He got rid of 1. Buzz light year that had a broken leg, a squinkie box and the train table which he very quickly decided he could not get rid of and it is back in his room .... So only 2 items were removed ... Hmmm
I need help getting him to get on board with 'out with the old in with the new'. This is very frustrating but he is heart broken over the idea of getting rid of his things. Is this when I just take over and do it myself? When he isn't home? Or will this cause some mental damage? And I'm not kidding when I say that. Thanks!!
Update: he parted with the train table on his own the other day. He decided he doesn't need it since he has a Lego table and his room had too much. We have made three boxes: keep, donate, trash. We have to stop for the day but we will continue tomorrow. I found a good place to donate toys so we will finish up tomorrow. I bought new buckets to organize his toys in his closet. Also cleaning out the book shelf of the baby books he no longer looks at. Books are hard for me to part with but he is on a roll getting rid of them so I'm just going to let him decide. I saved a few special ones and put them with my books. Thanks for all the advice and ideas. I like this much better than doing it behind his back. He is actively taking responsibility for his own things and deciding what he loves and what he doesn't play with anymore.