Toy rental comes to save Seattle parents
If you have kids you automatically have too much stuff in your home. No matter how hard you try to keep the toy collection to a minimum the magic toy elves from beyond will manage to find their way into your home at night and leave plastic trinkets everywhere. Why they don’t take some when they leave is beyond me. They are kinda jerks that way.
There is a new service in Seattle that is ready to help you eliminate this endless toy clutter and lock those pesky elves out for good. Rent the Toy Chest lets kids play more while leaving less for parents to manage. Founded by Karen Whittier, a former preschool teacher, the service allows you to rent a box of toys for between 2 to 4 weeks with prices ranging from $2 to $30. The box is delivered to your front door on a day of your choosing. When the kids have gotten their fill of those toys Rent the Toy Chest has them picked up from your house. Bye-bye clutter and bored kids, hello living room floor and new toys!
How does it work? Go online and select toys from one of several categories – pretend play, puzzles, manipulatives, games, and even aromatheraPLAY dough. The toy options available have been carefully curated by Whittier to encourage play based learning and are not sorted in any typical gender based method. The toys are selected for their intrinsic value, not for commercial appeal so you won’t find the newest Dora the Explorer doll in the mix. Think more blocks, topical costumes, animal puzzles, and board games.
After you fill up your toy chest, schedule your delivery and the box will arrive at your doorstep. The delivery area is about a 50 mile radius from Greater Seattle, so odds are you are covered. The only downside of the service is that a person has to be home to sign for the toys and check for the completeness of the order, but it is a small price to pay for the hours of peace and quiet a box of new toys will buy you!
When you are done with your chosen rental time frame, pack up the toys and send them on their way! No more clutter and no more unused toys taking up space. Another perk of the service is the cost savings. Toys, especially the high quality puppets and costumes, can cost a ton of money. Rent the Toy Chest allows your kids access to those toys without the high price tag. And let’s not forget the environmental benefit of all that toy packaging being kept out a landfill!
Check out Rent the Toy Chest online here.