It is well known that if mothers had business cards they would look more like business sheets due to the numerous responsibilities assigned to the title of ‘mom’. With twins, the duty of baby wrangler is at the top of the list, which usually feels very similar to cat wrangler. All kidding aside, in the tough economy one of the most important duties is that of financial planner; especially to a single mother.
One way to make money go farther is to shop…second-hand of course! Gently used, previously loved, second-hand, however it’s phrased; to many it means great deals. Second-hand stores can be a treasure trove of clothing, toys, equipment, and much more to both shop at and to sell your own items. Thus, these stores can be a very useful tool when they are found within the area, and here are two in the Metro East area!
Tot Spot Children’s Resale located in Edwardsville, Illinois. This resale store carries gently used clothes sizes newborn to children’s 10, shoes, toys, equipment such as strollers, high chairs, swings, baby carriers as well as brand new cloth diapers by Fuzzibunz, and new hand-made items such as hair bows and croched hats. An appointment is necessary to sell them good quality used clothes however equipment may be brought in anytime. Keep in mind that car seats and crib mattresses are not accepted. This store is packed to the brim with quality merchandise and definitely worth a visit! Browse carefully so great deals aren’t missed!
Tot Spot Children’s Resale – (618) 656-4000
405 E. Vandalia, Edwardsville, Il. 62025 – Get Directions to Tot Spot
Check them out on Facebook /totspotresale
Wee-Peats Kids Resale in Swansea sells high quality, slightly experienced clothes for children sizes newborn to kid’s 12 and much more! They also sell equipment items such as walkers, strollers, high chairs, as well as shoes, diaper bags, maternity clothes and new, unused Fuzzibunz cloth diapers! Don’t forget to check out the dresser filled with onesies of all color and style for only .75¢ each! They purchase items Tuesday-Saturday and no appointment is necessary. Larger equipment items are sold on consignment however when selling clothes, choose whether to leave with cash or a higher dollar amount in store credit. For more details go to www.wee-peatskids.com. They do not buy or resell car seats, mattresses or toys. This store is the one to visit if you’re searching for high-end brand-name clothing.
Wee-Peats Kids Resale – (618) 234-4689
208 Frank Scott Parkway, Swansea, Il. 62220 – Get Directions to Wee-Peats
Check them out on Facebook/weepeatskids or Twitter @WeePeatsKids
Children (especially babies) grown out of their clothes so quickly it’s often impractical to purchase brand new clothing every few months. Buy gently used and get more for the money. Then, when they grow out of all that cute clothing, or bouncers and swings, bring them into a second-hand store and get some money back to buy to get more baby supplies. Reuse, Reduce, and Shop Local