A 3 step process for decluttering toys.. without the guilt


Heck, yes - let's ditch these excessive toys!

Get a full step by step system to declutter the toys in your home start to finish.

Learn how to make decisions on what to keep, and not keep - and how to include your kids in the process.

And have a game plan for how you will handle new incoming toys!

Does this sound familiar?

  • "But mommm, I want to keep that.. and that. I don't want to get rid of it", and it feels impossible to get your kids on board with letting any of the toys go?
  • "Mom, where is that toy I used to play with that I loved - " and you pretend like you don't know it's sitting on a shelf in a thrift store somewhere?
  • Or how about when your family casually asks how much your kids love playing with that thing they got them for Christmas last year. You lie and say they love it so much, knowing full well it's never been played with, but you don't want to get rid of it and hurt their feelings?

Do you ever feel like the toys in your home are supposed to be fun, but right now they are such a drag?

  • It's like no matter what you can't win - keep all the toys and continue on being overwhelmed by them all.
  • Do your best to just keep from reaching your breaking point and being a mean mom over the messes.


  • Get rid of the toys and running the risk of accidentally getting rid of their favorite things.
  • Worry that you get rid of the wrong things and they won't have enough to learn from and play with.

Have you had conversations about toys like this?

  • I spent way too much money on these toys to just get rid of them.
  • Mom life means that these toy messes are just my life now *cries inside*
  • Awwww I remember when my babies played with that - there is no way I can let it go. Ever.
  • Grandma got that for us for that special occassion - it's a gift and I feel guilty letting it go.
  • I just want my kids to have fun and have everything I never had.


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Maybe you have even tried decluttering the toys before

  • You managed to go through them while they were distracted or out of the house - but got caught when they discovered the "to go" pile.
  • You sorted through them all, but ultimately everyone decided they were all super important and of equal value.. so they all stayed.
  • Your family just isn't on board and it's meltdown city every time you try and you are just straight up resistant to giving it another shot.

If you're nodding your head like YES, this is me, I feel you.

I have had (sometimes still do have) this unspoken belief that kids need toys in order to play, have fun and grow up to be smart. And a good childhood is marked by the toys they have.

We want to give our kids the things we didn't have, or the things our Pinterest boards are filled with in those picture perfect playrooms - but our reality is so much different.

When we watch our kids we notice they'd rather just play with our kitchen utensils and couch pillows than any of the toys they have.

So why do we continue to make our lives, and our kids lives harder, by having and keeping too many toys?

Back in 2012 I owned a small preschool, and had my home full of toys and educational materials. Not kidding the playroom was ankle deep in toys.

No wonder I was overwhelmed. All my kids did was dump out all the toys and then continue on with whatever story line it was they had created.

I would spend hours a day just trying to keep up. My weekends I spent catching up and re-organizing all my work that had been undone the week before. It was totally exhausting, and pointless because now that we have 1/10 the amount of toys we had before my kids are just as happy - and arguable happier because I am happier.

Even though I have 5 kids, I can have our entire home picked up in about 15-20 minutes a day and everyone knows exactly where the toys belong.

This can be for you, too.

It's time to ditch some, not all, of the toys!

The toy course will give you the exact steps to decide what toys are serving your family and which toys are not - in three simple steps.

Together you AND your kids will ditch the clutter toys, keep your favorites and create a home that easy to play in and easy to clean up.

You will get audio and video support from me for the entire process and my full Trello toy inventory system.

Here's what I've seen happen time and time again for moms

We believe that more, is better when it comes to toys and that WE are the problem. We need to be more organized, or better at juggling it all, and that's just not true.

We need less, and just imagine being able to wake up without feeling like you're already behind because the toy mess from yesterday is still there -

All you have to wake up and do is be there for your kids. Available to play, or drink hot coffee and watch them play. Maybe even with some fun music in the background while the sun shines in.

It gets better though.. when they're done playing you just ask once and they know exactly how to clean up their toys, and then do because it's no longer overwhelming for them.

Wouldn't it be great if

Your kids were just totally content, playing peacefully and (more) independently with their toys and things without you having to worry or stress about the mess - because you know it's an easy clean up.

You were so confident in your toy choices and knew that whatever they had, or didn't have, is not what will determine if they grow up to be a success.

You understood that you are not a mean mom for decluttering toys - rather you are an intentional and loving mom working to make your child's home life easier and more fun

You had less messes to clean up every day.

You could wake up to a clean house - and your family THANKED you for it

And were more willing to proactively support you in keeping the toys picked up.

Introducing: The toy decluttering system.

A 3 step process to decluttering toys without the guilt and including your family in the process.


Okay, show me how to do this and get me enrolled!

Hear it from Nichole.

Alright, Krista, you were right..

Today my children wanted to play store and the moment "store" came out of my 5½ yr old's mouth I immediately started to panic as I accidentally gave the cash register away for free 3 weeks ago (it was in the bottom of another bag that I tossed out the door with costumes and found out after the thought).

When he searched downstairs and came up questioning what I did with it.

I just responded how I typically do and that it broke. I was waiting for a meltdown from the 4 yr old, or the response that we can just order another one from amazon, but they both stared at me for a minute or two. They instead created their own store with the items we had available (a huge Amazon box that they've been playing with since March, a shoe box for a new register, sticky notes, an old laptop and other toys) to create a toy store. I had my older son write out $ amounts on sticky notes, gave them each $10 and it ended up being a fun math lesson that they had no idea was educational. And what was even better is that I had no excuse not to play with them because of the amount of work I put in decluttering my home. We were able to talk about different roles people have in the stores (as cashiers, baggers and customers) and all took turns.

So thank you Krista for putting out your toy course and the reassurance that they'll survive and make do with other items..


The toy course is a total powerhouse. I started and finished it today -highly recommend!


I've been a part of this community for years. I'm content with my maintenance mode. Enter the toy course - I was apprehensive and on a budget but emotionally I have some work to do in the toy area. Just get the course.. it even helped me.

So how is this different than just a toy decluttering checklist?

  • You will get clear on the purpose you want toys to serve in your home so that you can easily decide what stays and goes based on those values
  • Undo the false beliefs we have been made to believe about toys so that you can move forward with confidence and clarity in your decluttering decisions
  • Get equipped with a step by step process so you can easily communicate everything to your family as you go

By the end of this program you will

  • Have newfound confidence in your role as a mom and consumer
  • Have a running inventory of what toys you have
  • Have toys that are easily to play with and clean up every day
  • A functional toy rotation if that is something you want to implement in your home

You will also will experience things like

  • Watching your kids imagination and creativity sky rocket
  • Their overall demeanor become more cooperative, grounded and peaceful
  • Embracing the messes, and not just pretending to embrace them.
  • And, just to say it again because it's the main thing we're all seeking... less messes to clean up!!


What you are getting with this course is a simple and sustainable solution to managing the toys in your home, now and in the future.

Your motherhood is too short to waste on cleaning up toys all the time, and it is too hard to pretend that you don't care and would rather embrace the messes than fix this for real.

You can have a clean house AND have time to play with your kids. You don't have to choose one or the other.

  • Instant and lifetime access to this digital course (value $67)
  • My Trello inventory boards included free (value $30)
  • Bonus FAQ session with me answering the top questions regard clothes (value $49)

Total value = $146

Your cost = $67

Here is how it works

  • Before we dive right into decluttering I teach you how to see your toys in a new way so that you can make the best decisions without getting tripped up on what to keep or not
  • Set you up for success in how to get your family on board and include them in this process

  • Get clarity on what you toys you actually have and how many you have
  • Set target goals for what you want to have, and set your storage and space up to meet that goal

  • Take what you learn in steps 1 and 2 to make decisions as a family on what stays and goes

Let's talk value...

  • Instant and lifetime access to this digital course (value $67)
  • My Trello inventory boards included free (value $30)
  • Bonus FAQ session with me answering the top questions regard clothes (value $49)

Total value = $146

Your cost = $67

You're protected with a 100% satisfaction guarantee

If you aren't happy with this program, I'm not happy taking your money.

If within 14 days of your purchase and implementing the steps laid out for you in this program you can request a full refund and we will happily refund you.

We are so confident in this system, and past results of other moms like you who have done it that you will want to keep it forever - and tell all your friends!

I’m a mom just like you who has done it.

I don’t teach decluttering in theory – I will never ask you to do something in your home I haven’t done, or am not willing to do myself.

In 2013 my husband and I moved our family of five from Alaska to Florida with only one suitcase per person.

While I don’t think your goal should be to get rid of it all – I will teach you how to get honest with yourself about what you do have, and how to let go of what isn’t serving you.

Since 2013 we have moved several more times, and have found a comfortable in between of drowning in clutter and having just a suitcase of clothes and toys.

My core beliefs are to be kind, and be supportive and to create the life and home you want, no matter what that looks like.

The Motherhood Simplified community was built on this foundation of experience, passion and support. You are not alone in your quest for simplicity or the struggles that come along with it.

Not sure if this 4 step system is for you?

Truth be told - it isn't for everyone and I don't want to waste your time, so if this resonates...

  • You want, no need, a solution for the toys in your home but don't know how
  • You're ready to pull up your sleeves and do a little bit of heavy lifting for long term results
  • Most of your mom life has been a constant push/pull tug of war with toys
  • You've tried decluttering toys before with no long term success

Then this program is for you

Just for clarity

This might not be for you if...

  • You aren't open to giving this a good effort for the sake of your home and life
  • You don't want to yet take ownership of being a gatekeeper of your home
  • You're looking for a quick fix, band-aid solution for toys

This simple program does require you to commit to yourself that you will take action - ps, it can be easy.

If you've read this far, you owe it to yourself to just jump in and do this.

Your kids aren't going to stop growing and you're going to keep having toys come into the home by way of you, family and friends - what if this program made that super easy for you to?

What if you got this program and by next week the toys were decluttered so much you could just relax instead of try and catch up?

What if you got this program, and your kids thanked you for making it so fun to play again? This happens often by the way for the moms in this course.

Or were able to sell your excess toys and got some cash in your pocket AND relief from the messes?

Wouldn't that be worth it?


I have kids with wide age ranges and gaps - will this work for me?

Yes! This system is what I use for my family and we have kids ranging from 9 months up to 14 years (written in 2020).

How do I keep my kids from noticing something is missing?

I won't lie to you and say that I advocate for doing this in a sneaky way. This course will encourage and support you in including them in this process. Just for peace of mind though, when it does happen (it will, accidentally or not) kids just usually want to know and an honest answer of "I got rid of it becase ______" satisfies them most of them. Just be honest.

What about my kids who LOVE everything?

As parents I think it is our job to lead them. Often they are just too overwhelmed to make the decision themselves so what they say is they want to keep it all. Making the decision is too hard on their own. This course gives you tools to support them in that.

Do I really need a program to show me how to do this?

I can't answer that for you, but I can say that if you have been struggling and haven't been able to figure out how to manage the toys in your home there is no shame in getting expert support from someone who knows how and has done it.

What about the money?

Well, the money on the toys is already spent. The money spent on this course has historically given moms more than they paid as they sell off their excess toys. Not only that but it saves them so much moving forward because they are no longer making purchases that become toy clutter.