Babies grow up fast, and before you know it, they’re like proper little people. As they get older and bigger, you usually find you have growing piles of things that are no longer useful. You have clothes that are too small, toys they don’t play with anymore, and baby equipment they no longer need. You may or may not have decided whether there will be any more babies in your future. But whatever your decide is or will be, you need to decide what will happen to the baby stuff you have. You have a few options, depending on whether you want to keep it or not.
Give It Away
You’re not planning on another baby anytime soon, or if you are, you would rather buy new things. So you’re going to get rid of the baby stuff you have now. The question is, just how should you get rid of it? One option is to give things away. Perhaps if you sell things, you won’t get much money for them. The effort of selling them isn’t worth the money you would get, or maybe you’re not bothered about the cash. There are lots of parents in need who would be grateful for your old things, from your friends to underprivileged mothers supported by charities.
On the other hand, maybe you do want to sell some items. You bought some designer clothes items that you could still get some cash for. Or perhaps you want to sell the larger things, like the stroller or a playpen. If you decide to sell a few baby items, you could do it through a few different channels. One option is to use eBay, either as an auction site or to set a “buy it now” price (you can have both at the same time). You can also use Facebook to join a buying and selling group, or just to let your friends know you have some things to sell. Of course, there’s always the old-fashioned yard or garage sale.
Put It into Storage
You might want to keep some things for a future baby, either of your own or someone else’s. Or perhaps you just need somewhere to put some things while you decide what to do with them. Choosing a storage facility to hire a unit is a good idea, allowing you to get everything out of the way. You can box up clothes and toys, and store larger items, such as furniture. Make sure that you protect anything that might need protecting, such as clothes or soft toys. If there’s space at home, use your own storage too.
Some baby things might not be in good enough condition to sell or even donate to a good cause. If you have anything like this, you might be able to recycle or reuse it somehow. For example, if you have old baby clothes, you could use them to make a quilt or a soft toy.
Whether you keep or get rid of your baby things, they don’t have to take up precious space in your home. Decide what to do with them so you can get organized.