New parents will quickly learn what experienced parents already know, having a child can be expensive. With all the baby gear, toys, clothes, diapers, wipes, formula, food, it can often seem like all your wages go into stuff for your kids. But, it doesn’t have to be like this. There are a few great places were you can do cheap shopping for kid’s stuff. These tips are also great for parents of multiples or those with big families, which often have a smaller budget for kid’s stuff.

One of the best resources for cheap shopping for kid’s stuff is Craig’s List. Kids do not wear their clothes for very long, and quickly outgrow many of their toys. These are great items to resell; allowing both the seller to make a little money back while the buyer saves a lot on the purchase price. Go directly to the kid’s section and browse through what is available. If the ad does not provide a picture, ask for one from the seller. Also, if possible, do not send payments for an item until you see it. Try to purchase items locally to be safe and eliminate the potential of being scammed.

Local consignment shops are the perfect place to purchase gently used items for a huge discount off of retail prices. Many parents also feel safer purchasing items from a consignment shop, rather then sending money to someone online in hopes of getting the item back in the mail. You can see, feel, and even smell the item you are buying, to make sure it is worth the price, has all the parts, and works properly.

After you’ve found all your great deals, your kids have used the items, go ahead and resell everything that is in good condition. You’ll make some money back and also provide someone else the ability to have a great item at a discounted price.

 

 

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