{Declutter} Kids colouring books

Today’s decluttering task may not relate to everybody, but at the moment I am doing quite a bit of rearranging in my house to cater for a new wardrobe system.  I am wanting take a few things out of the WIR and store elsewhere in the house.  I found that one of the drawers in a unit we have wasn’t being used at all but was full of kids colouring books.  When the kids were young colouring books were a great gift to receive but over the years they have just built up.  Sometimes not knowing there is actually a book in the pile that has been completely scribbled all over.

Colouring Books

  1. Go through the colouring books you have
  2. Rip out a few cute colouring pages to keep and display in an album, remembering to write the childs name and date on the back for easy reference.
  3. Throw all the scribbled in and used colouring books into the recycling bin.

Here is a cute easter colouring page for you to download, click on image.

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Claire April 6, 2011 - 7:42 AM

We keep the best and scan and save those that are good but don’t quite make the grade but can’t bear to throw away.

Becci Sundberg April 6, 2011 - 8:58 AM

We only have a couple of books so far. The boys have only recently got into colouring (2.5yrs and 1.5 yrs). Infact yesterday I went net surfing for some easter colouring in pages lol.
I do plan to have a basket int he Expedit shelves I want for the family room to house colouring books though

Jenni April 6, 2011 - 9:00 AM

my daughter’s draw is bursting!! I shall get straight onto this and maybe sort her colouring pencils/textas as well.
Thanks for the idea and motivation!

Cass April 6, 2011 - 9:27 AM

Thanks for the reminder! I only seem to think of doing this when I am looking for a colouring book to take with us to a restaurant or friends place. I’m on to it now! (Okay, after a coffee!)

Leila April 6, 2011 - 10:05 AM

We rarely buy colouring books, i download the occasional image online and the kids get them from some of their friends and relatives for birthdays and christmas. For the images out of the books we tear out the pages yet to be used and pop them into a display folder, the images the kids really like we copy on our printer so they can all colour them in over and over again.
Images the kids are really proud of get taken out of the book and displayed on the fridge or we cover in clear contact back and front and pop onto the front of their wardrobes with a small amount of contact until they want to update, means they have new artwork in their rooms regularly and the ones they take down are usually passed to the grandparents for display on their fridge.

Ann Niddrie April 19, 2011 - 11:31 PM

Thanks for the tip, I had been starting to get a number of books and not knowing what to do with them!


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