I took part in a yard sale 2 weekends ago, and my plan was to try to sell all my baby clothes (*sniff*) along with a bunch of other STUFF. I had already given away a few rubbermaid containers of baby clothes – but there was still MORE! So much more!
I did well enough for a rainy day yard sale … Thankfully, we were indoors in a community center with 7 other families. I got rid of quite a bit of “stuff”, but I came home with almost all of my baby clothes!
In considering why I couldn’t sell baby clothes (even though I was offering them at very low prices as most were gifts or hand-me-downs or picked up at Goodwill or on clearance), I realized I should probably just hand-me-down them to someone else.
There have been 2 ladies at our church who have had baby girls very recently! And so I asked them both if they’d like clothes and had room to store bigger sizes – and they both said YES!
Today I sorted everything by size … from about 3 months thru 24 months/2T, which MiMi is growing out of. And I’m excited that I’ll be able to give each lady one big rubbermaid tub, one medium tub, and one “garbage bag” full of baby clothes for all seasons!
I share this not to brag on myself but to brag on God’s provision! When we found out we were having another baby, 9 years after our last one, we had hardly anything for a baby. I had kept my very favorite things but that was it. And people from church and friends and family began to give and share and sort through their own baby things and give and give! And by the time we had our baby girl, we had a beautiful crib and tons of clothes, and after a baby shower, I had all the other accessories like a high chair, bathtub, blankets, burp cloths, and diaper bags!
And now, I get to do the very same things for 2 young families who have both had their first baby! Plus, I get to clean out more room in my garage!! That’s just a bonus!
Just recently, I cleaned out the summer clothes – which are getting too small anyway – for MiMi … and sorted through all the size 3T fall/winter clothes I had waiting for her. And her closet space and drawer space is FULL!! She has pretty much everything she needs for the next months – still from my stash of items given to me and bought along the way at bargain prices!
I can’t believe my “baby” is getting SO big! Here’s a recent picture of her in a dress she got at our yard sale a few weeks ago: