I'll admit it...sometimes the idea of taking all those used baby and kids clothes to the consignment shop seems time consuming and overwhelming. After bagging up all of the clothes and trekking to the shop, I cross my fingers that the merchant will take at least half of them. I then make a second trip to the local thrift store to off-load the rest.
I really do love consignment shops. It's where I buy most of my children's clothes and I understand that in order to buy the clothes, someone must make the effort to provide them. Got it. I'm just looking for additional time and cost-saving options.
I'm thrilled to have discovered an alternative solution. Last night at the See Jane Do Soiree into Action I met Meg Franz. Meg is the founder of Peace Love Swap. Her mission is to "keep gently used baby, kid, and maternity items out of our landfills, and to donate to local charities by hosting fun, affordable, family friendly swaps where moms and dads can exchange their unwanted and/or outgrown items with other local parents" She makes it simple and easy to get rid of the old and bring in the new.
Meg encourages everyone to bring their gently used baby, kid, teen or maternity clothes. Following, you can acquire other good stuff your kids might want to wear. And it's a free exchange! Get rid of what you don't want and take what you need.
Here is more info about the event:
Nevada County Kid's Swap
Gold Country Gymnastics:
110 Spring Hill Dr #14
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Date: First Saturday of every month ~
next swap is Saturday, November 7
Time: Drop off items between 8:30am - 9:30am You drop your stuff & get a ticket (keep the ticket you will need it to get in to the kid's swap). Play with your kids in the gym while we organize
Swap starts at 10am until 11:30am
** you can also drop your items off any time prior to an event ~ just email or call to set up a time to drop items off any time prior to an event.
Cost: $5 donation
Meg says, "If you can't afford to donate $5 - Maybe you can donate a little time instead? I need volunteers** To volunteer your time- please email.