My children have so many stuffed animals that they can barely be contained in toy boxes any more. I keep trying to get them to let a few of them go to the thrift store but they get all emotional and have a nervous breakdown. Stuffed animal recycling is something I had never really considered before but I was curious what I could do with all those stuffed toys if I could convince my kids to give them up. The site I found is not true stuffed animal recycling….they will not shred up your child’s fuzzy toys and turn them into landfill material. No reason to turn perfectly good toys into mulch, right?
I came across a wonderful way to ‘reuse’ those stuffed animals your kids outgrow. Stuffed animal recycling will get them into the hands of kids who really need them. I don’t have any affiliation with the website, I just have WAY too many stuffed animals that I need to find new homes for. I would hate for them to end up in a landfill when there are children who could be comforted by them!
Stuffed Animal Recycling
If you have too many stuffed animals in your own home, you can consider donating them to your local fire department, police station, or battered women’s shelter. There are a ton of underprivileged kids in pretty scary situations that would be comforted a great deal by a fuzzy companion at just the right moment. Sometimes children have to be removed from their home and just having a few stuffed toys in the trunk of the police cruiser can come in handy.
How do you keep the collection of stuffed toys under control in your child’s room? Do you hang them from nets on the ceiling? Sort through them and donate them to Good Will without asking your child’s permission? Have you found any great places that offer stuffed animal recycling near you?