Too many books and movies!

@lilybug (21148)
United States
November 30, 2008 3:03pm CST
My kids have way too many books! They have way too many VHS tapes too! Without counting them I would say that between the 2 of them they have about 150 books and about 100 VHS tapes. I won't even go into how many toys they have. Most of the books are in great condition, but the movies mostly have no cases. I need to clear some of them out, but I am not sure what to do with them. I could donate them. Maybe eBay them? Got any ideas? Do your kids have too many movies and books too?
10 responses
@breezie (1249)
• Canada
30 Nov 08
I have the same problem at my house. I am able to pass on a lot of them to neices and nephews and my kids school has a toy and book sale each year to raise money so some go there as well. You could try ebaying them and see what happens. If you are looking to donate them try womens shelters, hospitals, daycares or schools. Many of these places wuld be happy to recieve donations.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I decided to try to sell the Junie B Jones ones on eBay. I have the whole first year, books #1-18 in like new condition and First Grader I have 9 of them.
@breezie (1249)
• Canada
1 Dec 08
My son's class read those books last year and they really liked them, Good Luck on ebay.
• United States
11 Dec 08
Hello! I guess if you want to sell them, you can try eBay, Craigslist. If you want to donate them, there are lots of Thrift-Stores, Goodwill, and usually the LIbraries have that huge boxes for book - donations. Otherwise there is this great site : http://bookmooch.com/ . Take a look. You can give away your books for somebody who actually need it. (And then you may want some, they will send it to you.)
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
11 Dec 08
I have given and gotten a lot of books on bookmooch. I have never listed any of the kids books though. That is a thought though.
• United States
30 Nov 08
You might not be able to sell the videos without the cases, or at least not for much. It might just be easier to donate them to Goodwill, which can sell them for cheap and use the money for a good cause. Or, consider donating them to a day care center or Boys & Girls Club... they often play videos on rainy days. As for the books, there are many things you can do with them. Sell them on Amazon.com or Half.com, save time and sell them to Half Price Books or another used book store, or donate them. Good luck!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
30 Nov 08
The movies I figured I would need to donate since they do not have cases.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
4 Dec 08
Ebay, Craigslist, Freecyle or donate to Goodwill or a thrift store, how about the public library book sale perhaps.
• United States
4 Dec 08
I think it is easy to have too many movies.. but hard to have too many books. If they aren't reading them, then perhaps ebaying them is a fair option.
@Raven7317 (693)
• United States
3 Dec 08
Please consider donating them! Donate to the schools, the libraries, the daycares, the neighborhood clubs and the homeless/transitional homes of your area. There are just too many kids out there who don't know books/movies like our children do. Libraries often open donation pools to raise money. Annies book's sells for 50% off cover list price. Schools need books for their libraries... DONATE! It's a tax write off!!
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
2 Dec 08
My daughter has her own collection. We keep it our bedroom so we know what she is watching. As for donating I bet a childrens home would love some of them. Just label them. I bet they'd take some of the books too. Maybe your sister in law could help you out with it.
@savak03 (6681)
• United States
2 Dec 08
I don't think that you can have to many books either. However I can understand the need to clear out some clutter, especially if the kids are not using these things anymore. One place to donate to that no one has mentioned is nursing homes. A lot of the residents at nursing homes don't have family to care for them. The only way they get some extra things is from donations. I often take clothes that are still good but that I no longer wear to them. Sometimes I just go buy packages of socks or other things that we take for granted that I know they don't get. Much of the creature comforts that we are accustomed to they don't get because the facility doesn't have the budget for that kind of thing. The residents are always grateful for reading material of all kinds and I bet they would love the movies as well. After all they have a lot of time on their hands.
@doulaworks (1079)
• United States
30 Nov 08
besides ebay you could sell them on craigs list (no sellers fees) you can also donate any that are like new to toys for tots (drop boxes are found in most stores and banks) they would be welcome at a childrens ward in a hospital, or a shelter like domestic violence or homeless. What a great hing for you to have so many books and vhs tapes to share. They are great for family time and to build learning skills for kids that will last a life time... Be Well,
@katsmeow1213 (29029)
• United States
30 Nov 08
I don't believe in having too many books, lol. Are you on Freecycle? That would be a good way of getting rid of them, or you could try e-bay or donate them to the salvation army.