Who knew that eBay was hooking up with parents? Well I didn’t know until they reached out to me not too long ago. Lo and behold these guys know our houses are filled with things just waiting to be hooked up with eBay.
If you’re a parent like me it doesn’t take but a quick glance to your left or right to realize you’re surrounded. You’re not just surrounded, you’re overpowered, dethroned, buried, and over taken by stuff. Now look, I’m not talking about being a hoarder I’m just talking about having kids. My wife and I live in a very small house.
I like to call it a cottage.
So in this cottage we have always agreed that less is more and we shan’t (yes, I said, “shan’t”) have too much stuff. Well apparently these kids decided that they were going to make their own rules. It doesn’t take long to look around and see the scooters, bouncing balls, those jumpy things, the push car things, games, puzzles, books, dolls, toy cars, the home phone…
Wait!! There’s the home phone!
Sorry, anyway the point is they accumulate so much stuff it’s hard to see where their beds start and the living room couch ends! The other day my wife and I were thinking it was probably time to figure out what toys they’re still playing with and which toys they’ve just outgrown. We (and when I say, “we” I mean she) sat down and started going through all of them. What a chore! Of course, O was a bit resistant at first warning us we better not take her toys! It wasn’t long before she was on board too though.
There are quite a few options for unloading those unused toys. One great option to consider which can actually help to fund that piggy bank or even the college fund is to list it on eBay. I have used eBay many times over the years but to be honest didn’t even think of doing this until I teamed up with them. What a brilliant idea! I’m so glad I invented this amazing idea that nobody has ever thought of. Nobody has ever thought of this. Wait, this means I’m amazing! Wow!! I’m going to make money and esteem myself at the same time?
Wait, I think I just totally had a caffeine sparked insane tangent there.
Okay, let me come back.
Okay, so anyway as I was saying. I think this is certainly an option to consider when going through all those unused toys and books. You’ll make it easier to
clear out some space for the next set of toys to be able to walk and you’ll be adding a few bucks back in to the old budget.
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