Sell kid stuff for some quick cash
Your baby might be more than a tax deduction — you could sell his or her stuff for some quick cash.
Four out of five parents said in a recent poll that their baby accumulated more in one year than they did in five years, and nearly half have converted an entire room of their home or garage to store baby items.
Still, only 7 percent said they resell baby items once their child has outgrown them, according to the survey commissioned by Kijiji.com, a classifieds Web site. Half of parents donate the items and about 60 percent said they hand them down to a friend or family member.
Although pricing depends on factors like brand name, original price and condition, the average crib has a resale value of $37 and the average stroller sells for around $30, according to Intuit's ItsDeductible software.
The telephone survey of 400 American adult parents using random digital dialing was conducted by Wakefield Research.