So a Tweet told me to check out a kids clothing swap website. It’s called ThredUp. Basically you swap boxes of kids clothes for a small fee. You can also swap tops, books or media. You can list your own kids clothes and get rid of them for free (shipping and all). The only time you ever pay is when you want a box. The cost of one box is $5 plus shipping ($10.70).

I decided to search for a box for my daughter. I found one with the following criteria in mind: Girls, size 5T, Spring/Summer clothes and mixed tops/bottoms. What I got in the results was a box from Jessica that included 10 various shirts, skirts and shorts from Old Navy, Carters, OshKosh and more. Not bad for $15.95 (total).  There are no pictures associated with this service, so you have to read the listing very well. Jessica had more than 125 points (the higher the better) and a solid 5-star feedback rating from buyers. So I decided to go for it. The box is listed to include 4 short-sleeve shirts, 4 sleeveless tops, 5 shorts, and 1 skirt. I bought the box and a couple days later I got a confirmation email that the box was being sent. The email encourages me to list a box, which I will have to do at a later date.

What a great idea, time to go through my child’s closet. When someone selects a box I have listed, I don’t have to pay anything and I get to print out a pre-paid shipping sticker, so I don’t pay for shipping. Plus I get rid of the items to another family for free!

Sign up for thredUP – kids clothing swap – free membership.

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Originally from Virginia, Jennifer C. Sellers is passionate about sustainability and conservation in South Carolina and throughout the world. She earned her BA in English from Coastal Carolina University and her MAS in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. She is a university sustainability coordinator that implements programs and teaches people about going green and being sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @MyGreenGlasses

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