Buying clothes and sports equipment for your kid can be costly – they grow so fast that your closets and garage end up cluttered with old cleats, footballs and bats.
Luckily , there are 4 great ways to get back your investment for this pricey gear – and help children in need:
SHIP THEIR BAT ABROAD
Use Sports Gift [sportsgift.org] to send-off the hockey stick or baseball bat your child no longer uses to a disadvantaged child somewhere in the world who will love it.
PLANT THEIR NIKES
Nike Reuse-a-Shoe [nike.com/us/en_us/c/better-world/reuse-a-shoe] recycles your child’s old shoe soles to create lovely new playgrounds across the nation, where they’re most needed.
REGIFT THEIR JERSEY
Your local Freecycle Network [freecycle.org] will send your child’s old jerseys or equipment to be reused by another child – and kept out of the landfill.
GET YOUR MONEY BACK
Wallapop [wallapop.com] is a “mobile pop-up shop” that lets you sell old sports equipment under 5 minutes. How? by connecting with your Facebook profile, snapping a picture, and using geo-locating technology to get items at half the price your child might need for summer soccer camp.
All items sold through Wallapop have suggested prices and are easily negotiated. Listings are free and easy to place nation-wide through the Wallapop app, available on both iOS and Android.