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So, here's my question: How do you decide when it's best to store for later or to sell for quick cash?<br><br>
For example, how long do you keep the baby stuff when you don't plan on having another baby right away? We are thinking that we will probably have another after dh graduates nursing school in 3-4 years, but the only form of bc we are planning on using is condoms, I can't handle hormones and a V is to drastic (though we are thinking about it). I'm, just worried that we will get pg on accident and be left we no money AND nothing for the baby.<br><br>
I know that it will probably cost us more in the long run if we sell the stuff and then have to buy it all over again. So, how long? What is the cut off?
 

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Where and how will you store it? It's almost always cheaper to sell and purchased used if you use paid storage unless you are going to use the item(s) quickly.
 

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We luckily have storage here or else there is no way I would be keeping it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">. We could just really use the money to pay a debt to family that we promised to have paid off by a certain date. Our circumstances changed since dh has to go to school this summer instead of working OT. If I don't pay them by september we will never be able to borrow from them again and they we will completely lose thier respect. So, I'm just trying to come up with money for that so that, but don't want to screw myself over in case we get accidently pg.
 

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I'be been wondering the same thing! We're thinking we won't even TRY for #3 until I've paid off my CC (which will take at least a year and a half since it's the third debt on our list to pay off. LOL)<br><br>
Soooooooooooo I don't know!
 

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I wonder the same thing! I sold almost everything after DD1 was born, and it was frustrating to have to rebuy or rediscover stuff for DD2. For instance, DD1 loved her swing, but we couldn't afford one for DD2 and I couldn't find a decent one at a thrift shop. Luckily, I was thrown a shower at work and when they asked what was a "big ticket" item I needed, I immediatly said a swing, so they got me one! I can't imagine saving the swing from DD1, but finding a new one that I could afford was tough (the swing I use mostly while cooking dinner, when it feels unsafe to wear DD2).<br><br>
I look forward to your thoughts!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So, here's my question: How do you decide when it's best to store for later or to sell for quick cash?<br><br>
For example, how long do you keep the baby stuff when you don't plan on having another baby right away? We are thinking that we will probably have another after dh graduates nursing school in 3-4 years, but the only form of bc we are planning on using is condoms, I can't handle hormones and a V is to drastic (though we are thinking about it). I'm, just worried that we will get pg on accident and be left we no money AND nothing for the baby.<br><br>
I know that it will probably cost us more in the long run if we sell the stuff and then have to buy it all over again. So, how long? What is the cut off?</div>
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Consider the big V permanent! Don't get it if having another is going to happen someday(reversal is like $10k, very painful and not always successful). I'd keep the best of the clothes and items until I was completely done having kids, same w/ maternity clothes.
 

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Well I had kept a lot of things from dd1 as far as clothes, but its overwhelming and they are really not expensive at the consignment store.<br>
I kept some of my fave larger items, sold others and the ones I sold if I didn't replace I have not missed.<br>
I am not keeping any of the larger items this time other than out car seat (britax infant seat) nor am I saving any of the clothes tat are not top faves. I kept a couple of dd2s preemie outfits for sentimental reasons but that is all,<br><br>
Good luck<br>
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Jessica
 

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Baby stuff is easy to come buy for cheap - craigslist, consignment, freecycle, just asking around (it seems like there are ALWAYS people trying to get rid of baby stuff, LOL!) So I'd probably sell.
 

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I'd probably sell if I were in your shoes, but then again we've decided that if we have another baby all we'll need is pretty much diapers and a few kimonos for the first three months as we're on a quest to simplify. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Well, is there any baby stuff you can sell that you won't NEED to replace if you end up with a surprise baby?
 

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Sell. Sell. Sell unless you are pregnant or actively trying to become pregnant, especially when you owe family money.
 

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I'd sell most of it, seasons change, who knows what your next baby may need. I kept everything from #1 for #2, but in reality, we didn't need near that much. After #2 I got rid of everything b/c we are not going to get PG until at least next year (#2 is 2 now, I got rid of it as she grew out of everything). I have kept the crib, I gave the swing to my brother (no kids yet, but I have no storage space and it was like new) and the rest is all gone except for a few outfits I kept for them. We just use NFP for BC, so you might look into that and avoid "dangerous" times even w/ a condom. It's best to be as safe as possible! We don't want to get PG b/c we are building a house next year and I do NOT want to do that w/ an infant or even being PG. When it is built we will consider having another one or two <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 
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