With Fall approaching, it’s a fabulous time to purge the toys. I will personally be purging our toy collection after school starts, with my daughter starting Kindergarten! Because she’ll be in school each and every day, I know we won’t be needing as many toys and craft supplies around the house.
Let’s tackle the play room
Right off the bat, I know I will be tossing a lot of the small overused toys and half-used colouring books! But what about the high value items, are they saleable or not? Are they worth selling or should I donate them to local needs?
Grab your bins and sort
Anything damaged, missing pieces, coloured on, half-the-set intact, you get what I am saying. You don’t donate or sell these items, get them in the recycle bin if you can, otherwise dump.
There are toys worth selling at a swap meet or online Facebook groups or Craigslist/Kijiji, even eBay. These are the top selling items:
- Riding toys
- Bikes and scooters
- Wagons and Trikes
- Barbies, Groovy Girls, Disney Princesses other dolls sold in lots (all of your items grouped together)
- Lego sold in sets or lots
- Building blocks
- Remote Control cars
- Video Games and game systems
- Wooden and/or handmade toys
- Thomas the Train, Marvel, Elmo, Toy Story, Cars, Star Wars
- High Quality boutique puzzles sold in lots
- Boutique brand name items such as Melissa & Doug, Haba, Lamaze, Skip Hop, Crocodile Creek
- Musical Instruments
Donate at Value Village
I was so happy to learn that Value Village does accept stuffed animals. Games, puzzles, movies and board books are also welcome donations.
Donate to a local preschool
I will personally be donating all craft supplies we won’t be using after August to a local preschool, as well as any musical instruments I dig out in the toy bins downstairs and the dress-up clothes.
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