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Howyoudoing341 Tue 24-May-16 15:52:04

I've still got most of DS toys. His big Jake from Tweenies doll with the real shoe laces, cars, Recorder, guitars. I keep his wooden blanket box in my I have his little Peter Rabbit books, Thomas The Tank Engine you name it I kept it.
I can't bear to part with them, how about you?

treaclesoda Tue 24-May-16 15:54:52

I'm the opposite. As soon as they grow out of it, off it goes. My mum could never bear to part with stuff when I was growing up and I found it suffocating so I'm the opposite. I've kept first babygros and first shoes. Everything else is remembered with photos smile

wigglesrock Tue 24-May-16 16:15:14

I'm the same as treaclesoda - very few things give me as much pleasure as a good toy & book clearout. I have the kids hospital bracelets and a few odds and sods but thats it. Don't even start me on keeping teeth that fall out/ first hair <shudder> grin

NeedMoreSleepOrSugar Tue 24-May-16 16:52:27

I keep very little. I've put the best toys etc in storage as we hope to have another dc soonish but as soon as I'm able to pass things on im straight on it. We have photos and videos galore but I don't want 'stuff' for memories.

storybrooke Tue 24-May-16 17:51:12

I was like that before konmarie. Now hospital bracelets, first baby grows, blankies (if they ever grow out of them!) and lots of photos.

Although quite young still I'm aware I don't want to overwhelm them with 'stuff' and try to focus on experiences more, I think I picked up a few bad habits from my hoarder family growing up so work hard not to pass that on (not saying that's the same for anyone else!)

NewtoCornland Tue 24-May-16 17:54:34

Oh hell no, I charity shop run about every 6 months to make way for shite presents bought for birthdays and Xmas.

My OH would be a hoarder if I let him but I can't be doing with clutter.

Jimjamjoos Tue 24-May-16 17:57:15

Love love love getting rid of it all! I'm using and accepting less too. I watchwhat they play with and the rest goes.

Notso Tue 24-May-16 18:07:29

I'm torn. I have to make myself throw out a lot because I think I could easily slip into hoarding. I get panicked when DH suggests tidying out any cupboards or drawers blush
PIL kept loads of DH's things and it is lovely when our DC play with his old toys but a lot of what was kept DH cannot remember playing with. He has been given boxes of what is essentially junk for us to deal with.

storybrooke Tue 24-May-16 18:12:19

Actually I'll be keeping all the Star Wars Lego sets we have (for my pensiongrin) and some of the lovely wooden toys in case I ever get grandkids!

Writerwannabe83 Tue 24-May-16 18:14:22

As soon as DS stops playing with something I get rid of it.

My house isn't big enough to be sentimental grin

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