As far as I can tell, we are all finding creative ways to weather this recession. Yesterday I saw a friend who sewed lace over a cheap-o black skirt from Old Navy and--no joke--I asked her if the skirt was Marni. Kudos S--will you make me one please?
I am not sure I have the skill to transform my Target duds to masterpieces just yet. But I did happen upon this site that may save me some money on toys. An idea after the heart of your most hard-core "Uncle" who can "get it cheaper", Toy Swap fulfills most moms' dual desires to save precious cash and reduce clutter, all the while being able to offer the kids new stuff. Win, win, win, no?
Some of how it works:
- Free membership for buying or selling
- First swap is free
- More than 10,000 members trade toys within seven clear price ranges.
- The site collects a $1 fee for each swap.
- Categories list all toys currently up for grabs, including any that you list; you work out a swap for desired toys via email with other members.
- All correspondence and agreements go through the Toy Swap site manager.