Get your kids or grandkids involved in sorting through toys they’ve stopped playing with. Yes, this might remind the kids that these toys exist and suddenly they’ll start playing with them again, but I’m thinking their excitement about their rediscovery of these items won’t last (long).
Explain that you want to give the toys to a charity that will give the toys to children whose families can’t afford toys; or, to a friend who has children who’d like some new playthings. Kids are used to the idea of sharing toys and will understand that they’ve outgrown these toys.
Allow the kids to make the decisions.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.