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cleaner house, clothes dilemma

February 21st, 2007 at 07:04 pm

I did a spin through our "junk room" today and came out with a bunch of stuff to freecycle. I was thinking of dropping it all off at the thrift store just to be done with it, but I really like the idea of it going to someone who can use it for free. I really hope that it can be picked up by Friday, though. DH and I are hosting a sledding party - we'll have about 20 people. Right now I have three big piles of stuff in the office. I would hate to have to find a place for it if it's still here by Friday.
Moral dilemma: A friend of my SIL always gives me her son's clothes, as he is about 2 years older than my ds1. I haven't bought any new clothes for him in over a year now, and I have enough clothes to last through his 5th birthday (he's 3 now) easily, due to her. The thing is, she has also given me a number of new, with tags, brand name clothes (Gap, Osh Kosh, Tommy, etc.). If we can use these, we will...but she has given me so much that I have to get rid of some of the clothes because they take up too much room. I was thinking of selling some of the nicer items on E-Bay, but I feel guilty about it. I mean, she could have done this herself, but she gave them to me instead. My other options are to freecycle the items, or to donate them and see if I can get the donation receipt with her name on it (we do not itemize - if she does, then at least she will get something out of it). What would you do?

6 Responses to “cleaner house, clothes dilemma”

  1. mbkonef Says:

    What about e-baying them and splitting it with her or asking her if she minds if you do that?

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Definitly ebay! I think you should ask her if she minds and if she says no, ask if she would like some of the profits and she probably won't, but at least you can move forward with a clean conscious.

  3. princessperky Says:

    ditto ebay and split it! Ask if you like, but it was given to you so long as she never expects any back.

  4. Nic Says:

    Ditto e-bay and if she doesn't want to split the money,maybe a gift card to a grocery store,restaurant etc.

  5. Ima saver Says:

    She gave them to you, they are your clothes to sell. Treat her to lunch out if you make some money.

  6. KEALINA Says:

    i like everybodies idea of e-baying and splitting the money... that way she gets some of her money back and you get something for doing all the work as well as being able to clear the house and also selling them to somebody who wants them...

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