note to young parents: life-sized plastic toys


there is a reason you can always find these types of toys at clearance prices in garage sales everywhere.  they take up too much space.  they get played with too little.  parents of small children bring them in their house… and then can’t wait to get rid of them.

we just sold two of ours at today’s garage sale – a large plastic picnic bench and a large plastic workbench.  and i couldn’t be happier.

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  1. Christy Z says

    The big stuff like that was the few items that actually got used constantly at our house.

    Can’t say I was sad to see them go when they outgrew them though. I have a yard under all that…who knew?!

  2. says

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! We had a garage sale the same day you did. Although it’s tough parting with my kids’ toys, reclaiming the space is so nice! We have also been able to rotate some of the bigger toys (kangaroo climber) and gear (crib mattress, toddler bed) between a few families with kids just a bit younger than ours. It’s worked out nicely, and I’m glad that we have found a way to reuse these perfectly good items.

    • di says

      We pass everything onto younger kids in the neighborhood as well. Their families usually return in gesture in some way.

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