Frugal moms can succumb to an abundance of toys’ too. Even though the best laid boundaries exist for purchasing toys, it happens. I tried for a long time to control the toy count in our home. But, alas with four kids’ it became inevitable that we have too much. Also, it doesn’t help that I can’t throw out anything good. If it works, I like to find a use for it, or re-sell it as a side hustle.
Toys have to be in good condition for them to be re-sold. If parts are missing, purchase replacement parts online. This works wonderful for legos. Missing lego parts are found easily in online stores.
Plan Ahead Before Toys’ Are Out of Stock
Shortages are real lately, and shopping now is a good idea. Stores are prepping for the holiday’s early this year. Plan ahead with a list. Watch for what toys’ are on commercials to see what is popular. There are always weeks of advance notice on toys’ of the year.
Ask your kids, friends kids, kids at church or kids in a toy aisle what toys they want for Christmas. Of course if parents are close tell them you are asking for a purpose so they don’t assume something weird. Let them know you have a side job selling toys’.
Look up the data on toys that are high on the selling list. One way to keep track of the data is by using a spreadsheet. Or leave a note on an app so it is accessible on all techie devices you own.
How to Make a Profit Flipping Toys
Whatever the popular toys are this Christmas, buy several of them. Mark up for a higher price to earn a profit. If you go to a second hand store or consignment shop, make sure to clean the toys’ up first.
Frugal moms can find stuffed animals almost always at garage sales, and some sell of these for good prices. They can be easily washed in the washer inside a pillowcase that is tied. Some toys may look worn or used, a little bit of paint or touch up can make them look new.
Fugal Moms Christmas Income Source
Another way to source toys is your own home. If you have a ton of toys that are not played with, selling them online is a good way to make another income. From there, yard sales or garage sales are always selling toys for little to nothing.
Auctions or estate sales also have toys they sell. Antique stores have older toys, so that is why research on what is popular among kids. Checking grocery stores is another way to source, and some have toys around Christmas time. Uncovering locations that are less shopped is one way to be timely on the week of the toy release date. Sometimes I have seen popular toys at flea markets, but not very often.
Timing is important when shopping for popular items.
Concluding Advice for Frugal Moms
To make this an income business, choose only two venues where you will sell your toys. One should be online, one in person. Research various marketing methods to have the most success. Make a list of stores to check out daily, and set a budget for spending. Then decide on a profit margin and set a price to sell.
In addition to having only two venues, set a goal amount to earn for Christmas side income and set to work. Consistency and diligence is key in creating a side income.
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