Hear me out – I know this time of year is already crazy, but it also happens to be the one time of year where we could all use a little extra money, especially when we’re in a traditionally underpaid field. One way that I’ve been able to do this is by reselling kids clothes with Kidizen. Kidizen is an app similar to poshmark or Mercari, but it’s focused on items for kids and moms. This focus makes the platform feel like a community.
Traditional side hustles tend to require some kind of investment, but if you already have kids then you probably have the materials you need for this one already taking up space in your home. I’ve tried everything I can think of to squeeze a little income out of the clothes that my daughter has outgrown – goodness know I paid enough for them in the first place! Let’s be real, no one comes to garage sales, consignment and second-hand stores give you pennies, and options like facebook marketplace are so big that it can be hard to tell who’s trying to scam you. Kidizen makes life so much easier.
The best part is that once you’ve listed something it can sit in your virtual store until it sells, making this a pretty passive way to get rid of those mountains of outgrow clothes.
Here are some photos of my shop so that you can get a better idea of what the platform looks like:
There are so many different things available on this platform, but I LOVE that it still feels small and focused. To give you an idea of the variety, I put together a gift guide full of Kidizen listings that would be perfect for any preschool classroom. Most of these items are half price when compared with the same item on the retailer’s website! You can check out all of these great finds by clicking on the photo below.
As if those discounted prices weren’t enough, you can use my link to save $5 on your first purchase! I’ll be the first to admit that most of my earnings go back into clothes from other sellers, but I can’t complain when I think about all of the benefits. I’m literally selling my daughter’s old clothes in order to make money for her new clothes AND reselling means I’m not contributing to the fast fashion industry. It’s also been a blessing to be able to find her favorite pieces of clothing in multiple sizes so that she can wear them even longer.
Even if you aren’t looking for a side hustle right now, I’d still recommend checking out Kidizen – you never know what you might find!