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Old 02-09-2009, 08:02 AM   #1
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Storing clothes (for hand-me-downs)

My DD is 8.5 and is outgrowing all of her size 8 clothes. We are expecting a 2nd daughter next month, and I'm wondering whether you'd store clothes for sisters who will be almost 9yrs apart? My DD's clothes are all really nice, but I know that styles change, especially over such a long period of time.

Would you store ODDs clothes for YDD? Or give/sell them and just get new ones way down the road.

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Old 02-09-2009, 09:47 AM   #2
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I would keep basic things like jeans, turtle necks, t-shirts, fitted long sleeve tees, socks, pajamas, and the more traditional items. Then sell all the trendy things since it's very doubtful they will be in style in 9 years.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:56 AM   #3
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Re: Storing clothes (for hand-me-downs)

My girls are 5 and 6 years apart. I save the nicer things that probably won't go out of style. Well, the same for my boys. The oldest passes stuff down to the second one right after he outgrows them, then I save the nicer things for the third, which isn't many by that point.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:01 AM   #4
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I would keep them. The little girl won't know the difference and unless your trying to impress someone with your taste in clothes what she is wearing wont matter to most people. Besides just say its vintage if someone asks..Vintage is in!
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:01 AM   #5
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Good dresses and sentimental pieces, maybe, but the rest of it I wouldn't. Even jeans can change drastically in style in nearly 10 years, and that that age they're old enough to notice and care. You'd be sacrificing a lot of room for clothes that probably won't get used.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:10 AM   #6
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I would not save them.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:11 AM   #7
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I'd keep a couple of things that you really love and sell the rest. Partially because who wants to store a bunch of clothes for 9 years?? The chances that they'll wind up moth-eaten or damaged in a basement flood are fairly good, and if you move you'll be dragging all that baggage along.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:21 PM   #8
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Sell them now. Styles will probably change by then + elastic goes bad with storage.

If they were 3 yrs apart, I'd keep them
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:04 PM   #9
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You could keep maybe some basic stuff but a lot of it won't be in style when it comes time for her to wear it plus clothes with elastic and materials like that break down after so long. I wouldn't personally because I think it'd just take up space and I bet by that time you're gonna want new stuff anyways.
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If it was me I would probably try to consign them to buy new clothes for the baby. Storing and sorting through clothes is a nightmare for me! And mine will only be 20 months apart.
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