Luckily for us we’ve been given a huge amount of used baby clothes. As some of his 0-3 month clothing is getting a bit too small I started sorting through the bags of larger clothes to see what we’ve got. All of the 3-6 month stuff has now been washed, dried and folded away in the bottom drawer so it is ready when he needs it in a few weeks time. Based on the sort out I now have a much better idea of what I need to buy for him, namely long and short sleeved body suits plus a couple of short sleeved T-shirts. Getting organised about this stuff saves wasting money on things you don’t need and making sure you have some budget left for the things you do.
The ‘new’ clothes are now packed away, ready and waiting in the drawers above. This is a chest of drawers we used to have in our bedroom which husband painted ready for baby’s arrival. Also in the photo you can see the IKEA spice rack we’ve used as a little book shelf. The pictures are taken from an old Ladybird book about trees. I found the book in a charity shop a couple of years ago and bought it because I loved the illustrations – probably because they remind me of reading ladybird books as a child. Anyway I used the photocopier at work ( probably breaking a hundred copyright laws in the process – sorry!) to take copies of my favourite three pages and repurposed the frame from elsewhere in the house, thus the framed prints only cost 3p for personal use of the office photocopier. Husband painted a huge mural taking up an entire wall in our little girls room but we’re going to wait until baby boy is a bit older to see what he’d like before doing anything too dramatic in his room!
So, today’s challenge has been met by organising the free clothes we’ve been given and making a realistic plan for what we actually need to buy!