3 Places to Sell Your Children’s Clothes for Quick Cash

by Ashley Eneriz · 10 comments

I think every parent can relate to having way too many baby and kid clothes piled up in their homes. It seems like no matter what, clothing quickly piles up from hand-me-downs and gifts — even if you never buy new clothing for your children.

In an effort to get rid of the excess clutter while making some extra money, over the past three years, I have sold baby and kid clothes in several different ways.

Here are 3 of my favorite places to sell children’s clothes quickly and easily.

1. eBay Listings

eBay is the perfect place to sell children’s clothes if you have a nearly-new outfit or brand name item. Start off by searching the pieces currently listed on eBay that are similar to yours.

Check the “Completed Listing” tab to see how much an item you’re trying to sell has sold for. Brands that I’ve seen have the most success selling on eBay are; Gymboree, Janie and Jack, some Guess and Gap pieces, and anything else that’s considered high-end.

If you can make at least a $3-4 profit (after shipping costs and eBay’s cut), then it’s usually worth the 5-10 minutes it takes to list it.

2. Consignment Sales and Stores

For more common brands, such as Carter’s, Gap, Guess, and Cherokee, I’ve found that those pieces do better at a consignment shop.

I’ve sold at both bi-annual consignment sales, as well as straight to consignment stores. I favor the bi-annual consignment sale because I’m able to price items how I want, and if they sell I get 65% of the final price.

The only downside, however, is that going the consignment route can be time consuming to prep all of the items. You have to clean, hang, and price everything, and it usually has to be in the right season for the items to be accepted.

Additionally, consignment stores can be a hit and miss. Sometimes the employee will give you a fair price for an item, and other times you could sell your items at a garage sale for a better price. I like that many consignment stores offer a higher payout price for store credit, which is extremely helpful if you need to save money on new clothes for your child.

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3. Online Trade-In Sites

There are a lot of consignment store-like shops online that make trading in clothes for money super simple. I have used ThredUp.com and Kindermint.com (now merged into the same site) in the past, and there are many more sites available.

Just like a consignment store, these sites are a hit-and-miss for how much money you’ll make. There have been times where I mailed in a bag of just a few outgrown items and was pleasantly surprised to make more than I paid for the items. Especially when I originally purchased the clothes for less than a dollar or two a piece from shopping second hand.

On the other side, there have been times where I filled up a huge bag to the very top of clothes, and ended up getting a payout of $5. The bag was a mixture of good-to-used clothing in average brands, so I figured I’d at least get an offer for $10-20 for the bag, since there were probably 50 pieces in there.

As long as you don’t expect a huge payout, I think these sites are a great way to declutter quickly. All you have to do is request a bag (sometimes they make you pay for it first and then refund you after they receive the bag). Once your bag arrives, fill it up, and then just request a USPS pick up, or drop it off at the post office.

Sometimes you may not make a huge amount of extra cash when selling your child’s clothes. But making the most of these places is fastest way to get rid of outgrown clothing.

What’s your favorite way to sell or get rid of outgrown baby and kid clothes? How do you make extra cash from children’s items?

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  • Shammy Petersons says:

    It sure was nice when you said that consignment stores offer a higher payout price for store credits, and they can allow you to price your items. We have more than 3 boxes of preloved clothes for our children, and we wanted to get rid of them. It would be nice for us to consider finding a consignment store so we can earn some extra out of the used clothes. Thanks!

  • Maggie Blockwood says:

    Would like to find out how to sell Onesies on the site name of the site pls

  • aurora says:

    They have nice everyday clothes as well as fancy clothes. Wholesale Clothing USA This wholesaler offers comfortable fabric for baby clothes at

  • Debbie Dehner says:

    I have some new baby clothes, diapers, receiving blankets, I would like to get some cash for. Is that something you do? Please get back with me ASAP.


    • David @ MoneyNing.com says:

      MoneyNing.com is an informational site and don’t offer selling services. You might want to hold a yard sale to sell your baby clothes, or sell them on Craigslist!

  • lalitha daniels says:

    I have barely used baby cloths ,where can I sell

  • Che'rie Mitchell says:

    I make one of a kind, hand-painted quilts (30″x50″) plus a cafe’ style curtain and three-piece wall hanging. The theme and color is chosen by the customer. The cost is $150.00 and shipping is free.

    Thank you for your interest.

  • Trish McDermott says:

    If you don’t want to sell the gear, and instead want to rent it to earn extra money each month, visit us at Babierge.

    We set you up with a web site so you can rent baby gear (toys, games and books too) to traveling families vacationing in your area who don’t want to pack all that gear for their flight (and pay for it as extra baggage).

    The work is fun (parents love it when their gear arrives – and so do the babies) and helps you earn a little extra income each month. I rent gear in the San Francisco East Bay. You get really busy during the holidays and summer vacation time too.

  • Jim says:

    Next time try sending to onesie2onesie.com swap box, I got $55 on last box I sent in.

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