15 Creative Ways to Get Your Kids Involved in Getting Rid of Their Excess Stuff

15 Ways To Get Your Kids Excited To Get Rid of Things

It’s that time of year again when you get the “itch” to clean up and clear out. Santa came last month with some new things and it’s time to make room for them. Sometimes your excitement to simplify or clean out isn’t shared by your kids. Here are some creative ways you can get your kids involved with the process of getting rid of their things. Who says donating can’t be purposeful and fun?   




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Give a Recycled Sweater Pet Bed and Donate to Animal Shelters

created at: 12/01/2010

Ordinarily, I’d try to figure out how to make these cozy little sweater pet beds, but when designer, Susan Lowe Heap, owner of WoolyBuddyBeds.com only charges $25.00-$30.00 for her handmade wool felted cat or dog beds, and donates 5% of all proceeds to various animal shelters, I must step back and respect her tremendous creativity and generosity. Susan

scours thrift stores for wool sweaters to wash and felt, donating yet again.  She softens up the sweaters and then somehow pads and molds these into snuggly beds animals can’t seem to resist. Continue Reading