When my daughter was little, we did not have a lot, but she did have three boxes of toys, so to make them fresh. I put two boxes in the closet and kept one out. At the beginning of each month, I swapped out a box, so it was like Christmas all over again for her. It too helped keep the clutter down and kept the excitement level over the toys up. Too many toys out are just overwhelming even for the child.
My son's house is outfitted with as many toys as my preschool was. They have their house up for sale, so have kept most of the toys in the basement in storage. They too discovered the value of rotating toys.
I also have found something like this to be wise. I also asked relatives to not overload the children with toys, especially as we had no places to play with them! It did work for a while. Now the eldest daughter is trying to get the youngest all kinds of things. She will learn, eventually!
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My boys must have 3000 toys. I piled all except two sets, their Legos and their Bey Blades, into a locked closet. I told them they can get another set out when they are able to put away their toys without being asked for a whole day. This way they only have out what they can clean up. I also told them they now have room for Christmas and birthday toys. I didn't encounter nearly as much resistance as I thought I would.
And it feels so good not to be swimming in toys in our family room.
"I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny. But we can have lots of good fun that is funny!" ~The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss
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