While we were gone, spring sprung in full force across the south. My allergies are a testimony to that. Really, having a terrible allergic reaction to pollen (oh, and CB had an asthma attack, too) was the only downer to spring break. Because of the nice weather, though, I realized that CB hardly had any warm weather clothes that fit. So, this morning I was browsing the sales at one of my favorite kids' stores that rhymes with Mildren's Mace. They had a lot of cute stuff, but I balked at $12 "sale" shorts. I wasn't sure if I had already combed through Tucker's old clothes that I stored in the attic. Up to the attic I went to check. And I scored.
|Pile o' attic clothes with a super cute redheaded model.|
I had saved more than I remembered. I mean, I saved most of Tucker's baby stuff, but as he got bigger, not everything he wore was worth saving due to stains and heavy wear. But, there were plenty of 2T and 3T shirts, shorts, PJ's, etc. up there. I even had saved a pair of crocs that I had forgotten about! That was a blessing because a lot of times I gave away outgrown shoes if a friend could use them. I figure I saved myself at least $150 by storing these clothes. (Well, the stuff was moved from NY to AL, so you have to figure that cost something, but we didn't pay for our move... so free for me.) And that was just one bin. There are probably 8 bins of clothing up there.
I also noticed that this sized stuff was better in terms of style, compared to some of Tucker's smaller things. I guess I started getting better taste around 2T! Anyhow, a few other scores beyond the standards: cute big boy undies which CB desperately needs, an unused pack of pull ups, some hand made PJ's and t-shirts, and a sweet little bucket hat.
[Oh one more note about why it works for us to save clothes... both of my kids were born in September and they both are boys!]
Anyone else save their kids' clothes? How do you decide what to keep? What do you do with the stuff you get rid of? One other thing I do with old clothes... I am saving scraps of a few special pieces of clothing for t-shirt quilts for the kids, once I have enough squares.