I tried Thred Up, this is what happened…

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So… I really try to make the best, eco friendly, organic decisions that I possibly can. You know those funny videos that mock moms for packing the eco friendly packaged, vegan, organic snacks? I am that mom. I don’t really care about the jokes people make, what people think. I stand by what I do and I truly believe I am doing the best I can to reduce my family’s carbon footprint, make smart educated decisions and live a happy healthy life.

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When it came to clothes however, I have to admit I was a bit of a snob. I have hated the fact that the places I like to shop at for my son are not great for the environment or as cost effective as I would like. The stores I shop at dont sell clothes with organic cotton or eco friendly packaging. What can you do? Those boutiques are expensive and with a rambunctious little boy who likes to be in the dirt and lay on the floor, a good size wardrobe with durable clothing is necessary!! All of this and at a great price, not too much to ask right?? Before my son was born he had a larger wardrobe than I did. We didn’t have hardly anything used aside from a few hand-me-downs from a close friend. I didn’t know of a place where I could get high quality second hand clothes that didn’t smell thrifty and look ratty. It kind of freaked me out.

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This has all changed now. First of all I heard of Thred up on a Facebook ad. Usually I ignore these ads but I saw a cool video advertisement and thought wow that’s kind of cool! I was always looking for places to bring my clothes that I had gotten sick of or weren’t in style anymore and once I had my son, clothes that didn’t fit any longer! This site made it look incredibly easy, which for a busy working mom, seemed PERFECT!

So I gave it a try and sent in a nice big bag! To start, I have to be honest many of the things I sent in, were not really the quality for resale but I wanted to see what happened and I didn’t really care what they did with the items they didn’t accept. I sent in a combination of women’s clothes and baby clothes. Some items were definitely not in season, some items were missing the bottoms to a set or the top. So I was not surprised when my total for the bad of probably 35 items was about $10. I had wished I could get a little more but I had no idea how far $10 could go on Thred Up!

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So when it came time for me to spend that $10 I was so excited! As I started looking through the toddler boy clothes I was ASTOUNDED seeing gorgeous khaki pants from reputable children’s clothing companies for $2.99, $4.99 and $5.99!! I saw nice dress pants for a fraction of what they usually cost!! I saw amazing companies like Crew Kids, Tea, Gap and more, I just kept adding to my cart! After shopping I had a ton of clothes in my cart. Luckily there was a coupon on the site and I used my $10 credit too!

My total for about 12 items was about $28!!! I was stunned! My only concern was that I would get these items in the mail and they would be so clearly worn, used and not what I wanted. I could not have been more wrong! When my packages came in the mail, I got them in three disbursements, two in envelopes and one in a box. The reason for this is that some of the items were coming from different warehouse locations. The clothes were neatly folded and wrapped in tissue paper with a Thred Up sticker, they smelled nice and clean and absolutely no sign of heavy use wear or tear. I was so so happy and excited!

Needless to say, I will be sending more clothes in and shopping there more as well!! With kids, there are always stains, accidents, messy crafts and more. It feels so good to order clothes that are cute and look good but given new life after being used and then re-bought and used again! I honestly feel like every mom at-least even if she doesn’t want to shop here for herself should try it for her kids. This is an amazing company and these clothes are clean and in great shape!! I don’t worry as much if my son stains a shirt if it cost me $4 on Thred Up!! I definitely love to dress my son up for special occasions and this site has awesome items for those special moments! My son wore some khakis from Thred Up on his birthday!! Definitely try this site because you won’t be disappointed!!

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