How to make money from items your child has outgrown.

Wouldn’t it be nice to earn back some of the money you spent without the hassle and haggling? To have someone collect everything you don’t need and bring it back when you do or donate to a baby bank after you’ve made some money? Well, now you can. Here’s how to make money from items your child has outgrown.

It’s no secret that children grow up fast!

Many times, children grow out of their clothing, shoes, furniture, or gear before they’ve even had a chance to use them. This leaves parents wondering:

  • Where can I sell my baby items?
  • How much money can I make from items my toddler has outgrown?
  • Can I donate children’s goods to charity?

Unfortunately, most of the current ways to get rid of your baby’s outgrown gear are pretty undesirable:

Tossing your equipment is easy to do, however, you’ll be contributing to the immense amount of waste generated by children’s products. The significant amount of plastic used to make today’s gear (such as prams and pushchairs) can take more than 1,000 years to disintegrate*. 

Because tossing is so detrimental to the environment, some parents choose to leave unused products in storage. However, this solution merely takes up space and prolongs the equipment’s imminent trip to the waste bin. In the UK alone, 22 million furniture items are thrown out each year**.

Giving to charity for reuse is a better solution than the two above. However, in giving away items, parents are never able to recoup their investment on their children’s products. Not to mention, a lot of charity shops, if already full, will simply reroute a portion of donated items back to landfills.

Young girl in a toy bed that she's too big for

Fortunately, There is Now A Better Way for Parents to Both Help the Environment, and Make Some Money Doing It!

Luckily, Y’earn is changing the game when it comes to how you handle your used items. 

We’re a parent-to-parent marketplace to rent baby and kid items from people and small businesses in your community! 

For parents hoping to earn on their children’s used items (called ‘Earners’ in our community), they can choose to rent them out to other parents for as long or as short as they like. They then get to decide to have the items back, rent them again, sell the products all-together, or donate them to Baby Basics, one of Y’earn’s charity partners!

Earners can make up to 50% of retail on their children’s used items, while also doing their part to help the environment. As more parents rent, the demand for new products goes down, saving countless tons of waste each year. And unlike selling apps like Facebook Marketplace, Earners also don’t have to deal with the hassle of haggling, sales and the pickups. 

For some parents the issue isn’t about making money back, it’s about helping a local family who maybe couldn’t afford the items they need, or expensive brands. Those parents also have the option to donate some of their earnings to one of our charity partners. 

Items are listed in Bundles, not individually, in these categories:

  • Bedroom & nursery – from furniture and decorative items, to electronics such as monitors and clocks.
  • Feeding – including highchairs, dining kids tables and breast pumps.
  • Around the home – bouncers, stair gates, baths and more.
  • Out & About – from the obvious prams and car seats to bike attachment seats and trailers.
  • Musical instruments and toys – rent from stores only, not parent-to-parent. 
Young boy in sunglasses and leather jacket waving money. We assume his parents made money from items he outgrew with Y'earn!

But Y’earn is not only great for parents who want to earn, it’s excellent for the parents who want to rent as well! 

Called ‘Yearners’, parents can rent out entire nurseries (or chosen pieces) without the hassle of researching and ordering each item separately. These parents save money and time, and again, help Mother Nature in the process. Not to mention, for every rental made through Y’earn, we will plant both families a tree!

We’ve got many other articles to help you and your family out with living sustainably. Check out our guide on how to declutter your home and make some money, or our tips on educating kids about climate change.

Y’earn is on a mission to help parents create lasting memories and positive impact through convenient, sustainable, and affordable rentals. We’ve created an experience that helps families, communities and the planet. Find out more here.

If you’re tied up with homeschooling and simply want us to collect items and donate any earnings to charity then let us know here



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Y’earn is a parent-to-parent marketplace to rent Baby & Kids items from people and small businesses in your community or make some cash if you have items you don't need right now. We plant 🌲 and adopt 🐝, plus give to children’s charities.

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  1. […] Even more importantly, when you choose to join us here at Y’earn, you are making the sustainable commitment to consume less, as you rent the things that your children need. Renting is definitely good for the environment – and for your wallet too! So if this sounds like something you’re interested in why not check out how you can make money from items your child has outgrown? […]

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