Like many other moms, I also have the problem of having lot of baby stuffs that are no longer useful for the kid. My kid will be 4 years old in few days. But we still have his baby cot, baby stroller and lot of baby gears. All these baby stuff are in new condition and some stuff we used for really few months only. It is so sweet to see his stuff and remind the memories of my baby. But, actually these baby stuff take a considerable space of home.
I am sure this is same with most of the moms. If you have more than 1 kid in the family, these baby stuff are useful for other kids. But there is a day that we need to de-clutter home with lot of such baby gear.
Finally I started to get rid of these baby stuff that we no longer use. I am sure these tips are helpful for you too if you are with such collection.
Here are the smart ways to get rid of your used baby stuff!
I always like to reuse any stuff giving a new life or new hand. Donation is one of the easiest ways to get rid of excess baby items. If your kids are already grown up, they will also understand the power of giving away.
There are sites that allow posting advertisements about free stuff. These sites are always helpful to find someone who really needs the items you own.
In Singapore there are charity services that collect used clothes and other small stuff for recycling purpose and also to donate to other African and Asian countries. I always use this opportunity to give away some of our outgrown clothes and shoes.
2. Re-purpose or Recycle
Recycle is one of the best ways to dispose some baby stuff which are no longer suitable for a second life. At the same time, it is always easy to re-purpose the existing baby stuff when your kid grows.
Out grown baby clothes can create a beautiful quilt if you are crafty enough. At our home we used our baby cot as a reading place after removing one side. Until recent this baby cot reading area was my kid’s favorite place to spend time reading a book or playing with toys.
3. Sell your baby stuff
Selling your baby stuff is another great idea to pass the items that are in good condition to a new hand. I use this method and usually it is easy to sell the newly bought items for a half rate.
While arranging a garage sale is a fun idea there are also market places that you can easily sell your used items.
AdYoYo is a video only market place which facilitates parents to sell their stuff using their app. Not only sell, you can also buy any stuff that you like using the AdYoYo market place.
Currently this AdYoYo app is available in US and India which is helpful to bring the local community together providing an easy platform to buy and sell with confident.
Unlike other second hand market places that use photos of the items available for sale, AdYoYo is a video based app that users upload a short video of item to sale. You can easily download the app from both apple store and Google play store.
The money you earn by selling can be used for buying any new stuff you need for your kids at this moment. So, selling the unwanted but still in good condition baby stuff can be another great way to de-clutter your home.
Above are the tips I use to get rid of the baby stuff. Do you have any more ideas to add for this list? How do you get rid of your used baby stuff? Please comment below.
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog which she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences.She is a Contracts Engineer by profession and recently launched her own Engineering consultancy service Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)