Prep Your Space For Santa’s Stash – 5 Quick Ideas

The magic of Christmas is all but upon us, which means the annual toy cull is here too! It’s time to sift out those toys the kid’s no longer use, clear out items that have missing or broken pieces and create space to hide Santa’s stash. Finding the ultimate hiding spots is half the fun but don’t wait until the rush of December. This is one job you can tick off your Christmas list now… Ready?

Creating new spaces:

  1. The Toy Cull
  2. Clear Out The Laundry
  3. Overhaul Your Bookshelf
  4. Create Underbed Stash Space
  5. Order a Council Clean Up!

1. The Toy Cull

Sorting the classic toys from the ones they no longer want, will naturally help to create space and reduce clutter within your home. It also enables you to conduct a toy inventory, so you can determine what toys the kids already own and what you may need to purchase.

Optimally, you can ask the kids to make a pile of toys they no longer play with. Alternatively, if they’re too young or seem to equally adore every single one of their 25 stuffed toys, do this when they’re at school or at childcare.

Before starting, create: donate, toss, sell or give away piles.

If you’re online savvy, websites such as Gumtree, ebay and Facebook are popular for selling toys and kids clothes.

Consider though, if you place a reasonable price on each item, you’re more likely to sell items and have money in your pocket faster – which can go towards potential Christmas presents!

Alternatively donating old (yet quality) toys to charity is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. Remember not to include broken toys, just the ones another child would love to receive.