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    Do any of you feel quilty.....................

    getting rid of the kids toys. I do
    Xmas soon and both of my boys have their birthday in December too.
    At the moment especially with my little one who's in the box room, i can't physically fit all his toys in and in a few months there will be tonnes more
    I have just been tidying it up and have got a few things to sell on here and some stuff for charity and a few bits to throw away that have lost bits etc.

    Does anyone else feel like that?

    31 Comments

    oh I'm just the same...

    I make it a rule that anything broken or with a piece missing gets thrown away no matter how much they love it xxx

    Have to be strict!!:)

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    + It doesn't help coming on here with all the half price offers that get posted and well that blooming FS/FT i'm just addicted

    your avvy is gorgeous though hun xx

    I hate throwing my kids toys away my missus chucks it out then i go back outside to get it when shes not around but its mostly old junk but its my kids old junk and i cannot let it go lol.

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    ClarityofMind;6515889

    oh I'm just the same...I make it a rule that anything broken or with a … oh I'm just the same...I make it a rule that anything broken or with a piece missing gets thrown away no matter how much they love it xxx Have to be strict!!:)



    Yeah i know what you mean. I have found things in his toy box today that are broken that haven't even been used if you get me that i will just have to chuck, because other stuff gets chucked on them. Also other things from last xmas still in there never really bothered with. But still i feel mean getting rid of it............. :?

    Com how many kids do you have ... i only have two but theyre into lots of different things my house is overun!

    i give my to local kids home its hard yea but then when u see the kids smile playing with something lee used once and dumped in his box with his 1000+ cars etc its not to bad then, saying that my mum's got toys from when we was kid's and im 26 lol

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    ClarityofMind;6515896

    your avvy is gorgeous though hun xx



    mine? thanks, the lady on here did it for me, got to be seasonal

    waterloo;6515900

    I hate throwing my kids toys away my missus chucks it out then i go back … I hate throwing my kids toys away my missus chucks it out then i go back outside to get it when shes not around but its mostly old junk but its my kids old junk and i cannot let it go lol.



    Well you know that me, its my o/h that would happily just chuck it all....lol.... then i sneak into bag andd rescue it...lol..

    Glad its not just me..:-D

    superskilly;6515906

    Yeah i know what you mean. I have found things in his toy box today that … Yeah i know what you mean. I have found things in his toy box today that are broken that haven't even been used if you get me that i will just have to chuck, because other stuff gets chucked on them. Also other things from last xmas still in there never really bothered with. But still i feel mean getting rid of it............. :?Com how many kids do you have ... i only have two but theyre into lots of different things my house is overun!



    I have 4 and a quarter... lol xx Though you cant count my teens as kiddies really anymore x

    I only have the one little one, he is three xx

    I know plenty of other people hun just the same... new stuff still in boxes never used.... I tell myself every yr they arent getting as much stuff for Crimbo so they can really enjoy what they DO get xxx

    Banned

    i hated my mum for throwing out all my old toys ......still do:x

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    ClarityofMind;6515923

    I have 4 and a quarter... lol xx Though you cant count my teens as … I have 4 and a quarter... lol xx Though you cant count my teens as kiddies really anymore xI only have the one little one, he is three xxI know plenty of other people hun just the same... new stuff still in boxes never used.... I tell myself every yr they arent getting as much stuff for Crimbo so they can really enjoy what they DO get xxx




    Yes thats you have to go with the whole motto, less is more etc etc. Mine still end up with tonnes. Both their birthdays in December too so nothing summery, stuff in the attic from not last xmas , one before. Might wrap it up again :whistling: lol
    casparwhite;6515929

    i hated my mum for throwing out all my old toys ......still do:x



    Cheers :x

    casparwhite;6515929

    i hated my mum for throwing out all my old toys ......still do:x



    Now we feel ;ess guilty dont we :-D:-D
    With 6 kids living at home i have to have sort out too. Cant be avoided.
    I keep the odd special ones in the loft.

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    cherishu2;6515950

    Now we feel ;ess guilty dont we :-D:-DWith 6 kids living at home i have … Now we feel ;ess guilty dont we :-D:-DWith 6 kids living at home i have to have sort out too. Cant be avoided.I keep the odd special ones in the loft.



    lol i dont mean all of my old toys........ but stuff like star wars and transformers and a few other bits n pieces. i have nothing left from my childhood........mum took it all to charity shops:x


    hope that makes you feel better lol

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    Dub1;6515919

    i give my to local kids home its hard yea but then when u see the kids … i give my to local kids home its hard yea but then when u see the kids smile playing with something lee used once and dumped in his box with his 1000+ cars etc its not to bad then, saying that my mum's got toys from when we was kid's and im 26 lol



    Thats a good idea.... although my local charity shop is kinda to do with the local kids home. I'm 26 i haven't really got anything much from when iw as little but my other hald who's alot older than me his mum has kept everything. We have sold a few things recently as we were going to move and some is still in the attic.

    cherishu2;6515950

    Now we feel ;ess guilty dont we :-D:-DWith 6 kids living at home i have … Now we feel ;ess guilty dont we :-D:-DWith 6 kids living at home i have to have sort out too. Cant be avoided.I keep the odd special ones in the loft.



    Lol yeah.. Wow 6 kiddies...i wouldnt be able to fit them all in. I'm happy with just the two, hard enough work for me..lol

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    starsparkle2311;6515976

    No I just regret buying them,lol. Toys that have never been looked at, … No I just regret buying them,lol. Toys that have never been looked at, never mind played with, I sell and use the money to buy more for the next Birthday/Xmas,lol.Well i was thinking of doing that but felt kinda of tight dong so as it's kinda theirs already if you know what i mean. :?Stuff like beads etc, I give my kids a chance to tidy them up, if they don't, out comes the hoover and bye bye beads, (I don't buy them beads and I try telling my family not to, but do they listen? OH NO).lol i have boys so dont really get things like that,Some toys that they've grown out of I used to give to the local nursery, cheap throwaway stuff I give to the charity shops.Obviously, well-loved toys, the rare few that there are, are kept, the memories they hold are far too precious to throw away:)










    casparwhite;6515979

    lol i dont mean all of my old toys........ but stuff like star wars and … lol i dont mean all of my old toys........ but stuff like star wars and transformers and a few other bits n pieces. i have nothing left from my childhood........mum took it all to charity shops:xhope that makes you feel better lol



    Aghhh ok...lol... yes i know exactly wha you mean , my friend he feels the same all the Star wars toys mint on their cards he tore open that then got passed onto cousins and given to the charity shops... makes him sick.. lol

    yea-i do - i think i am more sentimental than the kids !

    was only @ my mums last week playing with my 19 yrs + old lego lol

    superskilly;6515985

    Thats a good idea.... although my local charity shop is kinda to do with … Thats a good idea.... although my local charity shop is kinda to do with the local kids home. I'm 26 i haven't really got anything much from when iw as little but my other hald who's alot older than me his mum has kept everything. We have sold a few things recently as we were going to move and some is still in the attic. :)Lol yeah.. Wow 6 kiddies...i wouldnt be able to fit them all in. I'm happy with just the two, hard enough work for me..lol

    we recycle toys easily enough - she gets bored of them anyway so they go on ebay\freecycle\friends it's things she makes we have trouble with - ours is only 2 and a half but the house is almost full to the brim with pictures, paper snakes, bugs made out of toilet rolls, shoebox catapiller gardens - well you get the idea all sort of crazy stuff - everywhere!

    casparwhite;6515979

    lol i dont mean all of my old toys........ but stuff like star wars and … lol i dont mean all of my old toys........ but stuff like star wars and transformers and a few other bits n pieces. i have nothing left from my childhood........mum took it all to charity shops:xhope that makes you feel better lol



    no cos now i feel sad for youuuu

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    starsparkle2311;6516083

    Try having a sort out with your boys. Tip all the boys out of their … Try having a sort out with your boys. Tip all the boys out of their boxes, have one pile for the bin, one pile to sell/charity shop and the other to keep.I did this with my kids when they were younger and it worked, it's quite surprising who you want to keep and who you are quite happy to let go.



    wow!!!!:)

    Banned

    The only toy I have left is a plastic red arrows Hawk
    similar to this, yes hate her for throwing them out also

    http://www.the-one-true-scale.co.uk/HawkMk1RedArrow.jpg

    We always had a clear out before christmas when I was younger.

    We were told father christmas gave them to the younger children because we were too big for them now, then as we got older we were told they went to the poorer children who wouldnt be getting a lot of toys for christmas (and they were always given to charity shop, never sold)

    Quilty? I thought you were having a duvet day..!

    Nope, if I dont clear it out then i'll be over run with crap in months.

    Last year I went through everything, ended up with 7 black bags of toys that were broken, this year my Mum has been warned not to buy crap, now that might sound harsh to some of you, but I'd rather she bought them 1 good toy than 10 outta a pound shop that break as soon as you look at them.

    My life at Christmas has been a nightmare the past few year, my Mum buys that much that sometimes it looks like its more than what we've bought, the other year we made a mistake and let zoe open the ones from my Mum first which made her not want to sit and open all the one's we'd got her, we were not amused to say the least.

    Last year she musta bought the girls at least 8 jigsaws each, now I'm all for jigsaws but kids ones and especially the ages of my kids, the pieces need to be good quality and chunkyish.

    I'm dreading what is getting brought this year as she's been buying since January. :-(

    AshleyRFC;6517854

    Nope, if I dont clear it out then i'll be over run with crap in … Nope, if I dont clear it out then i'll be over run with crap in months.Last year I went through everything, ended up with 7 black bags of toys that were broken, this year my Mum has been warned not to buy crap, now that might sound harsh to some of you, but I'd rather she bought them 1 good toy than 10 outta a pound shop that break as soon as you look at them.My life at Christmas has been a nightmare the past few year, my Mum buys that much that sometimes it looks like its more than what we've bought, the other year we made a mistake and let zoe open the ones from my Mum first which made her not want to sit and open all the one's we'd got her, we were not amused to say the least.Last year she musta bought the girls at least 8 jigsaws each, now I'm all for jigsaws but kids ones and especially the ages of my kids, the pieces need to be good quality and chunkyish.I'm dreading what is getting brought this year as she's been buying since January. :-(



    oh im so with you i hate the pound shop junk. Nanny gives them money now so they can get wot they want.
    She used to buy big stuff and we didnt have the room.

    cherishu2;6518134

    oh im so with you i hate the pound shop junk. Nanny gives them money now … oh im so with you i hate the pound shop junk. Nanny gives them money now so they can get wot they want.She used to buy big stuff and we didnt have the room.



    Oh yeah, the other room her now ex bought a huge ball pit and a huge bouncy castle, I had just done up the toy room so it was empty, they said oh we thought you could just put them in there, I swear there was no room for anything else, unfortunately the "kids" took a fork into the toy room and they both got some unfortunate punctures.

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    AshleyRFC;6517854

    Nope, if I dont clear it out then i'll be over run with crap in … Nope, if I dont clear it out then i'll be over run with crap in months.Last year I went through everything, ended up with 7 black bags of toys that were broken, this year my Mum has been warned not to buy crap, now that might sound harsh to some of you, but I'd rather she bought them 1 good toy than 10 outta a pound shop that break as soon as you look at them.My life at Christmas has been a nightmare the past few year, my Mum buys that much that sometimes it looks like its more than what we've bought, the other year we made a mistake and let zoe open the ones from my Mum first which made her not want to sit and open all the one's we'd got her, we were not amused to say the least.Last year she musta bought the girls at least 8 jigsaws each, now I'm all for jigsaws but kids ones and especially the ages of my kids, the pieces need to be good quality and chunkyish.I'm dreading what is getting brought this year as she's been buying since January. :-(





    No i fully understand what you mean, my mum's like that too ad nothig lasts, a few quality item's i'm all for. Seems the same with birthday present for parties, yes i appreciate alot of people don't have much money but some of the things they have got in the past (£ shop crap) i just chuck it...lol.. I personally wouldn't give it some of i think is dangerous too.

    I try and now say to my parents oh i will get what they want and they give me the £ back, in fact i do all my dads xmas shopping then i have to have post-it notes and give them to him stuck to whos is whos (were talking the whole family here ...lol) i think its definitely better though, otherwise everyone gets something from the garage xmas eve, either that or some random item from eden (because they gift wrap) lol... bless my dad :-D

    superskilly;6519117

    No i fully understand what you mean, my mum's like that too ad nothig … No i fully understand what you mean, my mum's like that too ad nothig lasts, a few quality item's i'm all for. Seems the same with birthday present for parties, yes i appreciate alot of people don't have much money but some of the things they have got in the past (£ shop crap) i just chuck it...lol.. I personally wouldn't give it some of i think is dangerous too.I try and now say to my parents oh i will get what they want and they give me the £ back, in fact i do all my dads xmas shopping then i have to have post-it notes and give them to him stuck to whos is whos (were talking the whole family here ...lol) i think its definitely better though, otherwise everyone gets something from the garage xmas eve, either that or some random item from eden (because they gift wrap) lol... bless my dad :-D



    The worst about it is my Mum spends about £100 per child, on crap!!

    I'd much rather she bought them a wee something and put the rest on a gift card and allowed me to go get clothes for them or something.

    My dad is better I just tell him what I want, he asks me how much and gives me the money, he'd much rather I just told him what their needing that way he's no buying them something they have/we dont want.

    waterloo;6515900

    I hate throwing my kids toys away my missus chucks it out then i go back … I hate throwing my kids toys away my missus chucks it out then i go back outside to get it when shes not around but its mostly old junk but its my kids old junk and i cannot let it go lol.


    Same here too, hubby sneakily chucks things out and I sneakily get them back. Its like a game.:p

    Currently a fully working keyboard and a magnetic easel like these are standing in the rain:x He hasn't even bought a single toy or clothing for them Rant over:-D
    http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/161-3474578bA68UC415972M.jpghttp://storeforknowledge.com/images/american-12800.jpg

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    Marina;6520840

    Same here too, hubby sneakily chucks things out and I sneakily get them … Same here too, hubby sneakily chucks things out and I sneakily get them back. Its like a game.heheCurrently a fully working keyboard and a magnetic easel like these are standing in the rain:x He hasn't even bought a single toy or clothing for them Rant over:-D



    awww my little boy would love that keyboard, but i know so many people who have bought them and then they just sit there.

    We went with the whole eael thing too, £40 and just sat there.... collecting dust! :x

    Your Mum spends 20 quid,that's a bit tight,is she a pensioner yet,they are minted lol

    starsparkle2311;6521491

    £100?!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop complaining, my mother spends £20 tops!!! And even … £100?!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop complaining, my mother spends £20 tops!!! And even then she complains, I have no family here other than my parents and my little bro', all my kids pressies Xmas and Birthdays come from me, their Dad buys them fa, well he buys them stuff, but nothing they want, so it's all down to me to get them what they actually like,lol x x They don't get very much, compared to what I see people on here saying they buy for their kids, but they get enough and are happy with it, kids are kids, they really don't need/want much.Out of all the presents your kids get, what do they really like? Maybe 20% of what they get?It's madness, it's only when you have nothing, like me,lol, you realise this, Xmas day is one day of the year, calm down and just enjoy the day together:)



    :lol:
    I have no family here too atm. Hubby thinks they need nothing:w00t: What my kids get are from me or their party presents.
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