Happy New Year!! It’s January and it’s time to get organized! Is your house overflowing with kids’ toys, pieces of toys, and even smaller pieces of toys??? Does your child’s room look something like this??
Oh the days when the room was organized and clean, and there weren’t a million toys lying around…
I love that my kids find joy in playing with their toys, but there just comes a point when there are too many toys to play with…or the toys have missing or broken parts…or the toys are just old and they aren’t played with anymore. It’s time to get rid of all of THOSE toys! I have 5 ways to help you do exactly that:
- Sell the toys at a Just Between Friends sale
- Pros: Make some extra money. The event and advertising is all done for you. This is a great option if you have lots of small items.
- Cons: You have to price and tag every item yourself which takes some time. There is a small “consignor cost” of about $16. You only make 60% of the cost of the item you sell.
- Take the toys to a kids consignor shop
- Pros: Make some extra money. The advertising, tagging and pricing are all done for you. Often times you can trade in the clothes for cash immediately, while other shops wait to give you your money when the item actually sells. This is a great option if you have lots of small items.
- Cons: You make a lot less money than selling the item yourself.
- Sell the toys on Facebook Marketplace
- Pros: Make some extra money and keep the full amount of money that the item sold for. You never have to leave your house. This is a great option for big items.
- Cons: You have to take a picture of the item and post it on Facebook and correspond with people who are interested in the item. This is not the best option if you have lots of small items because it would take a lot of time to post each item – however, you could put all the toys in one box and post the box for $10 or so.
- Give the toys to a friend with children
- Pros: You get to bless your friend and her kiddos with free toys!
- Cons: There aren’t really any cons because it feels best to help a friend, but obviously if you are looking to make some money, this may not be the best option for you. You also won’t necessarily be able to get rid of all the toys you wanted to.
- Donate the toys to a thrift store of some kind
- Pros: You can get rid of A LOT of toys very quickly, easily and immediately, without having to price, tag, post, or do anything really except throw them in a box! You can get a tax receipt to write it off on your taxes. It always feels good to donate and help others.
- Cons: You won’t make any money.
I have done all of these things to get rid of my kids’ toys and each option has its benefits. The option I use just depends on the time that I have available and the needs I have at that time. Do you have any other ways you get rid of your kids’ toys? I’d love to hear about them! Feel free to comment below.