Do you ever feel like your children's things (toys, papers, crafts, etc) seem to multiply overnight? I do and this is what I've done to control the accumulation.
1. Each child has a drawer in the kitchen with their name and picture on it. Throughout the week they put all of their 'creations' in the drawer. Once a month or so I go through the drawer and pick out the most special pieces which are placed in a bin that I have for each child. If I ma not sure my child wants to keep something or not I ask them.
2.. Once every 6 months we go through their toys and make a bag of toys to give away. We take them together to a place that distributes used items to children who need them and I tell the children how much their generosity means to another child. We do this with clothes once a year as well.
3. In their rooms they clean up once a day and every few months we will have a major clean out when we even rearrange their furniature, which is always a big hit for some reason!
What are your tactics?