Freeing up Space and Making Some Mad Money with Music Magpie

magpieI’ve chatted a lot about staying organized and de-cluttering my house this year. I’m slowly but surely doing that.

One area that needs work is our pile of DVDs, CDs, and Video Games. Since we stream or rent almost all of our movies now and our music is digitally stored on our phones, I am finding that I don’t need these anymore. Well, the video games are needed my boys might argue.

The best way I know how to get rid of unwanted items is to donate. I have also sold them in the past, but it just takes time to list everything and then have to mail it out, etc.

Well, my life may have just gotten easier. I found

Quickly type in the barcode or use their phone app to scan your movie. A price comes up on what they will instantly pay you. So cool! Then you print out their shipping label to mail to them for Free.

I will definitely be scanning all my DVDs and CDs this weekend. Very anxious to have this task crossed off my list and my space cleared out. Yay!

I do like donating, but as my mom always says ‘it’s nice to have a little mad money too!’

Will you be checking out to get rid of unused movies, music and games?



Happy Birthday to Mercer Mayer Autographed Book Giveaway

Award-winning American children’s book author and illustrator Mercer Mayer is turning the 69!

His most famous character, Little Critter, appeared in the book Just For You in 1975. We had this book and many many more when I was a kid. Actually, many of my childhood paperbacks are now on my children’s bookshelf. My favorite is I Was So Mad. Makes us giggle!

“Most of my books are about things that happened to me when I was a little kid,” says Mercer. “Now that I’m a big kid, I write about things that happen now, especially with my own children and grandchildren. They always remind me of what it is like to be little.”

There is another reason Mercer Mayer and his publishing company Silver Dolphin Books are celebrating. Next month will launch the very first app…Little Critter: The Trip.

You will be able to take an action-packed car trip with Little Critter, Little Sister, Mom and Dad in which everything imaginable happens—literally—from A to Z, in this fun-filled interactive app! “B is for bad” when the “T is for tire” goes flat! And “L is for lost” when where did the “R is for road” go? Little Critters’ trip is full of humorous ups and downs like the actual road they’re following! It’s up to you and Little Critter to help find the way, fix the car when it breaks down, and play lots of fun “G is for games” with Little Sister to pass the time! Kids learn along with Little Critter as, true to his nature, he cheers you on to scale new heights!

To further celebrate Mercer Mayer’s birthday visit the Silver Dolphin website for FREE holiday e-cards!

Check back as they will be posting some Little Critter activity sheets for some holiday fun!

WIN an autographed copy of LITTLE CRITTER’S SNOWBALL SOUP by Mercer Mayer!

A“My First I Can Read” book for readers ages 4 and up. A fun winter-themed book that ties so well into this festive time of year—join Little Critter, Little Sister, and Dog as they make their new friend the snowman a tasty treat—Snowball soup! 

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