If you have children and you’re worried about wasting money on more toys than they will never play with because they have so many already, it is fine to get rid of some of their old toys, and therefore making space for the holiday toys they will receive. It will give you the space for new toys and it will allow your children to appreciate the new items more, because they will have the space to see the new items from the old items. If you have limited space this can allow your children to have the new items and enjoy this time of the year, instead of feeling as if a mountain of toys surround them.
Making Space Doesn’t Mean Throwing Items Away
It is a great time of the year to donate old toys to charity shops; there are plenty of families who can’t afford the expensive items for their children when they are new, but they might be able to afford an item from a charity shop. By donating, you are helping a charity and a family to afford an item they might not have otherwise been able to give to their child.
If you have the time, you could try selling the items that your children no longer play with; again, many people look out for items, which they can buy their children at a fraction of the original price.
It is possible to use the money that you make by selling the items to buy new items for Christmas for your children. This can make Christmas more affordable and might help you get more than you could otherwise afford. Selling items that your children no longer play with is a great way to recycle toys and it stops these ending up in a landfill site.
Making Space With Your Own Things
This time of year is full of activities and parties and is a great time to sell a few items from your wardrobe, to make way for some new clothes this party season. It is possible to sell some of your old items to make some money, maybe use this money to fund a new party dress for this season.
When To Make Space
Making space is easier than you think; if you are going to put decorations up soon, you might have to move an item or too, even put them into storage until after the holiday season. Have you thought, by donating or selling these items you will have less to clean in the New Year and you might even actually get another item, something else with the money you have saved.
There is pleasure in giving people gifts but giving them items they want and not something that is going to cause clutter is important. When I am thinking of giving gifts to people, I think carefully about the item, not adding too much clutter to their home. The days are past for me to have loads of toys scattered around and it was a blessing to give some of those items away to people who needed them for their little ones.
The Benefit Of Giving To Others For Making Space
It is a difficult time of the year for some families who are already struggling with the bills they have to pay and the added expense of the holiday season. Having the option to buy items at a reduced cost can be the difference between being able to afford a gift for their children or turning towards payday lenders for money. Giving these families the opportunity to buy items from places like charity shops is important and removing the stigma attached to buying items second-hand is difficult, but very important in an eco-friendly world.
Therefore, if you are wondering what you are going to do with more toys this holiday season, you could try selling or donating a few to people who have a limited budget.