Okay....I have 2 boys ages 4.5 and 3.5 and expecting a girl in Oct (ultrasound was pretty clear! - but I'll keep a few blue sleepers just in case).
I don't want to keep all these boy's clothes until if and when we might have/adopt another boy. And I've been given boxes of girls clothes already to sort through and decide what to keep.
So my plan for today was to
1.make a box of 18 month-2T clothes for my godson for the fall/winter and other outfits in larger sizes that are still good.
2. make a box of 12-18 months fall/winter boy clothes for the friend who gave me all the girls clothes (already gave her spring/summer items)
3. keep only the girl clothes I absolutely love...I know I will be getting many more gifts from family. Plus, I know I prefer cotton one-piece sleepers for the first 6 months or so, so why keep all the assorted long sleeve onesies, various shades of pink pants, etc.
4. Put everything I am not going to keep in bags and boxes to give to our sweet cleaning ladies who will give to local friends and family or share with relatives in Bolivia.
I do believe that I shouldn't hoard, and that I will be blessed in return if and when I need things if I am generous and share with others.
So why is this so hard? I pick up a cute shirt or a cute onesie and say "well, she MIGHT wear this..." So, I just need some encouragement....I think part of the problem is my mom kept EVERYTHING and I never had an example of doing this. Another thing is I am trying to be frugal so I would hate to have to buy some of this stuff again in the future. Storage is not a problem...we have a big house - but it weighs on my mind that it is all sitting in closets when it could be being used.
Doesn't this sound reasonable for the first 6-9 months or so?
10 NB gowns, sleepers
10 0-3 months sleepers - 2 or 3 special outfits, winter bunting
10 3-6 month sleepers, 2 or 3 special outfits, winter bunting
10 6-9 month sleepers, rompers, couple outfits of separates, 2-3 special outfits
This baby will wear CD so I have pretty good idea of which outfits won't work with cloth...I need to just pass those along so matter how cute they are!