Friday, February 1, 2008

Baby Clothes

Since we are done with having babies, I am trying to declutter. Baby clothes are a significant part of clutter in our home. I have already gotten rid of just about all of my maternity clothes, a stroller, and my "travel system" (that's a baby bucket carseat, two carseat bases, and a stroller). Most of what remains at this point is clothes.

Today I gave a friend 3 Costco Diaper boxes, a big tortilla chip box, and garbage bag full of baby girl clothes. I asked her ahead of time if she was interested in them, and she definitely was. Her kids are older, and she thought she was past her baby days. Her baby girl thought wrong! She was excited when I knocked on the door with the one diaper box. When I told her I had more, she was a little surprised. By the time I was finished unloading, her jaw had dropped. The worst part is, I'm pretty sure I haven't unearthed them all. I had such cute baby girl clothes. I have to admit it was a little sad for me to give them up. But, the idea of needing them again makes me break into a cold sweat. Yikes!

I figure this way, I can live vicariously through her, and see the cute clothes again on her baby. I have also decided that I can have one tote of clothes that I like so much that I simply couldn't give them up. There's probably some clothes I gave up today that would fall into that catagory, but it's better to actually have them be used.

2 comments:

Katie said...

It is so hard to get rid of baby clothes! So far I've just been keeping the really special ones, like the coming home from the hospital outfit, the blessing outfit, the first Christmas dress, that sort of thing. I'm glad you found someone who could use them, though.

Bina Simon said...

You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward to your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!
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