Dust Off Those Cobwebs and Sell Your Old Paraphernalia

Kids grow fast. That’s no secret. It seems like you just bought them that adorable outfit or those really necessary cleats for soccer when suddenly they’re too tight. Growing children are a good thing, but it gets expensive! Sometimes it seems that the only way to keep your kid’s closet stocked without being stuffed is to buy and sell gently loved clothing, which, when you think about it, is actually a great idea.

Having a network of consignment shops where you can buy and sell clothing and gear you’re not using anymore is a great way to save money while getting rid of stuff you don’t want anymore. You can declutter while earning money, and other moms benefit from your ingenuity. Not only that, but you can save money by buying at consignment shops. When you buy and sell your kids’ gently used clothes and equipment, you save space, money, and your sanity.

Consignment shops allow you to buy and sell clothes your kids don’t wear anymore, so it’s like you break even. You never know what treasures you might find at a consignment shop. Going to consignment will help you declutter your closet of stuff your kid won’t ever wear again.

Another way to buy and sell outgrown items is to ask your friends what their favorite shop is. Going to their favorite consignment stores helps you find styles you’ll love while you declutter your home. Your network of friends might know the best consignment shops to buy and sell your kids’ clothing and gear, and especially in the case of sporting equipment, you could earn a lot, depending on its condition.

That’s another thing kids outgrow quickly: interest in particular sports or activities. Your child might love skiing when she’s 8, but quickly lose interest, and then what are you going to do with that expensive equipment? Same for school sports, musical instruments, or age-appropriate toys. Declutter by clearing out anything she hasn’t used in a while, and sell it at consignment. Then use the money for new equipment for her new interests. That equipment takes up a lot of space, and you can quickly declutter your garage or home by getting rid of it.

There’s no point in hanging on to clothes and equipment that are not being used. By selling outgrown clothing and gear, you get to declutter your home, save a little money, and restore your sanity.

Author: molly

Mom of 2 energetic boys, entrepreneur, registered dietitian and Scandal fan. In her 15 minutes of free time each day, she enjoys cooking, reading, and sampling craft beers. She blogs about motherhood, social media and beer. Find more of Molly at @swsprouts @bloggerithm and @itsaboutbeer.

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