This weekend my sister Sylvia came to visit during her fall break. She is a kindergarten teacher, so she is great with the kids. We went to the zoo and did other fun and exciting things like go to Target and to Vanderbilt so Sophie could participate in a behavioral study. There Sophie displayed her total and complete lack of interest in videos and in responding to verbal cues therein. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing.
We also went garage sale-ing, where Sylvia proved to be quite the good-luck charm. We had a successful day. Most notably, I picked up the following:
The collection above consists of boys clothes, sizes 0-24 months/2T. Most of the items are 18 months or 24 months. Unfortunately, Will wears mostly 3T now. You may be asking yourself why I would buy all these clothes when they don't fit my child. A very good question. I am asking myself the same thing. But you have to understand the situation:
At this garage sale, things were cheaply priced. But if we touched anything or showed any interest in an item, a MUCH cheaper price was immediately volunteered. Even though it was only 10:30 am, the lady was complaining about needing to close up her sale and take everything to Goodwill because her son had a soccer game at noon. She had two large bins of clothes that were all 25 cents a piece. I couldn't resist asking her if she wanted to make a deal on the whole collection. She said, "Sure, how about $5?" And the deal was done. (She later added that she did want to keep the big Rubbermaid bins, which made me laugh. As if for $5 I would think that I could take the bins! And as if they would fit in my trunk! So she provided two big black garbage bags, which were filled to the brims for my $5.)
Because I am a dork, I counted the items and there are about 128. So that comes out to 4 cents per item!
A brief description of the items: They are pretty much all name-brand clothes and cute. There's a lot of Children's Place and Gymboree things. They are mostly casual separates. Most of them look pretty current and have no stains. There are a ton of flannel and fleece sleepers, so many that Sylvia asked, "Did they have twins?!" because we couldn't figure out how one little boy in Tennessee could need so many. As noted above, most of the items are 24 months, but there's a lot of 18 month stuff too. (In the picture, they are in rows by sizes and the back row is 24 months, next row is 18 months, etc.)
So now I ask you, my dear blogging friends, do you know anyone that could use these? It might be you or a friend or someone you know of that may not have a lot of extra money. It really doesn't matter. What I cannot find a home for, I may consign or I may see if I can donate to AGAPE or somewhere like that. I just cannot resist a deal!
Fun at the Fair
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