If you haven’t jumped on any of the recent children’s bandwagons, this would be the one to jump on. And with both feet, my friends. I know what you’re thinking… eeewww, I would never put my kids in used clothes. Or, I’m not poor, so why would I buy second-hand? I used to think those things too. I’m here to tell you that buying gently used kid stuff is OK. It’s kind on your pocket-book AND the environment. Now why would you say no to that?
Another cool thing about these stores is that they pay you out right for your stuff that you no longer use. I have made oodles of money on things I would ordinarily give away or try to sell for quarters at my annual garage sale. Most of the stores give you store credit, and a small percentage more than they’d pay you in cash. I usually take that money and spend it in the store on more stuff! Win win.
Recycling is hip and cool, my friends. It is mind-blurring how quickly kids go through clothes and toys. And not to mention all the junk we buy as first-time mothers when we have no clue. Why not pass it on to another unassuming newbie?
Today I went to my favorite neighborhood kids resale store. I’m on their email list and I hit them up on a day they were offering 50% off. 50% off of cheap is pretty much free in my book. So, for $15 I scored 5 name brand tops, a pair of Nike sneakers, and a bag (yes, I said bag) of My Little Ponys for my little princess.
I love being able to go shopping and not get hell for it when I get home. In fact, D gave me a high-five 😉