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However, as she has gotten used to the idea of less she is more open to the idea of giving stuff away.
One thing that helped a lot was donating many of their toys to our church nursery.
We also prefer paying for experiences, such as a trip to a theme park or to go see the baby alligators hatch at a local zoo, rather than just a meaningless toy.
Seeing the changes in my children was definitely a catalyst for change in myself as well.
In that moment, I just wanted to completely clear their room of everything.
We live in Florida where our A/C is usually set to 79 degrees all the time, so it wasn’t a matter of taking a basic need away–we can barely even get them to stay under the sheet, much less a heavy comforter.
Changing the attitudes of our friends and family was a little harder at first.At the end of the trial period you can decide how to proceed together. Keeping on top of the influx of stuff is a constant battle!I only have my own experience with two kids to go on, but I honestly think that most kids these days are overwhelmed by too much stuff. I recently had to do another major purge and reorganization because stuff was starting to pile up again.My girls are in no way deprived, and they still have plenty of things to do and play with. 🙂 My main guideline is that we only keep toys that encourage their imagination or creativity.
In fact, by most of the world’s standards, with enough to eat, a comfortable home, and access to school, sports, medicine, and art, they are still privileged. I hate toys that have a billion pieces, but that seems more or less unavoidable, so instead we rotate toys out on a regular basis.If one spouse is reluctant to make such a drastic move, perhaps instead agree to a trial run before actually getting rid of everything.