I am trying to do some spring cleaning…I have multiple boxes and bins to go through–some as old as 11 years! We went through some real transition times where we wanted to clear out a room so my mother-in-law could move in with us, clear out another room so my father-in-law could move in, the remodeling of our house, and, then, I had some major health issues that caused the back up to start!
I am slowly, but surely, clearing the logjam, HOWEVER, I have five large bins of Beanie Babies to figure out what to do with them! Now, I love Beanie Babies and want to keep one of each of them for my collection (although if I have to move and downsize I’ll be in trouble!)–that is one bin and the fifty or more I have displayed now! That leaves four bins to part with! Do any of you readers have any suggestions of what you would do with them? Have any of you ever had a situation like this and already solved it?
I have Beanie Babies from Broadway plays like “Phantom of the Opera”, “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, “Ragtime” and others which I will NEVER give up, but seconds and thirds and fourths and fifths of individual Beanie Babies are unnecessary! Just how many Snort the Bulls does a person need?
How did I start collecting Beanie Babies? It is all my son’s, Matthew’s, and McDonald’s fault! In the mid to late 1990′s, I was given my first Beanie Baby…Daisy the Cow, by a co-worker! I thought it was cute, but nothing special. Then, my son heard about, at school, Teenie Beanie Babies that were Kid’s Meal prizes at McDonald’s in 1999! Oh, boy, being in line–with men, of all things–waiting for the next Teenie Beanie Baby to be released was a hoot! I remember the excitement of the chase! I had to have every one of them! I even went on eBay to get every Beanie Baby I had missed getting when they first came out that I could afford! The secondary market was alive and strong on eBay! I got the 1996-1997 season of Teenie Beanie Babies through eBay and paid around one hundred dollars for the ten of them! I was addicted!
Then, on January 1st, 2000, Ty retired all Beanie Babies and that did the secondary market in! I stopped collecting Beanie Babies then! It stopped being fun for me! And, now, I have 4 large bins of Beanie Babies that aren’t necessary for my collection!
I look forward to hearing from you with suggestions of what to do with all the extra, adorable stuffed ones!
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