Save, donate, consign or sell

Quick notes:

  • You can save, donate, sell, or consign your maternity clothes.

  • Donating to charities can provide you with some tax benefits.

  • Most local churches know people who can benefit from your old maternity clothes and other used items.

 

After your baby is born and your body gets back to normal, you may want to throw out your maternity clothes and get back to your “normal” ones. Here are some ways to put those maternity clothes to good use.

Purge

Before you decide what to do with your old maternity clothes, you need to go through what you have. Do any of them need to be thrown out? Do some of them need to be mended before being used again? Are there stains that need to come out? Take stock of what you have.

Save

If there is a chance you could get pregnant again, it is best to save your maternity clothes. The last thing you want to do is get rid of them, then find out in a few months that you have another one on the way. For those who are through having children, you can move on to other options.

Donate

Donating unwanted items is a great way to get rid of old maternity clothes. Ask local churches if they know of a pregnant mom in need. One of them can likely point you in the right direction.

 

Just because people are in need does not mean they should have to look like rag dolls. If it is not in good enough shape for you to wear, do not donate it.

 

You could also donate to charities for a tax break. Some places to consider are the Salvation Army and battered women’s shelters. Even thrift stores provide a receipt for your donations.

As a side note, just because people are in need does not mean they should look like rag dolls. If it is not in good enough shape for you to wear, do not donate it.

Consignment

Consigning items is a great way to either make some extra cash or get store credit to replenish your wardrobe after your baby is born.

Call around to your local consignment shops to see who gives you the highest percentage. Ask friends and loved ones for recommendations.

Sell

There are plenty of places to sell maternity clothes if you have the time and patience to put into it. First, there is Facebook, Craigslist, and similar platforms. There are also places that specialize in reselling maternity clothes. The following are some great options to consider:

1. ThredUP

With ThredUP, you request a bag. When you receive the bag, you put your clothes in and send it back. ThredUP will contact you with an offer for the clothes they choose to keep.

They may not accept all of your clothes. It is best to take a look at their requirements before sending anything in.

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2. LuLu Mommy

LuLu Mommy is an online “store” where moms can buy and sell items. Be sure to offer good prices to move your items quickly. This is a free option.

3. Tradesy

Tradesy is similar to LuLu Mommy but there are a few differences. You can post your items for free. If the items sell, Tradesy collects the money, keeps 9%, and then gives the seller the rest.

4. Kid to Kid

Kid to Kid is a kids store that you can sell your used items to. They have a large chain of physical locations, so check to see if there is one near you.

5. LetGo

LetGo is another online platform where you can sell your used items. At this time, it is completely free to use.

 

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