Before you started really trying to conceive, you probably purchased a few baby items.
Giggling excitedly, you went to a store and purchased a baby books, onesies and a few additional cute baby clothes. Maybe your mommy friends lent you some stuff, just in case. You happily put these items in a box in your basement until you were pregnant. Fast forward 2-10 years, these ‘cute’ baby items are now collecting dust in your basement and the books that were once brand new, have formed spiderwebs on them. Over time, you have slowly given away these items to expectant moms. “It’s Molly’s damn baby shower this weekend. What should I get her? Might as well give her a bag of books….” “Co-worker, Denise, is expecting again??? Maybe she would like that expensive receiving blanket I bought 5 years ago.” Just wipe off the dust, Denise, and the blanket is as good as new.
There also might come a time when you move to a new home, and there is no point in bringing these old boxes of baby clothes. You find yourself having a garage sale, selling off those items meant for your baby. You now have a lawn filled with baby stuff and all your neighbors are wondering ‘who is this crazy childless lady with all this baby stuff?” I’M NOT THE CRAZY ONE, MRS. PENNYPACKER! YOU’RE THE ONE WHO JUST PURCHASED A STUFFED ANIMAL THAT’S BEEN SITTING IN MY BASEMENT SINCE 2001.”
Well, at least you made $24.00 at your garage sale. You can put that towards your next fertility treatment. Score.