Launching Whirli a new way with toys

We are currently considering moving. Partly because we have out grown the house and partly because both working reasonably demanding jobs we need to think about childcare. It wasn’t until I started this process and looked around the house that I realised just how much clutter we have. Taking a second look I realised that a lot of it is kids toys. Honestly it seems as though they have multiplied on their own. So when Whirli got in contact and told me about their new children’s toy service it really struck a cord with me.

Imagine a service which allows you to pick up to the minute toys, get them delivered to home for the children to play with. Then once they are bored or fancy something else you package them up, send them back and wait for your next exciting parcel. Whirli’s strapline is Get, Play, Give, Repeat and heres how it works:

There are a number of reasons why I think this would really work for us. Firstly I had no idea that the average spend on kids toys a year is £350. Which is a lot of money especially when multiplied by the number of children you have.

I recently watched a documentary on TV about landfill and seeing exactly what was still in one piece fifty years later and it was horrifying. So many toys end up in landfill and plastic doesn’t break down. Apart form a handful of toys which we will hang onto many of ours could potentially end up there. Its so much more socially responsible to give them away to other Whirli members. We buy toys to further out children’s development, but it won’t be much good if we leave them a planet which is on its knees.

I am trying to teach Kipper about sharing at the moment. With an older brother its easier than when Monkey was the same age. By using Whirli this will help promote it even further, especially if they are involved in the packaging up process.

It also means that the clutter that is driving me slightly bonkers can be gone. I no longer need to think about which charity shop or mothers group may want our used toys. Being a busy working mum this affords me valuable head space! With loads of toys to choose from, value for money, free delivery and returns there really is no reason not to do it.

As a parent I think its natural to have concerns around quality and cleanliness. Whirli have thought about this and will make sure every box is up to scratch. That toys are not damaged or have parts missing and perhaps more importantly sanitised.

The website is now live and can be found here. If you are interested then you need to go over and register now for the service which will be opening officially in November for a limited number of people before opening up fully in February. By using the code MUDPF032 when you register you will be given priority and bumped up the queue.* With all the benefits Whirli brings I can see it being extremely popular. I have already registered as I can really see this saving my sanity. My starting position without the code above was 1300. Which goes to show just how popular it is since it only launched last week. If you want to get closer to the top then please make sure you use the code. When you register you will be sent a confirmation email, clicking through this will take you to a webpage where you can enter your code. My place went from 1300 to within in the top 100 by using it.

Whirli also have an instagram page and facebook page which you can keep up to date with developments. Plus the opportunity to enter future competitions.

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*Please note that Whirli can not guarantee how far up the queue you will be bumped.

This post was written in collaboration with Whirli, I have been compensated for my time. Mudpie Fridays registering is not part of the contract I genuinely think this could make a big difference in our household.   

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16 Comments

  1. Margaret Gallagher
    September 18, 2018 / 8:58 am

    Ingenious certainly one to look out for

  2. paula cheadle
    September 18, 2018 / 10:56 am

    this is a brilliant idea

  3. Samantha O'D
    September 18, 2018 / 3:16 pm

    Great idea

  4. Rebecca Whatmore
    September 18, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    Such a good idea. Good luck if you do decide to move – it’s stressful!

  5. Susan B
    September 19, 2018 / 2:10 am

    What an excellent idea. Children do get bought lots of things these days so get bored with them easily and don’t really appreciate the effort and sacrifice that may have gone into the purchase.
    A house move is an exciting time. Wishing you luck with it all.

  6. September 19, 2018 / 5:08 am

    Looks like an amazing service to cut down on clutter! #BloggerClubUK

  7. September 19, 2018 / 9:12 am

    Love the idea! Kids tire of their toys too fast!

    #BloggerClubUk

  8. September 19, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    What a great idea. Hope it does well. Should do. #BloggerClubUK

  9. September 19, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    Oh this is such a good idea especially when kids get bored so easily. It’s nice to swap the toys for something new x #BloggerClubUK

  10. September 19, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    What a great idea which I am sure will prove to be popular good luck house hunting #bloggerclubuk

  11. paula cheadle
    September 20, 2018 / 10:40 am

    I love this idea

  12. September 21, 2018 / 9:38 am

    This is a brilliant idea – love it. Good luck with house hunting #BloggerClubUk

  13. paula cheadle
    September 21, 2018 / 10:31 am

    will the kids want to part with certain toys, I wonder if there will be tears

  14. September 24, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    Inspired idea! #BloggerClubUK

  15. September 25, 2018 / 10:21 am

    This is a fab idea to keep children interested in toys by swapping them around. I would have been worried about the cleanliness but glad they’ve organised it and check every toy #bloggerclubuk

  16. A S,Edinburgh
    October 26, 2018 / 9:40 am

    This is such a good idea, I’m sure it’ll help people a lot.

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