I picked up clothes from a Buy Nothing member/friend

United States
January 23, 2023 6:22pm CST
Today, I stopped by to pick up a grocery bag full of boys clothing in sizes 6-7. There were three pair of pants, a pair of long shorts, 14 t-shirts, and a hooded sweatshirt. Some of these shirts seem to be barely worn, and nearly brand new. I am looking forward to getting them sent off to my niece for her boys. It is my hope that they will be able to use them, even though they are ages 5 and 2. (They will definitely grow into them, if they are too big.) If not, I am sure that she must know people in her homeschooling group, who might benefit from them. Photo is my own. If you are unfamiliar with the BuyNothing project, this link tells about what it is and the benefit to communities everywhere.
https://buynothingproject.org/about
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@spiderdust (13847)
• San Jose, California
24 Jan
That 5 year old will fit into those 6-7 clothes very soon if he isn't in that size already. My 6 year old is currently wearing size 8, but I tend to have tall children.
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• United States
24 Jan
@spiderdust I love that they are science-y/educational!! Many of them, at least!
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• United States
24 Jan
My grand-niece will be 8 in two weeks, and that is her size (the 8).
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@spiderdust (13847)
• San Jose, California
24 Jan
@TheSojourner They are definitely nice looking shirts!
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@RubyHawk (82084)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Jan
They do look new, I'm sure your niece will appreciate the clothes for her boys..
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• United States
24 Jan
Wow. That was a good haul. Good job.
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• United States
24 Jan
I hope so!
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• United States
24 Jan
@popciclecold I am just fortunate to have seen them offered. Last month, I sent her two boxes, totaling over 50 lbs, of books to her.
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@GardenGerty (149114)
• United States
24 Jan
That is a great way to repurpose usable clothes.
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• United States
24 Jan
My daughter also hosts clothing exchange parties once a year, in the past several. I was invited to the one yesterday. The things left over, she will take to a woman's shelter that caters to women in domestic violence situations. Here is a blog about one woman who does this.
https://www.modernfrugality.com/host-an-awesome-clothing-swap-party/
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@DWDavis (21252)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Jan
I hope your grandnephews are able to wear the clothes. The BuyNothing project seems to be a worthy cause. So much clothing gets thrown out these days when it still has years of use left in it.
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• United States
24 Jan
It's wonderful. And yesterday, I went to a clothing exchange event that my daughter hosted. She's actually getting her degree in some sort of sustainable energy or something like this. I cannot remember the exact field. But she's really into these types of projects, and recycling of all types. I am proud of her commitment.
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@JudyEv (300443)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Jan
That's nice that someone has donated such a lot of clothes and near new ones at that.
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• United States
24 Jan
She is an awesome lady, and one that is a moderator of our local group.
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@Dena91 (17760)
• United States
24 Jan
That is a great program. Glad you were able to send them on to your niece. Hope the boys can wear them.
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• United States
24 Jan
I'm sure they will grow into them, if not for now.
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• United States
24 Jan
I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
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@much2say (50582)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Jan
You're a wonderful aunt! Kids clothes are not cheap these days . . . I'm sure they'll be appreciated! I'm gonna check out this buynothing link!
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@much2say (50582)
• Los Angeles, California
26 Jan
@TheSojourner I used to do "Freecycle" - I don't know what's up with that these days. I got fed up with the flakes. I'll have to try this group!
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• United States
26 Jan
@much2say I didn't like the Freecycle groups. With BN, you are not obligated to give to the first person who wants it. There is something a bit more "civilized" but I think that depends on the group. I think my daughter's group in her locale is much different than mine, based just on demographics of age/income/education level.
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• United States
25 Jan
It's a wonderful place to be able to give in a way that works for you. It's not like somebody claiming it and then they get it.
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@kaylachan (41640)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Jan
Can't know until you try, and I'm guessing buy nothing means you got it for free?
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@kaylachan (41640)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Jan
@TheSojourner Might be worth looking into.
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• United States
24 Jan
@kaylachan It's a good project, but different areas have different "vibes." My daughter lives in an area and has a great BN group. My group has its moments.
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• United States
24 Jan
My daughter was the one that turned me on to the Buy Nothing Project. Yes, it is a community of people who share, and there are groups everywhere.
https://buynothingproject.org/about
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@LadyDuck (426352)
• Switzerland
24 Jan
I am very bad about children clothing size, but if those shirts are too big, they will be good in a year or two.
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• United States
24 Jan
I would rather send something too big and have them grow into it.
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• United States
24 Jan
@LadyDuck if I do send something too small, it can either be used for the younger one in the future or I'm sure my niece has other mothers that she's involved with with smaller children
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@LadyDuck (426352)
• Switzerland
24 Jan
@TheSojourner Surely better than sending something that is too small and useless.
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@JESSY3236 (17354)
• United States
24 Jan
Sadly there isn't a Buy Nothing group near me.
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• United States
24 Jan
Keep checking. They are popping up all over the place.
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@RubyHawk (82084)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Jan
Neat looking clothing. Lucky niece.
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• United States
25 Jan
I always keep my eyes open for clothes and books for the family. Also, certain people gift things, and I know the quality or how they take care of them. I feel very fortunate when I'm able to score something for my niece and her family.
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• United States
25 Jan
@RubyHawk I agree
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@RubyHawk (82084)
• Atlanta, Georgia
25 Jan
@TheSojourner It’s a good feeling when you can gift someone.
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@LindaOHio (114176)
• United States
24 Jan
I love hearing about clothes being recycled instead of being thrown away.
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• United States
24 Jan
I do too. I really love that these programs are becoming more and more popular.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
26 Jan
I need to check it out! I have gotten a few things from the Buy nothing facebook group.
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• United States
26 Jan
That's how one gets involved in the Project, through your local BN group on FB
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
26 Jan
@TheSojourner I just downloaded the app.
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@MarieCoyle (11495)
26 Jan
I have used my local Buy Nothing group as well, to give away and a few times I did get something I needed as well. Very nice to have the group.
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• United States
26 Jan
I really do like the project, though I wish I were in my daughter's area.