Do you have a tower of boxes filled with pint-sized jumpsuits and sun-faded pullovers that your kids have outgrown? Perhaps it’s the gingham romper your son wore just once to a close friend’s wedding or an ice lolly stained sundress your daughter once wore to the beach. Letting go of your children’s outgrown clothes can be bittersweet but it is the best way to free up your space and usher in new mementos.
If you are looking for ways to free up your storage space and get rid of the old clothes, here are four tips that may help:
Organize a yard sale
A local yard sale is often the go-to option for selling old items like furniture, clothes and random knick knacks. All you need to do is gather the items for sale, price your goods and display them in your front yard. Just make sure to check with your city or homeowner’s association if you need a permit to have a garage sale.
You can also join a yard sale online. Almost every city has a yard sale group on Facebook. You simply need to join the group, post pictures of your items and wait for any interested buyers to comment. Once you’ve found a buyer, you can meet up to finish the transaction.
Auction it online
eBay and Craigslist are probably the first sites you think of when it comes to online auctions. Everyone knows you can sell almost anything there, from kid’s clothes to toys, and even used books. The good thing about these sites is that you can reach millions of people and you can sign up for free.
Try niche sites and apps
Aside from posting your items through social media and auction sites, you can also used specialized apps to sell used clothes. Here are two niche sites you can check out:
ThredUp is one of the most popular sites for buying and selling used clothes, including kid’s clothes. All you need to do is request a cleanout kit, fill it with your items and drop-off your Clean Out Bag at your local post office or schedule a free residential pickup. Once they finish going through your items, they will email you with the amount you’ve earned .
If you are lucky enough to have a KidtoKid store near you, you can drop-off all your outgrown kids clothes to the nearest store and get paid. They will check your items and give you cash or store credit. The best thing about their buy and sell program is that they also accept used kids toys and books.
Set up an online site
For moms with an entrepreneurial bent, why not set up an online store for used kids clothes? There are plenty of online tools that can help you create an online shop from scratch. With a little elbow grease, you can turn this small project into an actual business.