If you are a child of the 90’s like many of us are, you probably still have a box or basket stuffed in the back of your closet that holds your investment beanie babies. Yes, they are not worth anything compared to how much you thought they would be worth when you bought them, and yes you did not get to pay your college tuition off with them, but they are not quite worthless. There are many things you can do with your “Beany Babies” that can have you smiling instead of cursing when you hear their name.
The first step in using your bean babies is to forgive them for not being worth the money you thought they would be. Being a child you could not have predicted that your five to eight dollars would not grow into twenty five or eighty when you bought them, and that can lead to some harsh feelings about the tiny fluffy little things. Take a good look at them, think about how cute and cuddly they are and not about the soul wrenching disappointment they created when you found out they were worthless.
Now then, look about your home and car and see where you can use a “Beany Baby” to help solve in its cute little creative way.
One thing you can do with a “Beany Baby” is create a GPS holder with one. To do this you can either get creative with a sewing needle and fabric or simply stick your GPS’s stalk into the cup holder of your vehicle and lay a “Beany Baby” over the top of the holder; this will weigh down the GPS allowing it to stay upright in the cup holder.
Something you can do around the office is using them as a paper weight. Paper weights may be one of the most useless things you can have, but having one on your desk at work is not only utilitarian, but hopefully brightens your day and your office and allows for some whimsical fun. Do not attempt this if seeing a “Beany Baby” still fills you with negative thoughts.
Many people tie stuffed animals to the grill of their ATV’s and other vehicles in order to decorate in a strange way. There is no reason you cannot do this with your “Beany Babies”
Putting them on your bed is another great way to decorate, since they are worthless now you can rip off the tags like you might have wanted to do when you were seven and just toss them about your bed.
If all else fails take your “Beany Babies” and sell them at a yard sale, They will fetch about 25 cents to one dollar a piece, hardly what they should have been worth I know, But at least then they will be played with, as they were always meant to be.