Most women, after pregnancy are left with a good bit of used maternity clothes with very little purpose outside of the occasional desire for button free pants and hide all sweaters. I know I had a bunch that I’d actually grown pretty fond of over the 6-7 months I’d worn them and throwing them away was just not an option I’d consider. Plus, maternity clothes are one of those things that can always be put to good use – whether they’re used or not.
So with that said, here are my top recommendations for getting rid of your used maternity clothes.
Five things to do with your used maternity clothes
- Offer them to a pregnant friend to borrow
If you have a pregnant friend who probably needs the clothes, you can offer her for good or loan her out. However, it’s always a personal rule to know that when sharing clothes, give what you will be okay with without wanting it back. It’s generally not worth keeping following your friend over some pieces of clothes you gave her some time back.
- Sell them to a local consignment shop or on a site
If in any way you do not want to reuse or keep your maternity clothes, you can make some cash through them by selling online or at local consignment shops. Always check and confirm that there is no stains, rips or spit-ups before you sell them.
- Donate them to a local charitable organization or place of worship
There are many charitable organizations out there who have specialized in obtaining donated maternity clothes and distributing them to many soon-to-be moms who can’t afford them. You can look for such organizations and give the clothes.
- Hold a Maternity Clothing Drive
I’ve actually seen various women across the web hosting clothing drives for their used maternity clothes and the concept is brilliant. They hold them at their homes, churches, etc. and ask for a number of women to also donate their used maternity clothes for the drive. From there, they offer the clothing for sale the proceeds go toward their favorite charity.
- Craft them into something new
There are many ways in which one can reuse the maternity clothes. Besides wearing them past pregnancy, you can also craft them into something different and fantastic. You can craft your nightgown into a nicely-tailored dress or even make cute shirts out of them.