Our First Kidbox

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As many of you know, I work around 20 hours a week from home along with raising our three boys and homeschooling two of them.

Needless to say, we’ve been busy! I’ve been looking for any and every way to save time, including hiring out what I can and also doing as much shopping as I can online (I’m now convinced that hauling three kids through ANY kind of store should be considered an Olympic sport). Amazon Prime, Instacart, and Stitch Fix have been a few of my favorites so far!

When I heard about Kidbox, I decided this was definitely something I should try, since Gregory has been growing like a weed and I needed clothes in his current size. In the past, I’ve been a super savvy thrift store shopper (which you can find out my searching any of my many thrift posts!), since saving our family money in this way was not only necessary in order to keep our tight budget in check, but was also something I greatly enjoyed. I even ran an eBay store to make an extra couple hundred dollars a month in order to make ends meet. Lately, however, I’ve had to cut down on a few of my hobbies in order to make extra room for homeschooling and my job, which is now the bulk of our monthly income. I know it’s not forever and that this is a particularly busy season of hustle until I have trained enough leaders under me and my income becomes entirely residual. But time is a much more precious commodity than money at this point, and so thrift store shopping is one of my hobbies that is on the back burner.

So I began looking into Kidbox, which sends you a box of around 7 pieces each season (not monthly). The prices were good at only around $14/item if you buy the whole box for $98, and at checkout, you get to pick one charity for the company to donate clothing to! As a former foster parent, this last touch really sealed the deal for me, so we decided to sign up for Gregory. We received our first Kidbox today and it was exciting!

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I love that the box is fun, without being superfluous when it comes to packaging. No money wasted, but also sturdy. Thumbs up. 🙂

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They included a few stickers and fun surprises! I really like the extra touch, since it got Gregory excited about more than just clothes (although clothes are definitely on his radar now…my almost seven year old is turning into a fashionista…).

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Everything was packaged neatly, and the pricing breakdown was simple and easy to understand. The items were all right on point with what I would buy, and made with little boys and grass stain adventures in mind (dark pants!! YESSSS).

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I ensure you that these poses were entirely created by Gregory, haha. All I asked was that he let mommy take a picture of his new clothes. 🙂
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We are definitely impressed! I think that I will be using this service from now on each season to refresh their clothing and keep up with their insane growth spurts. The baby is one that I would still prefer to shop for on Amazon, since I am only buying gender neutral/organic clothing this time around (we have most of what we need from hand me downs, and we’re also leaving the opportunity for a different gender to use the clothes in the future….haha! What are the odds of a someday fourth baby being a girl after having three boys??). But we definitely just ordered a box for my middle son!

If you would like to order your own, go here!

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  • http://www.TheSeanaMethod.com/ Seana Turner

    My post this week was about time saving tips as well! Your kids are getting so big – crazy! You must be having to update wardrobes all the time. I’ve heard this especially from Moms of boys who grow so fast they can’t keep them in pants that are long enough!

    • http://www.ourconezone.com Kelly Cone

      I just saw it! I love the idea of a playlist!

  • http://www.thegirlwholovedtowrite.com/ Chelsea Jacobs

    I’ve never heard of this! It’s a good idea!!

    • http://www.ourconezone.com Kelly Cone

      Hi Chelsea! Thanks for stopping by. <3

  • Elizabeth Ayoub

    Super fun! I will have to check this out! I’ve also been loving ThredUp–have you heard of them?? Consignment AND online! Best of both worlds 🙂