For kids and children, their best favorite times of the year are the holidays and birthdays. In spite of everything, it’s the only moment when they can get a lot of gifts from their friends, relatives, and their neighbors as well. However, a rapid inflow of toys has its disadvantages since not everyone will be approached with a delighted, smiling face and ‘yay’ expression. A few of the old and new toys will eventually be neglected while some will only be used a couple of times then disposes them after their attraction with their toys fades.
This just leaves parents with tons of unwanted yet still playable toys that more likely increases every year. Here are 4 techniques on how to manage the clutter in your house:
Donate unwanted toys to Charity.
The greatest time to donate used and even new toys to Charity is on Holidays since there are a lot of children who does not have much otherwise. If it’s not already a Holiday season, you can attempt to visit these places and donate those excess toys:
- local shelters
- children’s homes
- charity shops
Organize a toy-swap party.
In order for this to be successful, it’s important that the kids are involved in the “swapping” as part of the party. Having children included in the swapping of toys assists in making sure that the items/toys are swapped rapidly and everybody goes home delighted with their new toy.
Local schools near your vicinity can also host a recycled-shopping event on Holidays with similar ideas to the toy-swap party. It is guaranteed that the children in the communities will love it! The students can take home gifts for everybody in their family through recycled shopping.
Take advantage of online stores.
Regardless if it’s a premature malfunction of the washing machine or a busted restroom faucet, there are some circumstances that you will need to use money which you had not budgeted for. Fortunately, online selling sites like eBay or even groups on Facebook is rampant nowadays. With the help of these sites, you can remove the unwanted toys and resolve the immediate monetary problems without having to go too far from your typical budget on your household but if this technique fails, you can host a garage sale at your respected homes.
Try to re-gift them
If you have kids, probably you also have little nieces, cousins and nephews or friends with kids. The unwanted toys in your home give you an opportunity to keep money on the Holiday season. Accumulate all the unwanted toys, seal them again, and store them for the following Holiday—whether it’s during birthdays, Christmas or New Years.