Maybe it’s because another baby is in their future or maybe it’s for sentimental reasons. Sometimes it’s for a couple months, sometimes it’s years.
I kept a few items because I thought I would use them later and a part of me didn’t want to give it up. Well when baby number two came 6 years later, I unpacked the maternity clothes, took a glance, frowned and they went straight into the donation pile. Not only were they out of style but they didn’t even fit like they did with my last pregnancy! Because I own a maternity resale shop, here are the reasons I have found NOT to keep any of your maternity clothes:
- You don’t know what season your next pregnancy will be in.
- You don’t know what size you will be fitting the next time you’re pregnant. Maybe you go up or down a size or maybe you just carry your baby differently and your “oh so cute low panel jeans” are now putting some serious strain on your bladder.
- Many moms have told me that they just don’t want to wear the same thing again. Let’s face it, a maternity collection is never as large as your non-maternity wardrobe and it gets old fast. Get something new-ish and in style!
- Why keep it when you can sell them and get cash for some other important stuff (diapers comes to mind, preferably cute cloth ones 😉
- It’s nice to give to friends and family but do you have the same style and size?
- If you hold on to it for too long they become out dated, no one else will want them including yourself.
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So instead of packing up your maternity items that you think you MIGHT be able to use later; why not make room in your storage, get some cash or trade them in for baby stuff or nursing stuff? That’s the fun of resale!