alright, this question should be easy enough, but my DS has been reluctant about giving away and/or selling some of his larger toys. We're moving again and I was hoping to declutter - but as soon as I started going through my son's bins of trucks that he hasn't even played with in the past year, he has decided that he would like to clean them in the sink and play with them again. Lol.
How do you decide on which toys to keep, sell, or donate? my son will be 5 in the summer and I technically should be experienced at this sort of thing, but I tend to give into what my son would like to do - and that is not exactly working in our small apartment. We are moving to another 2-bedroom apartment which will be slightly larger (almost 1200 sq ft, versus the 800ish sq ft we're living in now), but I definitely would like to organize our space better. DD has the bare minimum for baby items - we never used a swing for either DS or DD, and we donated the exersaucer to DH's former co-worker's baby that DS used on the east coast. DD only has the soothing motions glider, crib, co-sleeper and a couple of small toys (sophie, leapfrog stuffed animals). It's all of DS's toys he has collected over the years that is concerning to me. I probably shouldn't get rid of the duplo pieces, wooden blocks, and maybe one or two of the trucks - but he has several larger ones that take up an entire large bin. FIL gave DS most of these things, but I failed to notice them until now.
How do you declutter effectively, and do you ask your DC for his/her/their permission beforehand? Thank you.
P.S. I just realized that my thread might be more appropriately suited for the "Clean Sweep" subforum. Moderators, please feel free to move my thread. My apologies!