Isabelle is now 30 months old, she’s no longer a baby; she is fast outgrowing her toddler years and it wont be long before she heads off to school. It really doesn’t seem like she has been a baby for long, in reality it has flown by.
You don’t see it at the time but children outgrow things at a rapid rate, just to put it into perspective, we managed to get a whole four months use out of the Moses basket and the rainforest Jumperoo which I just had to have, received a whole three months use before it was packed away. At the rate she is growing we are surrounded by stuff, lots of baby and toddler items slowly taking over our house. There are items I want to keep to save me purchasing them again if we do have another child but when I am fighting for space I have to be realistic and think do I really need the 5 car seats and the 3 prams?
Since they take up far too much space and my purchasing is creating a rather significant dent in our purses, there was only one thing I could do. A simple solution to the vast collection of items collecting dust as they have no been used in months, to pass them on to other mums, sell the unused items to try and make some of the money back.
When I looked into it, I discovered the market for pre-loved baby items is huge, everything sells from prams right down to clothes and toys. Parents everywhere looking for bargains to be had. I was a little doubtful at first but soon found out that it was really simple, I didn’t even have to limit myself to local buyers. Arranging couriers for collection and delivery was easy and straight forward. Within a few days I had my items listed on selling sites and groups and was ready to have them shipped off to their new homes. Even larger heavier items like prams were easy to send using couriers for prices a low as £10, I didn’t have to worry about the items not getting to their destination as I could track them from the moment that they left my house either online or even using Contact DPD if I didn’t have the courier number to hand. If there was ever any damage to the items, I needn’t worry as they were insured but so far this has never happened.
Selling my items has cleared up a lot of space but has also created opportunities for me to buy more as Isabelle gets older. If could be an option for you to consider if you to are drowning under baby items that you no longer use.