You probably know by now how much I like PaperBackSwap, a resource no bookworm should be without…
Well, I recently found a similar site for swapping kids’ clothes: ThredUp.
It’s free to join, and simple to use.
You sort your kids’ clothes by size and gender, then cram as many as you can into a Medium Flat Rate Box (as soon as you sign up, ThredUp will automatically order some for you!) – and there are plenty of tutorials to help with every step of the process.
You’ll be surprised just how many items of clothing you can get in there – and just remember, that’s about how many you’ll be *getting* on the other end of the swap!
Once someone “picks” your box, you just click to print out a pre-paid label, and leave it out for the mail carrier… And now you’ve earned a pick!
You sort through the boxes looking for whatever you want… gender, size, season, and even some specialty choices.
Be sure to read descriptions, look at photos if links are provided, and check out the sender’s rating. Not every box listed is the perfect one you might wish for!
Mamas have started boxing up lots of other goodies besides clothes – everything from diapers, to Boppy pillows, to nursing clothes, to purses… There’s even talk of an official ThredUp Toy Swap being organized for the holidays!
When you find one you like, you click to pick it, and pay $5 plus the shipping ($10.70). In just a couple of days it will show up on your doorstep.
Make sure you leave a review on the site. A lot of the mamas are very active in the ThredUp community, and the ratings mean a lot!
There are also some special benefits for military families, so make sure to check the appropriate boxes when you sign up. Sara, the resident Military Mama also keeps track of the friendly rivalry to find out which service, and which base, has the most members!
Well, what are you waiting for? Head over to ThredUp and check it out!
Now through December 15th, you can get a free “PRO” membership for two months. Use the code pro253 at checkout to take advantage, and access some extras like early access, the “compare” feature, etc.