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Toys

If your home is anything like mine, toys seem to be slowly taking over every empty (and previously tidy) corner. Now's the time to get the deluge of plastic and plush under control (preferably when your kids aren't home to inhibit your progress). Broken toys, games and puzzles that are missing pieces, and tiny toys collected from kids' meals and goody bags should all be trashed. Toys that your children have outgrown or never liked should be put in a donation box, as long as they're in good condition. Much loved and often played with toys should be organized and stored in easily accessible bins.

8 Kid-Focused Spring Cleaning Items Moms Need to Add to Their To-Do Lists

We can practically smell Spring in the air, which means there's no better time to make room for a new, and much more kid-friendly, season. No matter how neat and tidy you keep your house, if that house includes kids, I'm willing to bet you've collected some serious clutter since the holidays. We've rounded up eight categories of kid stuff that need your attention during this year's Spring cleaning session. From the wearable items they're about to outgrow to the toys they've ignored during the months they've been stuck inside, now's the time to clean up and clear out. Here's where to start.

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