TO GARAGE SALE OR NOT TO GARAGE SALE? THERE IS NO QUESTION. SWAP.COM INSTEAD!!

Having a garage sale this time of the year might sound like a good idea. That is until you actually start organizing one and realize the amount of time and effort involved in pulling it all together. It will take hours of work to sort through every item you want to sell, price it, set up everything outside and then deal for hours upon hours with hoards of people haggling with you over a $1 item.

At the end of the two day garage sale ordeal, you will be left with some items, no patience and a little bit of money for hours upon hours of work.

So, how do you get all your outgrown and unused kids’ items out of your house and make a profit easily? You send them to Swap.com.

Swap.com will make the experience of getting rid of unused and outgrown kids’ items an easy, lucrative experience. Just pack your gently used items in a box, send it to us and, once you receive a link with the items photographed, name your price for the items. That’s it! You will receive a check in the mail when your things sell, no haggling, no bartering, no hours sitting in the sun or rain dealing with hoards of people.

Also, at Swap.com you can purchase new items to replace the once your kids outgrew or buy anything on your summer list for a fraction of the price at retail stores and you can do it from the comfort of your home. New clothes, toys, books, movies, games and sports equipment that have been thoroughly inspected to ensure quality are just a click away.

So, if you’re tempted to do a garage sale, save yourself some time, work and aggravation and just send your kids’ items to Swap.com, we will do the work for you, no haggling required.

Pre-owned Maternity Clothes, Almost Free!

The glow of pregnancy is a great concept that is not universally embraced by all pregnant women. At least in the sense that many of us don’t feel like we’re glowing as much as incredibly uncomfortable and huge as a house, but then again, I may be speaking just from my own experience.

One of the challenges of having your body change and grow over nine months is, simply enough, finding clothes that fit and don’t make us look like a tent.

Another challenge is that most pregnant women will go through different sizes as they move from trimester to trimester, so that cute pair of pants in a size small or medium you bought in your second trimester, might not fit when you enter the eighth month.

While there are some days when pregnant – and let’s face it, non-pregnant women too- just want to wear yoga pants and lounge wear, there will also be many occasions during those four to five months – when the belly is at its most glorious –  when we will want to look cute and stylish.

The changing sizes and the brevity of pregnancy (we know it doesn’t seem that way at the end) make buying new clothes seem almost wasteful. Also, buying maternity clothes when we need so many things for the baby might be a financial stretch for many of us. Yes, it is a tough balance: we want to look cute and stylish while being comfortable, but we also have a budget to consider.

That is why pre-owned maternity clothes are such a wonderful idea. For a fraction of the cost of new clothes, you can buy maternity clothes that, in most cases, are almost like new.

At consignment stores like Swap.com, every piece of clothing is inspected for quality, cleanliness and odors before being put on sale on the site, so you know that whatever you buy is as clean as if you bought it from a store. The quality of each item is clearly explained with the description of each garment, so there are no unpleasant surprises. You will know if you’re buying something that is new-with- tags, like new or in good or fair condition.

The selection available at Swap.com is also much greater than what can be found at a single brick and mortar store. Swap.com has more than 2,000 pieces of maternity wear from a variety of brands: A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood Maternity, Mimi Maternity, Liz Lange Maternity, Gap, Old Navy and many others.

The best part is that, when you are done with the clothes, whatever is still in great shape, you can wash,pack and ship back to Swap.com to sell. That way, you are not only saving money when you buy pre-owned maternity clothes, you are also making the money you spent back, which might make your maternity wardrobe free or very close to it.

So next time you get the great news that you are expecting, just enjoy and celebrate your good fortune, knowing that you’ll look your best for much, much less with the help of Swap.com. And yes, we also have yoga pants and lounge wear.

 

By Marta Jiménez-Lutter (a Swap.com employee and mother of two boys)