October 7, 2020

Attention Parents: Good Use is for You

Attention Parents: Good Use is for You 

Whether you have one child or several, chances are that your home favors a merry-go-round of old and new items for your little one(s) coming and going as their needs evolve. While it can be a lot of fun to watch your children grow and see their tastes change, it can also be challenging to part ways with and replace their clothes, school supplies, and toys. Fortunately, Good Use can help. Here's how:

Find Items Your Kids Need (& Will Love)

Let's face it, kids need a lot of stuff. With every change in season, stage of life, and newfound hobby, it can seem like there's always a growing list of what your child needs or is asking for. While you may want to encourage their growing curiosity and enthusiasm for trying new things, heading to the store every time they want to learn how to play a new instrument or join a new team can feel a bit over the top. This is where the Good Use app comes in handy. There's no reason to stifle your kid's newly discovered interest in rock climbing, Star Wars, or learning to play the drums when you can find whatever they're looking for right in your own neighborhood. You can feel good about acquiring the gear and accessories they're excited to use without spending a fortune only to realize joining a band isn't what they expected it to be.

Find Homes for Things Your Kids Don't Need

As quickly as they've tackled one extracurricular activity, children are ready to move on the next one. Just as it's necessary to find stuff that your kids need and are interested in, parents also have to manage the items that their kids no longer use. While it can be tempting to hold onto the clothes, toys, and other items that your children loved throughout their childhood, does it really make sense to hold onto boxes of baby clothes or every toy they were gifted between the age of 2 and 10? Probably not.

When the time comes to sort through the things in your child's closet that they no longer need, don't let your anxiety get the best of you. Managing the clutter is possible! With Good Use, you can clear up space in your home quickly and easily. Best of all, you can feel good about decluttering without throwing away items that still have some life left in them by finding new homes that would love to take them off your hands.

Connect with Your Community

Is there anything more rewarding as a parent than having the opportunity to help another parent? We don't think so! Good Use gives parents in the same community the chance to lift each other up by exchanging goods that benefit both families. By using the Good Use app, you won't just be finding things that you need for your own family, you'll be supporting and getting to know other local families as well. These interactions may seem insignificant at first, but they have the potential to be even more beneficial in the long run. So you found a neighbor whose child can use the clothes your little one has outgrown? Perhaps, they would be glad to take the toys your kid doesn't play with off your hands as well. Good Use isn't only about convenience; it's also about building relationships.

Save Money

Kids are expensive. What parent wouldn't want to save money on the things their children need when given the chance? With Good Use, you can easily find quality toys, books, clothing, and more for your children of all ages...for free. Saving money on things you were prepared to buy anyway means that you'll have more to spend on activities you can enjoy as a family. By finding what you can on Good Use for holidays, activities, and school before heading to the mall, you can use the cash you save for a surprise your kids will love. Didn't think you could afford a trip to Disneyland this year? You might be wearing those mouse ears sooner than you think by saving money with Good Use.

Protect the Environment

In a time when anything you could ever want is right at your fingertips, it's safe to say that everyone's family has too much junk, especially with kids at home. While it's nice to have a clutter-free house, it can also be stressful trying to figure out how to get rid of your excess belongings without throwing everything away or contributing to overcrowded thrift stores. Because of this, more parents are looking for sustainable options when clearing out their garages and children's rooms. Good Use makes guilt-free decluttering possible. You can feel good about keeping your home tidy and organized without adding to landfills by passing on your gently-used items to other families who will gladly make use of them. Sustainable cleaning has never been easier.

Set a Good Example for Your Kids

Kids will do what they see their parents do. Good Use gives you the opportunity to teach your children the importance of sharing with others, not holding onto more than your need, and taking care of the environment. Why not involve your kids in the process of weeding out what they no longer need and explain how the same items that they once loved will now bring another child joy? There's no better way to show them how good it feels to help someone in their community than to give them the opportunity to do it firsthand.

If you feel like you're drowning in toys your children no longer play with, clothes they've long grown out of, or hobby accessories that are collecting dust in the garage, Good Use can help. Download the free app to see how easy it is to clean out your child's toy box while supporting other parents and taking care of the environment. You might even find a  thing or two that your little one could put to use and save a few bucks in the process. With Good Use, everyone wins!