3 ways to recycle your used baby items in Singapore
Is your home cluttered with old baby clothes and toys? Here are best ways to get rid of preloved baby items and to free that space for new things to come!
Having a hard a time figuring out how to get rid of used baby items that have been piling up in your home?
Here are three surefire ways to help you declutter and get started on enjoying a home free of unnecessary things.
1. Sell your preloved baby items
Pre-loved Baby Goods Group on Facebook
There are many second hand groups on Facebook that love to get baby goods. Utilise such platforms to get rid of your unwanted baby items.
One such group is the Preloved baby goods group brought to you by theAsianparent.com, which has about 17,000 active mums! Get rid of used baby items and make friends at the same time!
Gather some of your mummy friends and their kids, who are around the same age as your kids, and throw a huge (baby) garage sale together!
Make sure to advertise on various online forums to get more free publicity. Ask each mum participating in the garage sale to circulate the news to her own friends and contacts (via email, Facebook and Twitter).
You could also list all the items online that you’re selling, so when buyers search for specific items by name on the Internet, your blog will come up first and will lead the way to your garage sale.
Here’s a tip: When you set up the physical garage sale, you should organise clothes by size (or age or gender) and give bulk discounts on them! Your goal is to get rid of used baby items — not become richer.
This is a popular Singapore-based app. Carousell allows you to conveniently put items up for sale. Simply take a photo of the clothes you want to sell, add the description and voila! Now just wait for potential buyers to chat with you (online) if they are interested.
Look out the category called ‘Baby & Kids’ on the app.
Download Carousell for free on iOs and Google Play Store.
Posting an ad on Craigslist is easy and will do the job in no time! Just like Facebook; register an account, upload a photo and instead of writing a short description of yourself — you write about wanting to get rid of used baby items.
However, do take note: dodgy things sometimes take place on Craiglist, so stay alert.
2. Upcycle old clothes into mementos
Turn your used baby clothes into quilts and pillows
Facebook group Filled with Love allows you to turn your old and unused baby clothes into pillows and quilts for your kids- what a great idea! Your child may have outgrown his rompers and mittens, but don’t throw them just yet.
This is the perfect way to keep your little ones’ old belongings as mementos.
3. Donate them
Take a leaf out of actress Angelina Jolie’s book, and pass your items on to someone who can use them.
There are so many places in Singapore that welcome donations for families in need. Find the nearest orphanage or Salvation Army and give away your used baby stuff.
Are your babies’ clothes still in good condition, but you just don’t want to throw or sell them off? Donate them to the Salvation Army, a charitable organisation.
Apart from clothes, they also accept toys, books, stationery and household goods. Just make sure they’re still in usable condition!
For more details, click here.
Singapore’s Council of Women Organisation
Founded by women, the Singapore’s Council of Women Organisation (SCWO) is the national coordinating body of women’s organisations in Singapore.
Indicate “Donation for New2U” on the items that you want to donate and drop them at SCWO Centre, 96 Waterloo Street Singapore 187967. Mon-Sun, 9am-10pm.
Donate to Facebook group, Sincere Blessing for Babies and Mummies
You could also ‘bless’ those unwanted to a group like Sincere Blessing for Babies and Mummies.
You want to get rid of pre-loved items, and they need them, so why not help yourself by helping them?
Remember, you’re also allowed to throw away a lot of these items too! Yes, it may seem wrong, but it’s smarter to have a clean house than to have a house cluttered with things you don’t need or use anymore.
Tell us how you get rid of used baby items by leaving a comment.