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July 9th, 2012 at 07:13 am

This weekend we should really go through the kids' toys and purge. We try to do it once a year around their birthdays (out with the old and in with the new).

BM outgrew carseats entirely last year (woohoo!). BUT, for whatever reason we still have two boosters in each car. A simple one and a more fancy one with a back and a headrest, per car. I think we have kept it for friends, cousins, and just to be on the safe side. But LM has been outgrowing the more baby booster seat (though enjoys it for long rides because it has a head rest and is easy to sleep in). He needs the "big boy booster" another year, due to new laws - otherwise we would be done.

SO, with his birthday coming up we decided to pull those out of the car. We will get an easy $20 or $30 each for those carseats - a nice haul. We still have one seat in each car so gives us options if we need a second seat ever. The van also has built-in carseats (I LOVE that!!).

4 Responses to “Purge”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good luck with the purge. It is a wise idea to keep up with it every year, for kids and adults!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Hope the purge goes well! It's a good idea to schedule it.

  3. snafu Says:

    Brilliant to review kids stuff to re-gift, sell or donate items no longer used, needed or loved. It's wonderful to Bless someone else who will use and enjoy the car seats & toys your DKs have outgrown. Do you take a photo and put a free advert in CraigsList or local Buy/Sell? It's so freeing to get more space and have less to look after + the bonus of some portion of money back from selling car boosters.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    @Snafu - our general rule is to sell anything we can get $5-$10+ for on Craigslist. Except for the games that type stuff that dh regularly sells on Amazon. Some things do better on Amazon. The rest gets donated or freecycled.

    I think fiscally there is some pretty good motivation to keep on top of things.

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