Don’t Fear 2nd Hand

When I was first pregnant I swore that I would buy everything new for my child, now that he’s hitting the age of a toddler and needing/wanting bigger things I simply shake my head at the concept of buying some things new. In the past few weeks I’ve been scouring local ads for cheap, gently used toys and such. A few weeks ago I bought a Little Tikes toy box, it looked like new (because really how the heck do you really get any wear out of a big plastic toy box?) I would have paid $80 retail for this thing and got it for $25. I was so impressed with myself since I was going to buy one either way and ended up saving on it.

Yesterday I bought my son a plastic Little Tikes picnic table, it might eventually go outside on the deck if I find more of an art table for the boy… it usually runs around $65 for this table. I bought it for a cool $10, all hubby and I needed to do was give it a good wipe down since it had been sitting in storage. I’m so pleased, at the moment he’s sitting at it eating his breakfast and when he’s done I can always move it back against the wall. So we’re looking at spending $35 for $145 worth of stuff (not including tax) which leaves me with more money! And in this day and age money is always a good thing J So I encourage mom’s not to turn your nose up the at idea of 2nd hand, I did for the longest time but in reality there’s a lot out there that barely gets used because children out grow it so easily and 9 times out of 10 its in brand spanking new condition.

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I'm here to talk about not only the joys of motherhood but also the (not so much joys) of living in a high society world that you're judged upon your looks... where I live you need to be a 7 to gain beach access, an 8 to walk around half naked in the summertime and atleast a 9 to hold your head up high. I'm Vanity Mom. I will be talking about things such as parenting (of course) beauty tips for moms, exercise, and eating healthy... all while doing this with a kid biting the hell out of your leg because he's teething.
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One Response to Don’t Fear 2nd Hand

  1. linzster says:

    I am a big fan of the mega-consignment sales. We have a bunch in our area. It seems like mothers helping mothers make motherhood affordable.

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