yes i save everything! and if i cant use it maybe someone else can!
Yes I have..I have 6 daughters so it makes sense...lol..It's neat to see my youngest in clothes my eldest has worn years ago...But they do get brand new as well..
Quoting lil_mama06:Yes I have..I have 6 daughters so it makes sense...lol..It's neat to see my youngest in clothes my eldest has worn years ago...But they do get brand new as well..
My kids go girl, boy, girl, boy... so saving things for six to eight years is not really worth it.
Currently, I have been giving away stuff or selling the better things on craigslist in smaller lots.
However, back when things were soooo uber tight that every half of a penny counted... (((Not just every penny, but every half of a cent!!!)))... anyway, back then, my kids had a big shelf on top of their closet, and every season I went through their clothes.
If it was big enough to fit the following year (because I do buy ahead)... I would fold it and store it on this shelf.
If it was stained up or ripped... I threw it in the trash...
If it was in decent condition, but wouldn't fit next year... then I would fold it up and sell the whole lot for cheap... like for example, I might have 125 pieces of clothes, and would only ask 25 or 50 bucks (pending on quality and such)... for the whole bag.
Then, I take that $25 (or more) and hit a local thrift store on one of their half-price days and load them back up again with maybe another 10-15 bucks thrown in.
So, I would pay anywhere from 10 cents to $1.50 for their clothes and turn around and sell the lot for not much less. It keeps them in clothes really well.
I'm still a thrift store junkie, but I don't NEED the money so badly that I can't give some away to people... so I do both now...
I have three daughters: 6, 4 and 2. Right now when the 6 yo outgrows something, it goes straight into the 4 yos closet. Everything the 4 yo outgrows goes into a trash bag and put in the garage until the youngest grows into it. I label the bags with pieces of duct tape so I know which bag holds which size. We do the same thing with the clothes the youngest grows out of.
We have a one-season wardrobe, so that makes it easier. Even if we lived somewhere with a different climate we'd do the same thing though. I suppose we could afford to buy brand-new wardrobes for each kiddo, but it seems like a waste of money to me.
If they are in good condition I donate them. If they are special items like something from disney or something like that, we save it in a chest.
My daughter gave some of her shirts to her younger brother. Since she has a lot of boy shirts from growing up, since she was a tomboy.
When my mom got custody of my niece I took ALL the clothes that didn't fit her any longer. When she came to live with us I purged her clothes again. She is now in my custody FT (adopted) and I save EVERYTHING that is worth saving so that my LO has some clothes. Mine are however on different ends of the growth chart. I have one that is 75% for height (ODD) and one that is 10% (YDD). Very odd when we go out, b/c they differences are so staggering.
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