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Guest Frugal Fairfielder Blogger, and The Great American Apparel Diet Blogger, Cathy Curley, shares a great frugal find for free children’s clothing! It’s an offshoot of ThredUp for adults. Now, they are starting a kid’s version! READ ON:
Although I’ve written previously about not having an excess of clothing in MY closet, the same cannot be said for my kids. Having thoughtful friends and family with kids a bit larger than my own has assured that both of my boys have plenty of great-looking hand-me-downs filling their drawers and closets. Unfortunately, my boys keep growing (pesky kids!). But buying lots of new clothes just isn’t in the budget right now. I’m sure I know plenty of people in the same boat, so I’m thinking some clothing exchanges may be in order… kind of a modified version of TGAAD for kids.
Coordinating exchanges amongst lots of different people with various aged kids can be a challenge, though, so I’m going to try using ThredUp for kids to accomplish this task. Those of you with growing children may be interested in giving it a shot too. I know some of us have blogged about the ThredUp adult version not working out for some, but I’ve decided to give the kids’ site a go.
One thing I like about the kids’ version is that they will even coordinate swaps with your LOCAL friends for you at no cost. You can browse online to see what items & sizes your friends have available and grab them when you want… no need to pay for shipping! However, if you don’t have any local friends with whom to swap, ThredUp will have a nationwide network of participants sure to have clothing that suits your needs.
If the concept interests you, click here to find out more about their upcoming seed phase. The seed phase (which will populate ThredUp with clothing to prepare the site for launch) should begin in early March and anyone who signs up for the launch will be the first on board. Participating in the initial seed phase also has perks and benefits not available to the general population.
Happy swapping, everyone… I’m looking forward to hearing how this works out for people!
(To see the original post by Cathy, click here.)
Thank you, Cathy! ~Two Frugal Fairfielders