This was my second visit to the Kits Kids’ Swap and I must say, there’s good stuff to be had there. A kids’ swap, for those that don’t know, is a place to buy cheap, second-hand toys and kids clothes (sold by Mommies and Daddies). I actually intend to sell excess clothes and toys via a swap in the next 6 months. Tables are $15. Even though I won’t get rich, it will help me support my latte habit (plus think of the closet space I could free up….yeeHA!)
Swaps are held in the gym (the entrance closest to 12th avenue) and entry fee was 50¢. The gym isn’t very big and gets overcrowded quickly. I try to leave my toddler with Grandma or Daddy so I can move quickly. Lots of people bring their kids, babies and strollers which makes it difficult to move so I suggest getting there early, doing the rounds and getting out with your sanity intact.
Most of my best finds were lying under the tables. So, don’t forget to look underneath the tables and be prepared to dig through a few boxes. This trip resulted in a couple books, 1 Elmo (and it was a Gund too!), 4 toy cars, a Fisher Price Little People Train, a Fisher Price Little People Jungle Set, and a brand new Mickey Mouse baseball cap. Caden’s response was better than the one we got at Christmas (Hurray for Mommy!).
There are some smok’in good deals to be found at these sales. So why would you buy new, when your kids wear their clothes and play with their toys for such a short time….right Elmo?
Kitsilano Community Centre
2690 Larch Street