So, you're looking for a few baby furniture disposal options. Well, if you have a need to offload some baby furniture, you'll quickly discover this isn't necessary in high demand. The reason for this seemingly strange phenomenon is new parents are quite picky and overwhelmingly prefer to buy new. However, this doesn't mean you're stuck but it does mean you'll have to do some legwork to get it out of your house.
Baby Furniture Disposal Options
Whatever your reason, perhaps you're preparing for a move or your child has just outgrown the furniture, regardless, this is a challenging task. One factor which makes it difficult to unload baby furniture is the 2011 change to federal safety standards. With those changes, many pieces of baby furniture (particularly cribs) can't be sold or even donated. So, the first thing you need to do is see if any of it is on a current or previous recall list.
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Even if the item or items have been cleared since the time they were originally placed on a previous recall list, you'll find it's nearly impossible to get rid of it or them. Should this be the case, you might consider repurposing it for an entirely different use. But, if that's not a good option, like dealing with an old dining set, you still have a few things you can do. Here are some helpful baby furniture disposal options you can try:
- Keep it. Right now, you might not be considering adding to your family. But, you could very well change your mind in the future. So, think about holding onto it for a little while and it will help cut down on costs if you do decide to have another baby.
- Donate it. If it doesn't appear on any recall lists, you can always consider donating it to a local charity. A women's shelter, a church, or other organization might be the perfect solution. You could even gift it to a thrift store for a small tax break.
- Sell it locally. Another option is to sell it. You can try to sell it through a local online ad or take it to a consignment retailer. You probably won't get much for it, but you're not trying to make money, you're trying to regain space or offset the replacement cost.
- Give it to someone. While new parents do receive many gifts, it's often small things like diapers, toys, and the like. If you know someone who is in need of it or soon will be needing it, then just give it away. You'll help them out a lot while achieving your goal.