Saturday, October 2, 2010

Clothes Fairies

I LOVE clothes fairies-they save me soooo much money! I've had 3 visits recently and man, oh man, my cheap self loves it! First, my nephew had a growth spurt. Yea for me! He is the same age as Cade but now a little bigger so we got 2-3 sacks of clothes-wow! And shoes-woohoo! Cade is covered for the winter-what a blessing!!

Little miss KK that I keep during the week had some of her stuff cleaned out and Jenna got a bag full of clothes. She went from zero coats this winter to 4-wow. She won't need 4 so maybe I can be a clothes fairy for someone. She does need a Church coat, saw a cute one at T@rget last night, but, alas, I really have become cheap and wouldn't pay $24.99 for it. I believe she is covered for winter (definitely in pants and dresses) but may still need a couple of pjs and long sleeve shirts.

Cloee has had 2 clothes fairies recently: Jenna and her friend Jolie. She now has a clothing bag full of shoes from Jolie and winter pjs and well, everything. I was cleaning out the girls' closet and found 2 huge garbage bags of winter clothes I saved from Jenna. 18-months! perfect! Cloee needs NOTHING for winter and probably has too much! Jenna had lots of clothes because that was when I was working and was ignorant about being frugal! I may even clean out some of those winter clothes to bless someone else with. If I do that, then there's less laundry for me to do, and really, I like that!

This should have been a Frugal Friday post but well, I didn't feel so hot, so never got around to posting. I love my clothing fairies! I hope you are lucky enough to have one or two. BTW, that cute term "clothes fairies" is from my friend, Jennifer-not sure I would have come up with that all by myself! And if you count the fairies it was actually 4, I just didn't count Jenna. ;)

Have a great weekend!


Jennifer said...

You have been a Clothes Fairy along time at our house. I am glad I get to be that for other people now. LOVE LOVE Clothes Fairies!!! Thank you for starting it! :)

Liz said...

I LOVEEEEEEEE when the clothing fairy visits us, too! My niece (same age as Savannah) is built slightly longer, so her jeans become Savannah's jeans when she outgrows them. And Savannah's clothes all go to Sarah when she outgrows them. And Samuel's clothes all go to a friend who has 2 younger boys. And my girls' clothes (when they both outgrow them) go to my niece or a girlfriend's daughters. I swear, I haven't bought more than $100 worth of clothes in the last 5-6 years. (cumulative) I wouldn't know what to do if I had to actually purchase a full wardrobe for my crew!!