How to Make Money With Baby Clothes

Sell your cute baby outfits to make some extra money.
Sell your cute baby outfits to make some extra money. (Image: Marcy Maloy/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Infants change clothing sizes four to five times during their first year of life. Many times, the baby hasn't even had a chance to wear an outfit more than a couple of times. There is no need to throw these gently used outfits away when you can make money selling them. Other mothers will be glad to save money by purchasing your well-cared-for baby clothes at a discount.

Things You'll Need

  • Notebook
  • Pencil

Sort through the baby clothes you no longer need. Make sure there are no stains, tears or missing buttons. The clothes must look like new or you won't be able to sell them.

Make a list of all of the consignment shops in your area. Call each one to find out what types of baby clothes are currently being accepted. Some shops only accept summer and winter items during certain months. Make notes next to each shop. You also want to find out the stores hours of operation and when you would be allowed to bring your baby clothes down for review.

Wash the baby clothing, iron it and place each item on a hanger. The nicer the clothing appears, the better chance you have of selling it.

Separate the baby clothing according to which store is currently accepting that type of clothing, and then take the clothing down to the consignment shop.

Wait for the consignment shop to review your items and let you know which ones they are willing to display. You will need to pick up any items the shop choses not to sell. Once the items sell, the consignment shop takes a portion and issues you a check for the rest.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some consignment shops for children actually operate more like a thrift shop. The shop will give you a call with a quote to buy your baby clothes outright. You can either accept the amount being offered, or you can reject the amount. If you reject the amount, you must return to the store to pick the clothing back up. If you accept the amount, you will need to pick up your check.
  • Ask other mothers to give you any baby clothes they no longer need so that you can sell them. You may want to offer to split the profits.
  • You could also purchase gently used baby clothing at yard sales for under a dollar and then resell them for a profit.

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