Category Archives: Rambling
Gone so far:
- Travel cot
- Bottles, breast pump
- Bath support
- One box of clothes
Total cost new: over £500 (yep, I was one of those clueless first timers who bought everything brand new. Some items were gifts though)
Total value sold: £65 (some items given to charity shops or donated via Freecycle)
To go, once I find missing parts…
- Door bouncer
- Activity mat
- Reuseable nappies
- 4 more boxes of clothes
Total cost new: around £350
Expected sale value: £50 or so (mat will be donated)
To go in the next few months once E’s been moved on:
- High chair
Total cost new: Around £250
Expected sale value: £75
Hopefully these items will all go to good homes – I don’t care about money, particularly. I’m mostly annoyed that with most of the stuff I’ve already sold, D and E hardly used them. Lesson learned – if I was doing this again I’d be buying second hand!
I’ve started selling/donating D’s (& E’s, but it was mostly D’s that we recycled) baby things. So far, one box of clothes has gone and a few toys and accessories. A lot of things went to his cousin, but the rest was put on Freecycle or donated to charity shops.
There’s more to go, of course… The side-sleeper crib (E has been in a full cot – and now a bed – since January), the travel cot (neither D nor E ever used this), the activity mat, the reusable nappies (no, we never did go back to them…), the very first clothes, all of E’s <12m stuff, my maternity wear, the pram (that again, neither D nor E ever really liked), the carrier (E's far too big for it now. How we managed to wear D til 18m I have no idea...) and all the baby toys. None of it is in use and is mostly sat in boxes taking up room but I must admit to feeling a bit sad about getting rid of it. I guess it's confirmation that my babies are growing up and I won't get to have this time ever again. By choice, yes - I am 100% sure I do not want any more children, thank you - but it does feel a little sad. Just need to get on and list that which is in good condition on ebay and get on with it instead of being silly :P
We went off on holiday with extended family at the end of last month. It was a long haul flight (we went to Florida, which is a 9 hour flight each way) and were umming and ahhing about what to do with our car seats. We had a taxi booked to take us to the airport, for which we’d definitely need them, and a hire car booked for the stay over there, for which we’d also need car seats – sure we could hire them, but it was an additional expense. Our flight included checked car seats at no extra cost, so we thought it was a no-brainer – we’ll take them with us!
Yeah… About that.