Last week, I wrote about my first graders having "space issues" in my classroom. Lucky for my students, their problem was solved. At home, however, I have not been so fortunate.
One of the biggest sacrifices to living in San Francisco is space. My husband and I are determined to stay in this great city, even if it means living in less than 1,000 square feet. Once Emi arrived, it became very apparent that we had a baby in our home. Our apartment literally looked like the baby fairy had come and sprinkled baby clutter in every nook and cranny. While we were lucky to be able to borrow and return many items when Emi was a baby, now that she is older, she has more toys and we have less space. Tyler is all about decorative storage, where as I’m more about giving toys away. When you have 4 sets of grandparents, though, it’s hard to give away items without getting caught. To remedy this situation, I found a perfect solution to our space issues, BabyPlays.
BabyPlays works very much like Netflix, but with toys. Simply go to their website, select the toys you want, add them to your wish list, and they will be delivered to your doorstep. Toys may be sorted by category or by age. Most of the toys do not require assembly and come with batteries already installed! You can keep the toys for 30-60 days, depending on your plan, and then send them back in the same prepaid box they came in. If you decide to purchase the toys, BabyPlays will give you a discount. All of the toys are sanitized with an organic cleaner, lead tested, and exceed US safety standards.
If you can, commit to a six month plan, since it is the most cost effective. By doing so, you could have 5 toys wrapped and under the tree for only $27! If any grandparents are reading this, Emi sure would enjoy a six month subscription (or a 4 bedroom home in Pacific Heights) and her parents would really appreciate reclaiming some of their space back.