November 30, 2023

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A Guide to Getting Rid of Your Kids’ Old Stuff

Trying to figure out what to do with years of outgrown children's stuff can feel overwhelming.

If your basement, playroom and children’s closets are bursting at the seams, spring cleaning presents a perfect opportunity to clear the clutter and reduce your stress level.

But it can be challenging to do a thoughtful purge of outgrown clothing, craft supplies, baby gear and unneeded toys. For many parents, the choices can seem overwhelming.

Keep? Sell? Donate?

Recycle? Give to a friend? Trash?

Children’s clothes and toys can carry a lot of sentimental value, making them hard to part with. Be selective and keep only the most special items. Set a limit of one box of items per child. Will your grandkids really want the Bluey figures, L.O.L. Surprise toys or other fads? Safety standards change frequently, too, so today’s talking plastic panda could be next year’s recall.