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Tuesday’s Tips: Getting Rid of Children’s Clothing

Good morning!! The weather is gorgeous here, so I am going to quickly run through this and then get these kids outside! 🙂

Today, Erika and I will be going over options for getting rid of children’s clothing. As always, go over to Just Peachy Photography’s site first and read her first half of the post. Then head back over here (by clicking the link at the end of her post) and read my portion. I hope you enjoy our tips and please feel free to add comments with your own tips as well!

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I don’t have to get rid of clothes very often here because the kids just pass them down, but when I do need to rid our house of extra/unneeded clothing, here are a few options I have found helpful:

1. DONATING. I like knowing that the things we no longer have a need for could be used by someone else, so I enjoy donating clothes and household items when I can. I do not always have the time or patience to load clothing up in the car and take it to Goodwill, so I have found a website that picks up donations in our area.

Donation Pickup Service – They do pickups for The Cancer Federation and The National Children’s Cancer Society. You just enter your address online and your info; they give you the date and approximate time they will be in your area. I do this about once every other month with clothing or other household items. They leave a blank receipt for you to complete for tax purposes.

Two other options are Goodwill and Salvation Army. Both accept donations of clothing and household items. Check their sites for details on locations in your area.

2. GARAGE SALES. This is a good option if you’re not looking to rid yourself of items right away. You can hold on to clothing and household goods until you’ve accumulated a decent amount to host a sale out of your home/garage. Advertise in the local paper, on Craigslist (in their garage sale/community section), and elsewhere. If you price things reasonably and have a good selection, you will probably have a good turnout and profit.

3. CRAIGSLIST. Go to Craigslist‘s site to post items in the For Sale section. You can post photos, prices, your location, and contact info. This is a good option if you have some higher-end items that you’d like a good profit from. People on Craigslist tend to be looking for a little higher quality than garage sale items, so they are willing to pay a little more per item. I have had good luck selling items on Craigslist. Last Summer, when I thought I wouldn’t need them anymore, I sold a garbage bag full of little girl play clothes for $20 to a woman who had twin girls a little younger than my Addy. Twenty bucks don’t seem like a lot, but they were roughed up clothes mostly for play, so she was understanding of the condition and quality and I still made $20 more than what I had to begin with! 🙂

Between Erika’s suggestions and my suggestions, I think we’ve covered a lot of different avenues for getting those unneeded clothes out of your home. Do YOU have any other ideas for ways to get rid of them? Please share!

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