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Outgrown Kids Clothing

Updated on March 16, 2010

There are several things you can do with your children's old clothes. I personally have three favorite things to do with my kids' clothing they have outgrown.

1. I will find women who are expecting in the upcoming months and start filtering my gently used clothing off to them since I know how rough it can be to afford clothing, diapers, wipe, and all the other necessities for a first time mom. If you do not know anyone, you can call the local women's shelter to donate clothing and other items. These women are grateful for any help they can receive in keeping their family together. Yes, even newborns end up in a shelter espeically in this economy. The shelters will also take packages of diapers, wipes, and toys. If you have any additional time, you can also volutneer to help these women get back on their feet.

2. I will sell the clothing on eBay. If they are name brand and free of stains, rips, or tears, these sell the best on eBay auctions. Those easter dresses and suits that they wore for exactly one hour before stripping it off and tossing it in the corner are always finding new homes online each and every day. This is also a good place to get clothes at cheaper costs.

3. Second hand stores and sales such as Once Upon a Child, Kid's Attic, Kid's Patch to name a few stores. These stores will either buy the clothes outright or work on a consignment basis where you receive a percentage of the profits from the sale. If you take a consignment position, shop around at all the local consignment stores since each has a different payout and they might offer more for taking store credit instead of cash.

My least favorite option is donation where they will throw the clothing out without placing it on their shelves if they are over the quota of that particular size. We have a sale called Reruns that is semi annual but I feel that this is a great idea overall their implementation of it has been lackluster because they limit the amount of sizes and items an individual can bring which in turn limits the stock for their week long sale. The Salvation Army and Goodwill stores have been known to throw out perfectly good strollers as well as kids clothing if they have too mcuh of a specific style of item like Onesies. I'd rather see the items be donated again to a shelter instead of thrown away like garbage. I've seen people sell their used clothing on and which are both free online classified ad sites. No matter what you choose there are more options now than just donations to lackluster places.


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    • JennifersJumpers profile image


      9 years ago

      Great hub. I wish there were more "chain" consignment stores near me. All of the ones around here are owned by locals and they don't buy the clothes from you outright!

    • oliviadickens profile image


      10 years ago from USA

      Interesting and very useful tips for kids clothing. You can also go for organic clothing for your kids which are not only comfortable, cheap but safe for your kids. Read more about organic kids clothing from Your Kid's Clothing: Organic Fashion Can Be The Buzzing Word at

    • AFTiggerIntel profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from Nebraska

      Other money saving tips are to buy toys that have at least a dual purpose. Examples are the Infant to toddler rockers by Fisher Price, they are a vibrating chair AND a rocker/activity center. I think most of the toys my son has are rated between 18 months and 5 years old so he isn't going to outgrow them anytime soon since he's 27 months old.

    • MM Del Rosario profile image

      MM Del Rosario 

      10 years ago from NSW, Australia

      thanks for answering my request, these are great tips!!!


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