Maternity Clothes

12 Aug

So, of course a few months back I gave away ALL of my maternity clothes!  And now I’m prego again.  I certainly don’t have it in my budget to buy all new clothes!  I was lucky enought the second time around to get a huge bag from a friend of mine. 

This time, I found someone on craigslist.com who wanted to sell some of her clothes for $75.  We emailed back and forth and I asked if maybe I could do it in trade (scrapbooking/stamping items), since I was low on funds.   She ended up just giving them to me.  Whoo hoo! They are moving cross country this week and we made the switch yesterday.  I offered to make her a scrapbook album for her kids and she said not to worry, that she’d rather see the clothes go to someone who needs them than have someone buy them for cheap and re-sell them (apparently someone offered her only $30 and was going to re-sell on ebay).  She also said maybe if I have the time, I could make her a book and she would pay me.  Awesome. 

The Big Guy Upstairs is clearly looking out for us. 🙂

ps… Major tip of the day for parents on a budget… if you have a service to offer in lieu of money, it doesn’t hurt to ask to buy something in trade!

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5 Responses to “Maternity Clothes”

  1. GoofyJ August 12, 2008 at 5:07 pm #

    That is awesome! I barter piano lessons all the time – right now I have a student whose father is a mechanic and we are swaping car services – we buy parts, but all the labor is bartered. I’ve bartered babysitting, house cleaning, and gardening in the past. I LOVE it. 🙂 So glad that you were able to get the clothes, that is wonderful!

    Too bad we don’t live closer… Katie would love some piano lessons.

  2. morethananelectrician August 13, 2008 at 5:56 am #

    Even more than the Big Guy, that there are some good people who want to do good things for people is a refreshing thing to see.

    MAybe I’ll have my wife hang on to her her maternity stuff for a bit longer…as soon as she gets rid of them, she’ll probably get pregnant again.

  3. looksgoodinpolkadots August 13, 2008 at 6:16 am #

    That’s awesome! I so love a good barter system… we should do more of that!

    Cheers!
    Jamie

  4. curlywurlygurly August 13, 2008 at 6:23 am #

    you are a serious bargain hunter! 🙂 glad you scored some maternity clothing…craig’s list and ‘freecycle’ are cool bargain places. i’ve never shopped from them, but have sold stuff on cl.

  5. bluesuit12 August 13, 2008 at 7:12 am #

    Awesome! Glad to hear that worked out for you. I love it when I’m able to trade something rather than just buying stuff.

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