Parents and kids can clean up, financially and physically, by having a ‘quality time’ clear out
There’s nothing like a financial incentive to get children and teenagers cleaning up around the house.
But how about showing your children some entrepreneurial ropes by demonstrating how you can take in money for unused possessions?
Get with the programme
By encouraging your kids to clean up and prepare items for sale on DoneDeal you can magically solve a whole heap of niggles in one easy step.
Earmarking items for sale
By turning your teens into traders they will learn the value of money. They will also get the excitement of making cash out of their cast offs.
Benefits to parents
Parents that find their kids don’t want to spend time with them during holidays or school breaks will now have something interesting to work side by side with their kids on.
Bonding at home with your brood means you can teach them core values that will stand to them through life.
They will learn how to value their possessions, take good care of them, and figure out how to make cash from them when they are done.
The knock on benefit for mum and dad are decluttered spaces, and kids who can fill their own coffers.
Plus DoneDealing can allow you and your kids can get creative.
Be careful to exercise common sense and safety. Do not allow your children to actually appear in the ads themselves. It’s not that they will expose themselves to danger, but when it comes to kids – you can never be too careful.
Adults should be involved in all contact with sellers – through email, text, phone and in person. Read our help section first.
- Under-18s should not place ads on DoneDeal. This should be completed by an adult.
- The contact name, number and email should be a parent’s or guardian’s.
- The next step is taking phone calls or emails. This is a parent’s responsibility. You do not want your child dealing with complete strangers. If the home phone rings with a query about the ad, ensure the kids know to pass the phone to you straight away.
- Remember too that DoneDealers meet up to do their dealing. This is your job – your children do not need to be present and certainly should not be dealing with potential buyers alone.
Lessons for life
Getting your child to effectively recycle their old stuff for you to sell on their behalf, rather than binning it, will teach them value for money.
If you are handing over proceeds to them, their pocket money demands may also lessen.
You get to spend time with your kids. They clean up without complaining.
Nobody could argue with that!