Last fall I tried selling some of my old baby gear at my very first mom 2 mom sale. I spent hours of my time sorting, organizing, pricing, packing, transporting, unpacking, setting up, negotiating prices, and getting a backache for all of the effort I expended. Now, I’ve been attending these sales since before the birth of our 4 year old daughter and the women who usually sell their wares are a formidable force to be reckoned with. They are uber organized and roll out their baby gear in an efficient and effective manner. Their goal is to recoup some of the money spent on numerous baby items they’ve accumulated over the past few years. When I decided to join their ranks, I never expected quite so much energy and time to go into clearing out 4 years of baby stuff. I couldn’t help but think afterwards, as I unpacked boxes of items that didn’t sell, that there had to be a better way. So imagine my surprise when I got an email about ToddlerTrunk. It’s an online social marketplace where moms and dads can buy, sell, and trade anything for their little ones.
ToddlerTrunk has gently used items as well as new and handmade items. Users can also give items away for free in exchange for Rubies. Think of a Ruby as having a value of $10.00. ToddlerTrunk is currently available in Toronto and Vancouver. It is expanding to Edmonton/Calgary and Montreal in the next few weeks.