Your Guide to Hand Me Down Clothing Etiquette

Your Guide to Hand Me Down Clothing Etiquette

Hand me down clothing is an incredible blessing. I grew up getting hand me downs from cousins and family friends and it was like a treasure hunt every time my mom walked in with a new bag. I loved finding new to me items and stocking my closet for another season.

As a mom of five, I totally get why my mom hunted down hand me downs for us. Clothing can be incredibly expensive! Yes, there are awesome deals out there and yes, we make use of the thrift store, but even using my bargain hunting skills it can still cost a pretty penny to keep the kids in decent clothing. I’m not even talking name brands and the most up to date fashions - I’m just talking about clothing without stains or holes!

We’ve been incredibly blessed by friends and family members that have offered us clothing over the years. It’s one of the many ways we’ve seen God provide for our needs, especially during our leanest years. But occasionally we get overloaded and the clothing we are given simply takes over.

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Summer Stitch Fix Box - what I kept, what I sent back, plus find the look for less!

Summer Stitch Fix Box - what I kept, what I sent back, plus find the look for less!

My summer box from StitchFix had some fabulous items in it! Check out my review of the items as well as sign up to get your first fix for free! #stitchfix #stitchfixreview #subscriptionbox #sitchfixcoupon #stitchfixforfree #summerfashion #summertrends

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Stitch Fix Unboxing - what I kept, what I sent back, plus find the look for less!

 Stitch Fix Unboxing - what I kept, what I sent back, plus find the look for less!

My latest box from StitchFix had some fabulous items in it! Check out my review of the items as well as sign up to get your first fix for free! #stitchfix #stitchfixreview #subscriptionbox #sitchfixcoupon #stitchfixforfree

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2017 Clutter Buster Challenge Week 42: Kid or Guest Bedroom Closet Shelves

2017 Clutter Buster Challenge Week 42: Kid or Guest Bedroom Closet Shelves

I'm still in Mercedes room for this challenge. I could easily have gone into one of the boy rooms for this because both rooms have "stuff" on the shelves but its mostly extra bedding, seasonal clothing, or toys that have been confiscated for a short time. Mercedes uses her closet shelves for her current wardrobe. She has all these little cubbies to house her pants and a shelf above her dresser for skirts. 

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2017 Clutter Buster Challenge Week 40: Kid or Guest Bedroom Drawers

2017 Clutter Buster Challenge Week 40: Kid or Guest Bedroom Drawers

Since the beginning of the year when I planned out this whole list of decluttering tasks I knew that this week I would take on the drawers for the little boys. Why? Because their sock drawer was ridiculous. Last spring we kept pulling out infant socks. As in itty bitty newborn socks. Um, they were two and a half. But being the true procrastinator I am I put off the task until this week. Obviously. 

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