12.13.2014

The Great December "Old Toys & Clothes Clean Out"

This post is sponsored by Seventh Generation.

What do you call "spring cleaning" if it happens in December? I'm thinking "old, broken toys and worn, too-small clothes massive throw out." Although that doesn't have QUITE the same ring to it... And yet, this is what I find myself doing in the weeks leading up to Christmas, as I know the girls are going to be receiving lots of new gifts (Santa is generous) in addition to the loot from grandparents and relatives. And when you live in a small apartment, you simply can't keep EVERYTHING (actually, this should be a general rule for everyone, I think, regardless of how large your home).

It's all too easy to let things pile up, to stuff broken toys in the toy box and forget about them, to let the art work stack grow larger and larger, to keep shifting unworn clothes to the bottom of the closet. Believe me, I know. The approaching holidays are the perfect time to get rid of all the excess, in preparation for the gift-giving bonanza ahead.

After throwing out some junk in my girls "play area" (a corner of our living room... when you live in an apartment, that's your "play room"), I quickly discovered dust bunnies had multiplied quickly in all corners and were lurking underneath bookshelves, too. One early Christmas gift has arrived already, and I wanted to get the floor really clean before we set it up. In addition to organizing and dusting off bookshelves, etc.

Loving the arrival of a new teepee!
Luckily Seventh Generation, a brand I've been proud to work with this year, came to the rescue. Here are a few of my favorite safe, eco-friendly products used during my "winter cleaning":

Baby Natural Nursery & Toy Cleaner:
Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes:

Wood Cleaner:





This is the perfect time of year to get your home really clean, to clear out and make room for the fresh and new!




Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Seventh Generation and I received compensation. All opinions expressed herein are my own.




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