After the winter holidays, you may find that your child's toy chest is overflowing with new gifts that they have received. To help keep their room tidy and free up extra space in your home, you might consider putting their older toys that they no longer use in storage. However, to offset the cost of a storage unit and allow other neighborhood children to enjoy each other's older toys, you should ask your neighbors if they are interested in a toy exchange. Creating a toy library for your entire neighborhood to use allows you to keep toys in storage until younger children grow up and want to use them.
To successfully create a toy library, you should follow these steps:
If parents are interested, you can expand the community toy library to include old clothes that are in good condition. Alternatively, you may want to include some adult items such as tools that you only need occasionally.
If you find that managing the toy library is overwhelming, you should consider asking another parent or two to help you manage it. You can give these parents permission to access your storage unit and rotate which days you oversee the toy exchange, so you only have to complete the exchange once a month or every few months. Depending on your community and how often they want to exchange toys, you might decide to only access the storage unit when a parent requests new toys as opposed to having a weekly or monthly toy exchange.
About a year ago, I realized that my house was too jam packed with items. I was tired of dealing with the crowded space, so I decided to rent a storage facility to improve things. When I moved things out of the house, it was amazing to see how much more light and airy the space felt. Overnight, I felt invigorated and excited about my home. This blog is all about storing furniture to free up space at home, and learning how to store things in your storage unit the right way. You never know, you might be able to free up some space in your house, without compromising the integrity of your belongings.