What do you do with all of those baby items that you no longer need but don’t want to throw away? If you don’t have friends with babies whom you can pass the items on to, then the linky’s below might help. Regardless of the state of the material, someone, somewhere, will be able to make money from it, even if the item is no longer salvageable. So don’t throw those baby clothes away, just take them to the textile bank/bin.
- Freegle (used to be Freecycle): Basingstoke Freegle
(I’ve used Freegle many times as it gives me a little buzz when I’ve made someone’s day by giving them something that they need, for free!)
Give them to charity
(If you are looking for furniture for your children’s play room then this is a great place to pick up cheap sofas, cheap tables, etc.)
Charity Shops in Basingstoke
- British Heart Foundation – Wote Street
- RSPCA – London Street
- Cancer Research UK – Wote Street
- St Michaels Hospice Shop – Kings Road
- Shaw Trust – Wote Street
- St Michaels Hospice Retail Ltd – Chineham Shopping centre
- Annies Charity Shop – Elmwood Parade, Winklebury
Donate them to North Hants Hospital Maternity Ward
I don’t have the details for this but it’s on my list of things to find out about. I think they will take newborn clothes, sterilising equipment and donations of unused pre-packaged formula. If you are breastfeeding and are very lucky to have “extra” they are also desperate for breastmilk donations for SCBU (Special Care Baby Unit). However, the closest breast milk bank is at the Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton.
(There are also Nearly New Sales coming up in Hartley Wintney and Fleet, Woodley, Yateley and Farnham)
(I’ve used this site to sell goods that are priced less than £50)
Does anybody have any other suggestions for recycling, reusing or selling unwanted baby items?