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Anybody rather not have a yard sale..

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive June 2004: Anybody rather not have a yard sale..
By Jackie on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 07:08 am:

The yard sale post got me thinking...I love to go to yard sales on the weekend. And being the cheap person that Iam :), I dontwant to spend alot of money for childrens clothes.
Since baby #3 is coming in 9 weeks or so, we are going through alot of boxes of clothes, deciding on what to keep, all the nicer clothes, getting rid of the clothes that arent my favorite. But, I refuse to sell these clothes for 50 cents each...
So we packed up 3 huge green-garbage bags full of clothes,and I dontated them to local charity. This charity actually gives them to the families in need..I dont even like donating to the Salvation Army, or big places like that, because it cause right to their thrift stores. I liked knowing my donations are going right to families who need them...
Funny I know I could make a little money at a yard sale, but it just kills me to sell the stuff for such a low price.
How about the rest of you? What do you do with stuff you want to get rid of?

By Children03 on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 07:26 am:

Well I feel the same way. I try to find friends that really might need my girl's clothing when my girls out grow them, but I also call AADD -
Atlanta Alliance on Developmental Disabilities & Georgia Family Support and they give things to the people that really do need these things. I love it too because they come to my front door to get the items - no hauling it out for me. I can also write it off on my taxes as a donation.

By Bellajoe on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 07:38 am:

I either give them to my sister for her kids, bring them to "Once Upon a Child", dontate to Salvation Army, or Purple Heart or bring them to Church who gives them to needy familys.

By Colette on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 07:41 am:

I donate gently used clothing, books, toys and household items to either the Salvation army or a couple of homeless or battered women's shelters around here.

By Brandy on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 08:20 am:

Well just the other day i was at swimming lessons for the boys and a lady i know and her brother in law where talking about how at the church they go too they were giving clothes to needy families about an hour later i was emptying my truck there.The guy kept saying thank you and i said your welcome but i'm not done yet lol.I usually take it to the rescue mission or salvation army but this time for some reason( i believe so i could give them to this church) i was too lazy to take them up there = ) and just recently i gave 3 bags full to a lady at my work that has 6 children = )

By Amecmom on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 08:30 am:

Me too. I like to donate my stuff.


By Kittycat_26 on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 08:30 am:

I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one.

I like to stop at yard sales but I'd rather go to the dentist than have one myself.

By Fraggle on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 08:38 am:

I donate gently used clothing (and lots of other stuff) to the Salvation Army, too.

By Debbie on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 09:15 am:

I HATE having yard sales. I did have one before we moved because I had lots of stuff. I sold all our baby stuff since we decided we were done having children. I sold our crib, several strollers, high chair, toddler bed, etc. This is the only one I have ever had. I usually donate all my dks's clothes, toys, etc. to the women's shelter. Otherwise, I give them to friends.

By Trina~moderator on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 09:31 am:

Count me in. I don't want to be bothered with having yard sales. I'd rather give things to family and friends and/or donate to Good Will. Recently a Good Will drop off location opened in my town, and it's quite convenient.

By Andi on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 10:11 am:

I don't mind having a yard sale, infact I think they can be fun if you do it with some neighbors. But I do donate all the leftovers to my favorite charity after the sale is over.

When I found out I was having a girl I gave away all of the Boy clothes (6 boxes) I have been saving since DS was born to one of my really good friends who had a little boy. She was very excited and it makes me feel good to see him wearing some of the outfits. :)

By Babysitbarb on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 10:25 am:

Ditto. I would rather give them to someone that can use them or donate to a place were people who need them can get them also. I love going to garage sales but, It's not worth all the work to me to have one. My DD's are always on me about having one. Maybe I should just once to let them do the work and see what it's like and then let them have the money. We'll see.

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