Freakin' cool Freepeats!
Angie Wynne, Atlanta native and author of the popular frugal parenting blog, Baby Cheapskate, recently announced the expansion of Freepeats.org, an online forum which allows parents to pick up gently-used baby, kid, and maternity items for free from nearby parents who have finished with them.
"Preparing for a baby's arrival is expensive," says Wynne, "and so is raising one. Common estimates put the cost at $10,000 in the first year alone. And this is at a time when many families are trying to get by on one parent's income.
"...If parents can find good-condition second-hand clothing, toys, and gear, they'll shave hundreds of dollars or more off that $10,000 total. Besides that, we'll keep usable items out of the landfills."
Freepeats opened in our area last week; if you join before June 1, you'll get a free lifetime membership. After that, there's a $4.95 one-time membership fee.
I love this idea - so eco-cool, so smart, so friendly. Wonder if it's all that. Someone try it and let us know!Google+