I’m thinking about having a yard sale this summer. Lucas is already in 6-9 mth clothes, so I imagine he’ll be in 12 mth clothes by summer. So, between the two boys, I have quite a few baby clothes. A few were never worn (wrong size/season for both of them), some were worn only a couple times, several are only worth about 25-50 cents, and some are ready for the rag drawer. So, thinking through my de-cluttering options, it looks like they are:
- Yard Sale
- Craigs List
- Give Away
The thought of organizing and cleaning out actually gives me an emotional high. I love it! But, there’s the time factor–not just for pricing, but sitting outside for an entire day with two young boys and figuring out how to organize it. I went to a yard sale a couple years ago where they put most of the baby clothes out on a sheet and charged $5 for a filled grocery bag. That sounds like a good idea, and I could price the new things separately. I could take anything that didn’t sell to the crisis pregnancy center or local thrift store.
I went to a local consignment store last week, and the prices for baby clothes were comparable to outfits I could buy new at Children’s Place when they have a good sale. So, I doubt I’ll go back to buy anything, and I doubt I would get much by trying to sell the new clothes through them.
I’ve never actually sold anything on Craigs List, but I might look into it for the new items. Don’t know. Maybe I’ll wait and see if they sell in a yard sale. It doesn’t cost anything to post items.
My sister-in-law is having a baby in July, so if it’s a boy, I’ll give a lot of things to her. Several people have told me it’s easier to just give things away than mess with a yard sale. By the time summer rolls around, I might have decided to do that as well.
How do you get rid of your kids’ clothes?