The count down is on! With Christmas less than two weeks away, families everywhere are frantically shopping, cleaning, baking, and merry-making in preparation for Christmas. And in some homes, purging too! Trying to make space for all the new things that are coming into our home is a part of our annual Christmas traditions. And while it may take a bit more time and effort, it's important to me to find a way for our "out with the old" toys to find a good new home instead of a one way ticket to the island of misfit toys. With a bit of extra time and energy, going through old toys can make for a wonderful act of kindness and teachable moments with kids. Here are some easy suggestions on what to do with those old toys as you do your Christmas cleaning!