The better part of nearly three years of Gabrielle’s sartorial existence is headed out the door today. I’m trying a consignment sale for the first time – and I’m excited to see what the outcome of my preservation of these items will be.
I’m taking them to The Posh Closet sale in hopes that some other sweet child will be able to enjoy them in a similar manner to how we have! Whatever doesn’t sell at the sale (and the remainder of the baby stuff that we are done with) will go to the Covenant Presbyterian Church consignment sale to benefit Gabrielle’s playschool.
Wow, there are so many wonderful memories attached to all these sweet little garments. The best times of my life. I’ve loved dressing Gabrielle. I know it will be soon that she will be picking out her own clothes – and I’m excited for that as well – but oh how I’ve loved the chance to do it for her!
In sorting and pricing and tagging and getting all the items ready (with the help of my organizing soul sister, Elizabeth, who has done wonders in our home), I’ve learned quite a bit about abundance and overabundance – and that it’s hard to know what you need as a first-time parent – and especially as an apparel-loving first-time parent!
I like the feeling of release that comes along with clearing out clutter. And I like that it helps to make room for a more refined, inspired purchasing process in the future. One with a more defined focus on what I need in life to be happy. And at the end of the day, it’s my family and my friendships and my life experiences that mean the most to me.