While dusting a shelf in the living room today I came across this fluffy teddy bear.
I like teddy bears in general but especially ones with white, sparkly fur – somehow they seem more unique or rare or something. I remember this one arriving to my house with a box of chocolates one Valentine’s Day.
The answer: Yes
Once I decided that someone would love this trio of bears more than I do I needed to find them a new home. But finding a new home for plush toys is not always easy. The good news is Project Smile is happy to adopt these cute and cuddly critters.
Then I went on a treasure hunt to locate even more plush friends to add to the box. Score!! I found a hippo (purchased at Kohl’s for Kohl’s Cares – I’d never seen a stuffed hippopotamus and I thought it was really cute.)
A beanie baby gorilla named Tumba – hmmm wait maybe this one is valuable. A quick look on Ebay and I got my hopes up. I saw multiple listing for the rare Tumba, $60.00 and more!
Then I filtered my search results to view only the sold listings. Bummer. They sell for about $2.50. Oh well, no island vacation for me by selling beanie babies.
Finally two Blue Nosed friends from the Carte Blanche card company. They were cute gifts. I still love the gift giver. But they have to go. I remembered my keep/toss question: will someone love this more than I do? The answer: YES! I’m tried of cleaning around these cute dust collectors.
1. as a reminder to drop it off to be mailed and
2. so I would not be tempted to open the box and pull one or two of these little guys out
(okay, mostly #2)
And there you have it. I successfully de-cluttered a good number of stuffed animals. I know these seven cute plush toys will find new homes with children who need them. And I now have two and a half shelves of free space! Or at least I will until Valentine’s Day when there is a good chance I’ll get another teddy bear.