ThredUP is the perfect site for families looking to cut clothing expenses and minimize clutter. The site allows you to buy a box full of gently used kids clothing for just $5 plus the cost of shipping. ThredUP doesn't provide pictures or exact descriptions of what's in each box, but you will get info on size, gender, season and colors. When the box arrives in the mail, you and your child get the chance to sort through and enjoy the surprises. The company even partners with retailers to provide GoldenThred boxes, which are full of new clothes for a few lucky site users. When you're ready to get rid of your child's old clothes, pack up your own box and list it for sale on the site.
In 2010, the company added toys to its popular clothing swap program. Rather than wasting money on brand new toys that your kids will soon tire of, spring for a full box of used games and toys for just $5.