5 tips for decluttering your kids room

There are two children in our household. Of course one isn’t really mobile or at the toy stage right now. However, Princess is and she loves toys. Everywhere she goes she want’s a toy and I swear every time she comes home from her NeeNees house she has a toy of some kind. It can get a tad ridiculous.5 tips to decluter your kids room www.sokybargains.com

She spent the past summer with her dad and I did a nice deep clean in her room while she was away. Princess’ room is pretty small to begin with and her toys were just taking over.

So that you’re not stuck decluttering your kids room more then once every 6 months (twice a year is pretty reasonable due to holidays and birthdays). I’ve created some fool proof ways to keep down the clutter

1.) One toy in One Toy Out

Pretty self explanatory. Any time your child bring home a new toy one of the old one needs to go. Either donate it, Sell it, or throw it away. Don’t be lenient about this either. If you start to slack then you’ll wake up one day and realize the toys went from a reasonable amount to a small army.

2) If it doesn’t fit in the toy box it doesn’t stay

We use these sprout containers. One for each girl. They are fabric so they are washable which I love. They aren’t overly huge either so it really helps limiting the toys. Now, there are a few exceptions to this rule in our home. Obviously we can’t fit her play kitchen or doll house in it and we allow her to keep those. This is really geared towards the plush and other small toys they have.

3.) If they haven’t played with it in 3 months it goes

Isn’t it funny how when you are cleaning out your kids room every toy instantly becomes their favorite? Moms are pretty good at noticing what your kids do and don’t play with. If you haven’t seen them play with it recently it needs to go.

4.) Happy Meal Toys Gotta Go

Obviously if it’s toys they play with a lot keep them. However, most happy meal toys end up in the bottom of the toy box never to be seen again. The best advice I have is not to even allow the toys to enter you’re home to begin with. In truth they are junk to begin with. Why even waste your money on them?

5) Broken Toys/Missing Pieces/Incomplete Sets Need to be thrown out

Yes, I understand the G.I.Joe with a missing leg may be his favorite toy EVER but if he’s missing his leg, it’s time to lay Joe to rest. Not saying every toy needs to be in perfect condition you can make some exceptions to this. Now, Princess’ favorite doll is missing it’s original clothes.. We kept the doll because it’s still good even missing the clothes. How strict you want to be on this rule is up to you.

By following these simple rules we went down to a play kitchen (and a few accessories) a doll house (and all the furniture and dolls that belonged to it), and the toy bin I mentioned in rule 2. By having less toys she can actually enjoy them all.

So what are you waiting for? Claim your kids room back today!

Manic Monday

Yup It’s another Monday! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We went to the Logan County Fair BBQ Cook Off to support a friend and ate some AMAZING roast. Our friend placed 5th which is impressive since it was his first contest!

I spent the weekend listing children’s clothing as well. Back to school is just around the corner (our first day is the 29th!). Just click on the imagines. Keep in mind I have TONS off other stuff listed too! and a 10% sale on most items till the end of today!

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Wake the Baby Squash

So, technically this recipe isn’t actually called “wake the baby squash”. I call it that because it never fails that every single time I start this recipe the baby wakes up…screaming. every.single.time. Thankfully there isn’t anything too complicated about this recipe. I stick the baby in her carrier and continue on my way.

This is a quick and easy snack that ANYONE can make. Trust me if I can make it you can too. After all I’m the Not So Good Cook.

All you need is Squash, 1 tablespoon butter, Garlic Salt, and Parmesan Cheese.  Yes, see it’s so simple no one could screw this up.

All you do is cut the squash up into slices. I prefer thick slices to thin slices for this. Preheat the oven to 450. Now, I put my slices on a baking sheet in rows and stick them in the oven while it’s preheating and leave them in after it’s preheated for a few minutes (our oven takes FOREVER to preheat). While they are in the oven I melt the butter. I then take the squash out of the oven, spread the butter over them, and sprinkle the garlic salt and cheese over them. Bake or 5 minutes.

That’s it. You have a quick and easy snack!

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Quick and Easy Snack!

Enjoy

*Keep in mind the more quash you cook the more butter you will need!

See how simple that is?

Freebies for Moms!

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Get ready for Sweater Weather!

Can you believe it’s the middle of July?! Where has the summer gone? We are edging closer and closer to Fall (thankfully! It’s my favorite time of year!)

I have listed TONS of sweaters over the last few days! Check them out and get ready for fall!

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Don’t worry I have stuff for the men in you’re life too! 😉 Just go look in my eBay store!