With two small children, it doesn’t take long for toys to take over and invade the entire bedroom.
It doesn’t matter how many toy boxes and storage boxes you have either, as they seem to breed and jump about everywhere when you’re not looking.
Especially when you’re a cuddly toy lover such as the 10 year old. (Don’t tell anyone I told you that…)
So every now and again, we find ourselves having a little clear out of stuff they don’t play with any more, and things they have outgrown.
It keeps the room tidy, and it also makes room for new toys that they get at birthdays or Christmas, or pick up along the way.
It’s crazy how easy it all mounts up, especially when they get plastic tat (sorry, toys) as freebies in their magazines, or from the occasional Mcdonald’s trip.
They’re a bit more of a hindrance than a help though, although they’re getting there. They’re more able to sort out and sell their unwanted stuff now they’re getting a little bit older, as they understand that in order to make room for more toys, they need to have a sort out every now and again otherwise they just get overwhelmed with stuff.
I’ve found Ebay a great way of getting rid of old toys, and it can also make a little bit of pocket money as well. (Nooo, not to buy more plastic tat with! )
One good thing about selling on there is that it’s perfect for children’s outgrown stuff – not too bulky or hard to post.
TNT is a delivery service that’s perfect for stressed parents trying to clear their clutter, and have an express option too for fast service.
With the 10 year old’s birthday coming up soon, we need to be having a sort through soon as no doubt there’ll be lots of presents coming in!
Suppose I’d better get a move on…
This post is in collaboration with TNT.