Nov 23 2008, 08:24 PM
I've been asked by my parents to remove everything from their house as my sister want's my old room. I've got mountains of toys, especially dolls that I have to put somewhere but I don't know where.... just wondering what everyone else did with their kiddy stuff when they moved out of home?
...I'm pretty attached to this stuff so throwing out is not an option.
Nov 23 2008, 08:28 PM
I still have some of the toys I couldn't bear to part with at mum and dads - and I'm in my 30s, but they are hoarders so don't mind. My brother moved into my old room and some of my old stuff is still in there - from over 10 years ago, he doesn't seem bothered by it.
My suggestion is to box it up and see if there is anywhere you can store it at your folks
Nov 23 2008, 08:39 PM
I would sit down and look at each piece and see if it really still means something to you. If there is anythign that doesnt anymore (given to you by old boyfriends etc) then get rid of them immediately.
Anything you really cherish, box up and store. Get them out in another year and see if there is anymore you can cull.
All my cherished toys are int eh garage, so I dont know how much longer they will be worth keeping
Nov 23 2008, 09:06 PM
I still have a few things like the first toy i was given at birth and a few things i knew my kids would love eg original cabbage patch doll etc..just go through it all and keep what you love, see if you can donate the rest, to friends, salvo...whoever, it is coming up to christmas so you might make some kids happy.
Nov 24 2008, 03:32 AM
Like the others have said. I would sit down and go through it. Box it up and if there is no room anywhere, put it in storage. Good luck, it can be hard letting go of some things from your childhood.
Nov 24 2008, 06:32 AM
All of my toys are still at my mum's too, however she is mostly the one that won't let me chuck them out! She wants to hold onto them all for the Grandkids when they do arrive.
Original pollypockets, carbears, cappage pats, my little pony's etc, they won't be going anywhere in a hurry. I love them too much!
I would also do as the other girls have said, have a look, decided to keep or throw, and put them somewhere safe.
Nov 24 2008, 07:00 AM
I've just been through the same thing as my parents are about to move from Nth Qld to Tasmania. I had a heap of stuff there.
I have taken books and some other knick-knacks and we went through the other stuff and culled heavily, only keeping those things that have definate sentimental value. I was pretty attached to my childhood things too but when I really went through it - there WAS a lot I could happily get rid of, perhaps you will find the same?
Luckily for me - Mum & Dad were happy to hold onto some of the stuff for me but if they hadn't been I would simply have had to find room here or hire a storage unit.
Nov 24 2008, 11:39 AM
There wasn't much i kept, most of it went in charity bins
Nov 24 2008, 11:53 AM
I put all of mine in my Mum and Dad's attic when I moved out. They occasioanally hint at wanting to clean out the attic (as I do have a LOT of stuff plus old school books etc) but I intend to leave it there as long as possible! Our house has next to no storage so thats my excuse.
Nov 24 2008, 02:36 PM
I went through this a few years ago. I ended up buying some plastic storage tubs from Go-Lo and was given a storage shed from an old house that was being knocked down and put it all in the containers and stacked it in the shed.
Nov 24 2008, 03:28 PM
I was recently given some of my school books from when I was 6 or so, and I keep them in the cupboard here. I didn't have too much stuff, and I had given away quite a bit before I moved out 6 years ago. I gave my old Pound Puppies to the kids who moved in to our old house, but the rest I boxed and took with me.
Do you have space in your roof that you could store it in? In our old house we had a manhole above my brother's room and we threw a few boxes up in there.
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