We have a full partially finished basement. The non-finished part of the basement is crammed full of boxes. Half of the boxes are empty (Hubby has this thing about keeping every single box that comes into our house) the other half has mostly clothes in Rubbermaid containers. A LOT of Rubbermaid containers. After Sunshine was born we kept her clothes, knowing we wanted another child but not knowing if the baby would be a girl or not. So we kept it. All of it. After Monkey was born we weren't sure about a third, so we continued to keep her clothes just in case we had another baby and if that baby happened to be a girl. Well we had another baby and the baby was not a girl. This means we have a lot of clothes ranging from newborn to size 5. Now I have sold some of the newborn stuff, but not much. I had not gotten to the containers of bigger baby sizes. So what should we do with all of this stuff?
The question was really more a "when are we going to get rid of all that stuff". We decided to do a garage sale. A very large garage sale getting rid of as much clothes, baby toys and maybe some bigger toys that the other two just don't play with, that we possibly could. For two straight weekends we were going to host an epic sized single family sale.
I have continued to bring up box after box after box of girl clothes. Just about when I think I have almost reached the end, I realize I haven't gone through the other 2 boxes that are in the kitchen or the living room. We decided to do a dot system; every red dot is $.50, green dots are $1.00, etc. It saved me a ton of time. Hubby picked up a pack of 800 and I have run out of stickers with 3 boxes left. I did buy most of this at a clothing sale, so most of the clothes I bought for $2 and under, but seriously? WHY didn't anyone stop me? I went shopping with my sisters and they saw me and saw my basket of goodies. Why, oh why, didn't they tell me, "Hey Vicky, you seem to have a bunch of stuff for your 1 year old. You realize you only have one child don't you?"
I am looking forward to having my basement back. But now there is a new question. What am I going to do with all of those containers?