Since we announced our new pregnancy I have been dragging together all of the maternity and baby items that we had squirreled away from Joshua into one space and I have to be honest part of me wishes we had just sold it all off before … tastes change and colours options change and so the only saving grace is for the most part we can now sell off our old baby items to help pay for the things we do want this time round!
So having decided what we want to buy for the big items such as car seat and pram I am forgoing some of my previous pram collection (obviously not all of them) to pay for the new stuff, however other than dragging the packaged item to the nearest post office and face the wrath of Royal Mail and their extortionate prices it was time to get some help in the form of My Parcel Delivery.
My Parcel Delivery allows you to get delivery quotes from well-known and established delivery firms like Hermes, Parcelforce, DPD and UPS, for both UK and international delivery. By booking the delivery/collection service through My Parcel Delivery instead of directly through the couriers can be up to 75% cheaper than dragging the package and queuing up at the Post Office.
There are also lots of different services on offer and so you can pick whats convenient and for me being able to package the pram and have it collected from my house is a must!
When it comes to prams, there are some specific criteria to help pack:
- The most obvious tips to packing prams and pushchairs has to be that it has to be folded down with a minimum of 5 mm of bubble wrap all over!
- Once bubble wrapped all over its boxing time – the best box to package it in is obviously the original box which thankfully we have but if you didn’t save yours like I have try asking at local shops, although I found to do something similar with a car seat I went back to where I bought it from as they had the right size boxes – Most carriers won’t offer compensation unless the item is fully covered in a box!
- Next on the to do list is obviously to find out what the weight is of the item, if you don’t have access to some normal scales (so you can weigh your wrapped box) you can look online at the product information for the pushchair but don’t forget to add some extra weight on for your wrapping and box after all guessing bigger will mean no unexpected fees later!
For me this whole thing is right where we need to be, I have our want to sell items in the spare room and now I can spend the afternoon listing and selling, knowing how I am going to get the items sent out without breaking the bank or my back!
After some of the pram collection has been sent to new loving homes it will be onto the new-born clothing bundles!
Do you sell off your baby and maternity items straight away or do you save them?
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