutter in your home. Your donation could be tax deductible, which could save your family money on your 2012 taxes.

We always make an end-of-the year run to a qualified charity. We get rid of items like clothes, books, toys and even furniture we're no longer using and donate them to a charity that either re-sells the items to raise money or distributes them to families in need. Not only is it a great lesson for our children, the side perk is that we actually manage to organize our home every year too.

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