When I first found out I was having twins, I wasn’t too excited about hand me down clothes, gear or anything. But reality quickly hit when I went shopping, and I realized just how much money everything cost (times two!)
Well I have since realized the error of my thinking and now welcome the thought of someone offering me a new toy for the kids or some clothes. Not only does it save us money, but it’s good for the environment (less in landfills), and most of the gear is in tip top shape and we can pass it on once we have had our turn.
Another way to help cut the spending is by “rotating toys” or borrowing them from your friends. This way the kids get new toys for a bit and then they get rotated.
Just this week we had a surprise gift of hand me down toys. The boys have had endless fun with the new stimulation. And the shorts they are wearing are “new to us” too.
So thank you to all of you who have given us these wonderful gifts of clothing, toys and baby gear! Your gifts are really appreciated and the environment thanks you too!
What do you do with your old toys, clothes and baby gear?