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post #81 of 87
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Originally Posted by kittywitty View Post
Updated my list with some things I've accumulated. I added up how much money I need for baby stuff and OMFG. I don't even need that much, but it's stuff like paying the mw, food to store in the freezer, random odds and ends...I have no idea where I'm going to pull this money from and I only have 4 months left. I shouldn't have paid off the credit card so that I could pay off some more pending things like baby stuff and mw costs.
I know! I counted things up, the absolute necessaries (well, including things like new teethers since ours got ruined since last time) and midwife and diapers... and it added up to about 6K! Granted, the midwife is 4K, and diapers are pricey, but MAN. I was so excited when we got pregnant when I realized we needed almost nothing new. But just a new changing pad, new teethers, some new clothes, and then dipes ADD UP!

Here's what I'm doing: watching online coupons for really good deals for things I am going to buy anyway (not so much clothes b/c I think we have most of what we need and I figure some gifts and garage sales!) and then I'm going to take our big bag of change to a CoinStar where you don't pay a fee if you get your $$ in an Amazon gift cert. Amazon has almost everything we need! I figure we have a couple hundred dollars in change we've been waiting to turn in. It was going to be for like xmas presents and gifts but we never got around to it, so now it's for baby!

I'm going to start stalking diaperswappers for the dipes we need soon... and garage sales are GREAT for baby clothes-- last time I got a ton of stuff that had never been worn or even washed! for soooo cheap. Of course used is good too b/c then I don't worry about organic, it's all washed out by then
post #82 of 87
Whoa, do all CoinStars do that? Or just some? That would be awesome to get an Amazon GC and not pay a fee! I have a bag of coins in my desk from the last time we did a garage sale and haven't figured out what to do with it yet!

I'm hoping in the next two months I can start working on getting what we need for the birth and the baby. Right now, everything is tied up in the new house we're building. Assuming we get a good bid on our house for sale, though, we should be in good shape after this. DH gets a bonus in the Fall, so I'm hoping that will help with the midwife and baby stuff (like we MUST have a new carseat). I don't have many diapers left, either.

Being our fourth, we're also VERY unlikely to get gifts - especially the stuff we really need (even though I've done an Amazon wish list). My sister was super sweet and asked the other day, but there are very few people who would buy the things we need/want. Sigh. Oh, well. We'll be fine, I'm sure. But it would be SO nice to have some new things for this new little one!

It is kind of good to know that I can't even think about it *now* because then I'm not trying to shop with money I don't have. But I will be SO glad when I can sit down and budget for what we need!
post #83 of 87
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Originally Posted by St. Margaret View Post
I'm going to take our big bag of change to a CoinStar where you don't pay a fee if you get your $$ in an Amazon gift cert. Amazon has almost everything we need! I figure we have a couple hundred dollars in change we've been waiting to turn in. It was going to be for like xmas presents and gifts but we never got around to it, so now it's for baby!
I love things like that I recently got sick of trying to sell my textbooks on craigslist and decided to try amazon buyback, and got nearly $300 in amazon gift credit. Now I can get homeschool stuff for DS, and presents for people, and possibly some of my wants for the baby. It's so nice having money to spend that can't easily be used for everyday stuff. Though that's assuming I can get DH to stop spending it for me...
post #84 of 87
That's awesome about coinstar. I don't think we have one here, but I don't have change anyway. I put it all in the kids piggy banks. I've been trying to sell stuff online, but it seems everyone is on a tight budget and shipping is soooooo much higher than last time I sold stuff that I'm not making any money.
post #85 of 87
kittywitty, can you sell on craigslist? Or list items as "actual shipping?" I have a scale that has helped me a ton. I think I ordered it from Amazon and it goes up to 25 or 50lbs, so I can weigh just about anything, then plug it in to USPS or FedEx or wherever for an accurate estimate (I then ship from home, too).

I need to get a few things up on CL this week, too.
post #86 of 87
I estimate shipping really low so that people will actually buy what I have. IME, people are more likely to buy if I just have a flat ppd price for something. I did list on craigslist but we live in a very rural area and I'm fairly certain almost nobody even uses it!
post #87 of 87
I bought my first baby things ever! I bought a fitted sheet (for the free crib my mom has found us - which is actually quite pretty), a cute fleece sleeper, and a cute little onesie from the thrift store! Not every exciting, I know. But you have to start somewhere!
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