Author Topic: When is it ok to ask for hand me downs?  (Read 1405 times)

BuildingmyFIRE

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When is it ok to ask for hand me downs?
« on: January 03, 2018, 12:24:52 PM »
Hi everyone! 

Have you ever asked a friend, colleague, or acquaintance who also has children for their child's clothes as hand me downs?  To be clear, I'm not talking about accepting hand me down that have been offered, but actually affirmatively asking for them.  How have you been tactful about it??

What about for yourself?  Have you ever asked a friend, colleague, etc. for their clothes as hand me downs for yourself? 

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Roger D

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Re: When is it ok to ask for hand me downs?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 12:37:05 PM »
It's always OK to ask for hand-me-downs. The other parent will probably be grateful for someone to take the old clothes off their hands, avoiding the need to take the clothes to the thrift shop.

LFH86

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Re: When is it ok to ask for hand me downs?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 02:30:31 PM »
I have a friend with a baby the same age as mine but much bigger, and I flat out asked her if I could borrow her babyís cast offs when he grows out of them (with the understanding that I will take care of them as far as possible and return them when Iím done). She was fine with it!