Toys online

With the slow recovery from the Recession,  parents are finding Craigslist and other online services invaluable sources of children’s items.

It’s not surprising that companies are popping up which focus specifically on the parent market.  Toygaroo, an online toy rental company, ships a  box of toys via FedEx, with the cost determined by which plan a parent chooses.  (www.toygaroo.com)

ThredUp is an online exchange for children’s toys and clothes, similar to a mom swap. (www.thredUp.com)

So if you’re tired after a summer of trooping to garage sales,  these and a growing number of  other online companies offer affordable options for second-hand kids product.

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