You might remember that one of my 2012 To Do’s was to move toward monetizing this blog. Of course, this can’t happen without advertisers. I’d like to point you today toward an excellent service that several of my friends have tried and recommended to me, and who just happen to be advertising through one of the networks I’ve recently discovered! Please note that I do get something like $1 if you choose to use this service for your own family through my link. However, I would not feature any service on this blog that I do not feel that I could conscientiously recommend. Thanks for your support!
The thredUP community – where moms swap kids clothes and toys. It’s easier than ever to hand-down outgrown children’s items and earn cashback. Use FREE USPS boxes or Concierge bags to de-clutter without leaving the house. Earn up to $10 for each great box you sell and up to $20 for each bag you stuff and return to us. Pick new boxes that start at just $9 and come full of great kids stuff. The average thredUP box has more than 15 items. It’s the best kids clothing deal anywhere!
How does it work?
- Gather all the clothing or books your child no longer reads, and list them by the boxful on thredUP.
- Sign-up for free and thredUP will send you complimentary empty USPS boxes (if you don’t want to wait, go grab them for free at your local post office).
- When another mom picks your box, thredUP lets you know. thredUP generates the shipping label and scheduldes home pick-up, so you can send without leaving the house.
It’s even easier than Goodwill and you’ll send your family’s once loved clothing and books directly to another child who wants them, and you’ll earn credits for boxes of gently used items that will be sent directly to you in the sizes and gender you specify.
What I’ve heard: several of my mom friends have done this and been very happy with the amount of clothing they get in exchange for sending theirs in. One mom said the box she received was “packed completely full” and that she was surprised how many clothes fit into it!