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Roll the dice (Featured)
Make your own dice cleaning game and roll to find out what your task is. Include parents too! You can even have rewards that you get to roll for too! It’s a good way to distribute tasks by chance so everyone feels their task is picked fairly. Plus, everyone loves to see what the dice will say!

Race the clock
There are two ways to race the clock in a messy room. Set a timer and see who can pick up the most items, or designate a space and see who can clean it up the fastest. This speed cleaning technique becomes a race more than it becomes cleaning. It works best for picking up toys – you don’t want to break a dish speed cleaning the kitchen! It’s a good idea to make sure that toys have enough places to go. Bins that can rotate between rooms help with cleanup.

Shoot hoops to score
Stuffed animals and other soft toys are great to play with this cleanup game! See how many you can score by tossing into a bin or basket. This can work with dirty clothes and a hamper or washing machine too! See who can score the most baskets.

Find the colors
Have your kids find a color of toy, clothing item, or trash to put away. Once you get through all the colors of the rainbow, everything will be clean! This works best for kids who get distracted by toys while cleaning and can keep them focused on a specific task.

Count the items
Counting is a great game for younger kids. Ask them to find a certain number of items as their chore. Having your kids pick up 10 items each day can help stay on top of messy rooms and playrooms. Rewards are a great incentive for a recurring game, like a small treat or an allowance.

Sweep into the goal
Set up a small goalpost with two bottles or with tape on your hard surface floors. Have your kids sweep all the items into the goal post. It teaches dexterity using a broom and makes it easy to get all the dust into the dustpan to throw away. Teach those dust-bunnies a lesson!

Take a dance break
Finally, take a quick dance break between games! You’ve earned it.

Cleaning Tips:

  • Put aside clean outgrown items to sell to Kid to Kid.
  • Focus on one room or one area at a time to not get distracted.
  • Take a short break if you get distracted so you can refocus easier.
  • Make sure every toy and item has a place to be put away.
  • Get the whole house involved in cleaning and it will go faster and be more fun.
  • Choose age-appropriate cleaning tasks for each child.
  • Set up a consistent chore or cleaning plan to stay on top of messes.
  • Reward your kids for participating in picking up their toys and trash.
  • Get kids’ involved in cooking and grocery shopping too!
  • Keep harsh chemicals away from young children or try natural cleaners instead.
Kid to Kid in Dunwoody, Georgia.

Kid to Kid in Dunwoody, Georgia

DUNWOODY, GA—March 24, 2015—Local resident Mary Campbell, is excited to announce the grand opening of her second Kid to Kid store, on Thursday, April 9 at 4 pm. The grand opening will feature a special visit from Anna and Elsa from Disney’s hit movie Frozen along with face painting, balloon animals, and door prizes. The first 100 shoppers will also receive a coupon for 10 percent off all purchases made throughout 2015.

Located at 4498 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. in Dunwoody, the Kid to Kid franchise buys and sells new and gently used children’s apparel, toys, books, baby gear and maternity clothing.

For several weeks, the store has been open to the public to purchase customers’ gently used items. After the grand opening, customers will be able to shop for new and like-new children’s apparel and gear up to 70 percent less than retail prices. The Kid to Kid store will continue to pay for second hand items by offering customers cash or up to 20 percent more in store credit.

In addition to carrying hundreds of recycled items, the Kid to Kid store will also offer many new products including toys, shoes, hair bows and apparel.

Campbell opened her first Kid to Kid location seven and a half years ago in Buford, GA and is looking forward to the grand opening of her second location. “As an Atlanta native, I’m so excited to expand the Kid to Kid concept into the metro Atlanta market,” said Campbell. “With young families choosing to stay close to the city center, Kid to Kid is needed in Dunwoody more than ever before.”

Mary knows the challenges of raising a family on a tight budget “My husband and I are proud parents of two young boys, ages 4 and 8 and we know first-hand the challenges of raising a family on a tight budget. Our youngest was only one year old when we stretched to open our first Kid to Kid,” continued Campbell. “But it feels so good to be part of something larger and know that by shopping and selling at Kid to Kid, it not only helps your own family, it helps the whole community!”

For more information, visit the store website or follow Kid to Kid – Dunwoody on Facebook for frequent updates, pictures and happenings in the store. For Kid to Kid franchise information, visit the Franchise Opportunity page.

About Kid to Kid
Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment. With over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information about Kid to Kid, call 801-359-0071 or visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

 

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Make new friends with these awesome bracelet ideas! Perfect to connect with friends before the spring and summer vacations. Don’t forget to get other accessories at your local Kid to Kid!

Neon and wooden bead bracelet 

Simple friendship bracelet 

Lovely heart bracelet patterns

Toddler-friendly bracelets 

Round rope style bracelet 

BoiseK2KBOISE, ID— The Kid to Kid franchise proudly awarded its Store of the Month award for February to Bill Long, owner of Kid to Kid in Boise, ID for outstanding increases in sales, invoices and customer satisfaction.

The Boise Kid to Kid store was selected from over 100 franchisees across the country and in Europe to earn the Store of the Month award. “February was a tough month for all retailers with harsh weather across much of the country, but Bill and his team defied the odds, achieving a 27 percent increase in sales,” commented Shauna Sloan, founder of Kid to Kid.

“Running a successful franchise takes a strong team, and my manager, Wendy, keeps ours focused on the things that matter,” said Bill. “Our customers love shopping and selling at our store because my team makes sure we are stocked with items their kids need, and makes it easy to sell what their kids have outgrown.”

This is Bill’s second franchise experience. He previously was a franchise owner of an Eat-A-Burger restaurant in Boise. Bill’s wife discovered Kid to Kid while shopping for their children, and immediately fell in love with the resale concept. In 2004, Bill opened his first Kid to Kid and left the fast food industry. “My wife saw that there was a need for a high quality used clothing store in our area,” Bill stated. “That’s why we decided to become a Kid to Kid franchisee over ten years ago. Next month, we will be expanding into a larger facility so we can continue helping Boise families.”

The new Kid to Kid store is located in Meridian, ID, a suburb of Boise, with a planned open date of April 30th. It will be paired with a new Uptown Cheapskate store, a sister concept to Kid to Kid specializing in gently used trendy fashions for teens and young adults.

To learn more about Kid to Kid in Boise, visit their website or find them on Facebook for recent photos and updates.

Kid to Kid Boise, ID

Kid to Kid Boise, ID

BOISE, ID—March 18, 2015— The Kid to Kid franchise proudly awarded its Store of the Month award for February to Bill Long, owner of Kid to Kid in Boise, ID for outstanding increases in sales, invoices and customer satisfaction.

The Boise Kid to Kid store was selected from over 100 franchisees across the country and in Europe to earn the Store of the Month award. “February was a tough month for all retailers with harsh weather across much of the country, but Bill and his team defied the odds, achieving a 27 percent increase in sales,” commented Shauna Sloan, founder of Kid to Kid.

“Running a successful franchise takes a strong team, and my manager, Wendy, keeps ours focused on the things that matter,” said Bill. “Our customers love shopping and selling at our store because my team makes sure we are stocked with items their kids need, and makes it easy to sell what their kids have outgrown.”

This is Bill’s second franchise experience. He previously was a franchise owner of an Eat-A-Burger restaurant in Boise. Bill’s wife discovered Kid to Kid while shopping for their children, and immediately fell in love with the resale concept. In 2004, Bill opened his first Kid to Kid and left the fast food industry.

“My wife saw that there was a need for a high quality used clothing store in our area,” Bill stated. “That’s why we decided to become a Kid to Kid franchisee over ten years ago. Next month, we will be expanding into a larger facility so we can continue helping Boise families.”

The new Kid to Kid store is located in Meridian, ID, a suburb of Boise, with a planned open date of April 30th. It will be paired with a new Uptown Cheapskate store, a sister concept to Kid to Kid specializing in gently used trendy fashions for teens and young adults.

A growing number of franchise owners either own multiple Kid to Kid stores or own a combination of Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate stores. “I can apply a lot of what I learned from when I first opened my Kid to Kid location to my new Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate stores,” continued Bill. “And with the franchise systems already in place and marketing materials readily available, it just makes sense to expand and grow.”

To learn more about Kid to Kid in Boise, visit their website or find them on Facebook for recent photos and updates. For more information about owning a Kid to Kid store, click here.

About Kid to Kid
Kid to Kid is an international franchise that buys and sells gently used children’s goods and maternity wear in an upscale environment.  With over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and Portugal, each Kid to Kid store provides a convenient place where families are financially and emotionally rewarded as they recycle their best items. Kid to Kid is a registered trademark of BaseCamp Franchising located in Salt Lake City, UT.  For more information about Kid to Kid and BaseCamp Franchising, call 801-359-0071. You may also visit www.kidtokid.com or www.basecampfranchising.com.

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Grab your green, it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! Celebrate with these yummy treats, crafts, and more!
Don’t forget to buy your green and fun toys at your local Kid to Kid.

St. Patrick’s rice treats
YUM! These look so fun! Get your kids involved by having them pick out the marshmallows from cereal-
and try not to eat them first! You can make it as green as you want! Get the recipe.

Pistachio fruit dip
A good way to get some fruit into some treats, this pistachio fruit dip is great for dunking fruit, crackers, cookies, and more.
It’s also really simple to make and perfect for kids and adults. Get the recipe.

Shamrock sherbet punch
You’ve gotta have punch at a party! This shamrock punch is perfect with it’s green color and smooth taste.
You can make it even more green by adding coloring. Get the recipe.

Rolling pin printing
This is a fun craft for kids of any age. Just use a rolling pin or other tube and foam shapes to create shamrocks,
then add paint and you’re ready to go! Get more info.

Slime coin dig
This is a fun super fun activity for kids! Just make some slime and add coins or other small items.
Have a race to see how many coins you get! Learn more.

Scavenger hunt
This is a fun idea for a St. Patrick’s scavenger hunt. It’s a great way to help teach your kids problem-solving;
plus it’s fun! Learn how they did it.

Paper shamrock decoration craft
This is simple and looks amazing! It’s great for decoration too! Learn how.

ROCKVILLE, MD—March 6, 2015— Resale franchise Kid to Kid announced that the Rockville, MD store won the Fast Track award at the annual Owner’s Conference. The Fast Track award for Kid to Kid is new this year, and was given to a rookie owner who accomplished record-breaking growth within the first full year of operation. Kid to Kid is a trademark franchise of BaseCamp Franchising, along with its sister concept, Uptown Cheapskate.

Held in February at the historic Swiss-inspired city of Midway, UT at the Zermatt Resort and Spa, this year’s Conference was attended by more than 200 franchise owners and managers from all over the United States, Portugal, and Canada. Attendees gather to discuss new franchise developments, best practices and systems, and to recognize exemplary performance.

“I have always heard do what you love and you will never work a day in your life!” stated Leily Kiani, owner of Kid to Kid in Rockville, MD and winner of the Fast Track award. “I am so excited to be where I am and to have this success is so amazing.  I have a great team in Rockville and I would never have been here without them.”

The Rockville Kid to Kid is a past recipient of the Store of the Month for June 2014 for outstanding performance and growth.

Additional awards were presented to Kid to Kid in Cumming, GA for Store of the Year; Kid to Kid in Arlington, TX for Top Performer and Kid to Kid in Midlothian, VA for Most Improved.

ARLINGTON, TX—March 6, 2015— Resale franchise Kid to Kid announced that the Arlington, TX store won the Top Performer award for top sales and profits at the annual Owner’s Conference. Kid to Kid is a trademark franchise of BaseCamp Franchising, along with its sister concept, Uptown Cheapskate.

Held in February at the historic Swiss-inspired city of Midway, UT at the Zermatt Resort and Spa, this year’s Conference was attended by more than 200 franchise owners and managers from all over the United States, Portugal, and Canada. Attendees gather to discuss new franchise developments, best practices and systems, and to recognize exemplary performance.

The Arlington store has won the Top Performer award for an unprecedented five years in a row for top sales and profits reaching 2 million in sales for 2014.

“I am so honored by this award and couldn’t have done it without my management team,” said Debbie Farrar, owner of the Kid to Kid store in Arlington. “I love that my stores are helping families save as well as give jobs to many people in the community.”

Additional awards were presented to Kid to Kid in Cumming, GA for Store of the Year; Kid to Kid in Midlothian, VA for Most Improved and Kid to Kid in Rockville, MD for Fast Track which is awarded to a new owner who accomplished record-breaking growth within their first full year of operation.

MIDLOTHIAN, VA—March 6, 2015— Resale franchise Kid to Kid announced that the Midlothian, VA store location won the Most Improved award at the annual Owner’s Conference. Kid to Kid is a trademark franchise of BaseCamp Franchising, along with its sister concept, Uptown Cheapskate.

Held in February at the historic Swiss-inspired city of Midway, UT at the Zermatt Resort and Spa, this year’s Conference was attended by more than 200 franchise owners and managers from all over the United States, Portugal, and Canada. Attendees gather to discuss new franchise developments, best practices and systems, and to recognize exemplary performance.

Of the 107 Kid to Kid stores, Rob Phillips, owner of Kid to Kid in Midlothian was awarded Most Improved award for an unprecedented three years in a row with a 44 percent sales increase.

“We wouldn’t have been able to win this award without following the franchise systems, sticking to our high buying standards and working together as a team,” said Phillips.

Additional awards were presented to Kid to Kid in Cumming, GA for Store of the Year; Kid to Kid in Arlington, TX for Top Performer and Kid to Kid in Rockville, MD for Fast Track, which is awarded to a new owner who accomplished record-breaking growth within their first full year of operation.

CUMMING, GA—March 6, 2015—Resale franchise Kid to Kid announced that the Cumming, GA store location won Store of the Year honors at the annual Owner’s Conference. Kid to Kid is a trademark franchise of BaseCamp Franchising, along with its sister concept, Uptown Cheapskate.

Held in February at the historic Swiss-inspired city of Midway, UT at the Zermatt Resort and Spa, this year’s Conference was attended by more than 200 franchise owners and managers from all over the United States, Portugal, and Canada. Attendees gather to discuss new franchise developments, best practices and systems, and to recognize exemplary performance.

Of the 107 Kid to Kid stores, Margie Gelernter, owner of Kid to Kid in Cumming was awarded Store of the Year. Stores who win this award have the highest percentage in sales and profits as well as have gone above and beyond in customer service and staff training representing what each store should aspire to be.

“What an incredible feeling and honor it is to win this award,” said Gelernter. “My manager and staff worked really hard last year providing exceptional customer service and following the franchise systems. I couldn’t have done it without them!”

Additional awards were presented to Kid to Kid in Arlington, TX for Top Performer, Kid to Kid in Midlothian, VA for Most Improved and Kid to Kid in Rockville, MD for Fast Track, which is awarded to a new owner who accomplished record-breaking growth within their first full year of operation.

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