I figure that buying an excessive number of toys doesn’t really support a zero waste lifestyle so I have been thinking of ways to extend the life of our existing toy collection. I decided to break the toys up into groups (themed groups because I am a bit OCD). This way I can switch out the toys every week or so. That way the toys seem new every time they come around.


I also learned during this process that we have a lot of certain types of toys (mostly animal related) but very little of others (music, sports).

Bonus is that my family room looks cleaner and it is faster to clean up toys at the end of the day.