ThredUP Helps Clean Out Your Kids' Closets for Christmas Toy Swap

ThredUp toy swap
ThredUp toy swap

The closets in my house would be a gold mine for a kid who doesn't have many toys. Almost every closet has a few old toys that my daughter, now 6, no longer plays with, but she can't bear to part with them. If she played with them once in awhile, I'd understand, but they sit alone, like the old toys in "Toy Store 3," waiting for someone to take them out and enjoy.

But now, instead of having to secretly throw some of them in the trash when she goes to bed, I can use a new service from ThredUP that lets me give $50 worth of used toys to someone else who pays for shipping costs and a ThredUP fee that totals $15.70. I can clean out the closets and be rid of the toys, or I can fill them up again with slightly used toys from ThredUP members by paying the fees myself.