Would you save the clothes?

@ersmommy1 (12605)
United States
June 22, 2009 2:49pm CST
A good friend of mine gave me clothing for my son. My son is 6 months old. These things are size 6. so they won't even fit him til kindergarten. I could and probably should put them in a tote and store them. But there is a part of me that wants to put them on craigslist, or some similar site, sell them and use the money for clothing he needs now.
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11 responses
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
23 Jun 09
If they are nice and in real good condition and quality clothes... why not save them? Maybe go through and pick the special stuff out and sell the rest... think of it as investing in the future. You know that you won't have to buy some clothes when he gets that age. But then again, if you don't have hte space to store...and give the away.. your friend probably won't know or remember come about 5 years down the road!
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
23 Jun 09
My sister always bought clothes that she liked for her grand daughter that she has in her care and she bought clothes that she couldn't wear for a few years and then when her house caught fire she lost it all and lost so much..So now she tries not to buy so much and so many clothes that might be "future wear" clothes. Cause we never know what will truly happen from day to day. Could be tornado's,floods and fires that can take out anything..Not that I want to jinx anyone..just trying to be realistic.
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
23 Jun 09
And if none of that stuff happens...then you have a lot of great stuff that was either free or low expense and when it comes time to use them...you don't have to spend money you might not have at that time.. but still have what you need. It is a 50/50 proposition no matter how you look at it. You're saying since you can't predict the future, don't save? Well, that could be said for a 401k and savings account...current evidence as back up - who'd a thunk it that banks would go under as they have and people would loose their retirements that they saved and saved for. but at the same time...if greedy people hadn't created bad loans and greedy people hadn't signed for those bad loans that they really didn't qualify for within the last 5 years...most likely we wouldn't have had this crises we are currently in and people would still have their homes and their 401's and retirements. I believe in saving as best and repsonsible as I can in whatever I think I will need...even stocking up on food sales. Might loose it in an earthquake but will be really glad I have it when the income stops and I need food for my kids. I'm not a pack rat, but am an consciencious, responsible, intelligent thinker...if it is 10/$1.00 now, why not buy 10 and save them, cause next time I want that item.. it'll be $1.00 each! Free good quality clothes...means alot of money I don't have to come up with later and I won't have to worry if my kids are dressed. Nothing but smart mentality goin' on with that! ONly problem is if you have the room to store it and remember what you have and don't go into pack-rat mode.
@eileenleyva (8604)
• Philippines
28 Jun 09
Sell them and buy new clothes for the baby. Today is important. Tomorrow will take care of itself when it comes. I won't feel offended if I was the giver of the clothes. I had given it and it's mine no longer. It is at the disposal of the new owner.
• United States
26 Jun 09
I would suggest storing them. You wouldn't want to accidentally insult a friend who was trying to be nice.
@Zhizho (1352)
• Indonesia
26 Jun 09
Hallo.Usually,I save the clothes that someone give to my son.I think,loosing time,we can't conscious that our son more grow.You know,it's so fast passed.So,I suggest just save except you don't want to wear it,you can give someone who need or as gift.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I would go ahead and try to sell them to get your son what he needs now. They may not be in style or what your child wants to wear by the time he is 6 years old anyway. Good luck.
@airakumar (1556)
• India
24 Jun 09
I don't do that. But this is a good idea, though.
@airakumar (1556)
• India
24 Jun 09
I don't do so. But saving is good.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
24 Jun 09
I would be tempted to sell them and buy ones that will fit in the near future as well. A lot can happen to clothes in 6 years. The elastic could be ruined by then on them if there is elastic on any of them. Knowing my luck I would store them and then forget about them when the time came that they would fit. Another deciding factor would be do you have the room?
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
23 Jun 09
I would ask if she would be offended if you sold them to be able to provide him with the clothing he needs now I am sure she won't be offended in the least. I mean size six is a size eh won't see maybe for 4-5 more years or more even..so they can actually maybe dry rot or get moldy or mildewed by that time and I think it would be best to do as you want and sell them and that way the clothes are put to good use and everyone is happy because they are getting the right sizes.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
22 Jun 09
well, you could try a place where they take used kids clothes and give you money. they only take the best of the best though. i dont think you will really get a whole lot of money for them.
@katsmeow1213 (28715)
• United States
22 Jun 09
I personally wouldn't do either. If these are second hand clothes that didn't originally belong to you, I personally find it a bit tacky to sell them and pocket the cash. But 6 years is too long to hold onto clothing. I'd probably find a friend who's child is closer to that age who could use the clothes.