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    Default When people give you stuff thats really old.

    My cousin has offered to give me a heap if baby stuff, clothes, wraps etc. Really nice but her youngest is 10! Meaning it was bought in about 2002...I don't mind secondhand but ot so keen on stuff 10 years old! Not sure what to tell her.

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    Just politely decline. Say thanks for the offer but you don't need anything.

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    Clothes and stuff are fine I had my 2 in stuff that was mine and the christening gown is over 90 years old. Blankets if keep stored well are probably better than the new ones

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    Default Re: When people give you stuff thats really old.

    Tell her a) you have everything you need.b) that you prefer things new. C) accept & go through it in case there is anything of value?

    My grandma keeps giving me the scummiest old crap but I know she's a total scary hoarder so I accept & chuck it out.

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    My SIL & BIL did the same. Only we discovered it was all pretty much broken or in a dirty disgusting state. yuck.

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    Oh and MIL keeps insisting on giving us this crappy 45 year old bassinet and cot!! YEAH RIGHT!!! she keeps telling me not to worry about the aus standard, which keeps peeving me off. You can talk til you're blue in the face and her thick head just doesn't get it. She has a head as thick as a tree.

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    I'd just say thanks for the offer but you already have everything you need

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    Say you already have so much stuff and can't find places for all the things you already have

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    10 years old doesn't mean it's horrible... I don't get hte freak-out over how old it is. I've kept my favourite items DD had a baby/toddler for my next child. She's 7 and TTC isn't even on the cards yet, so who knows it'll be by the time it gets used again. It's stored away nicely, and some of it is just divine but hardly got used (if at all). No way I'm getting rid of it.

    If you're not interested though, just tell her so.

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    Default Re: When people give you stuff thats really old.

    Yeah Ive gotten lots of lovely things in great condition from my auntie who's kids are 9 & 11. Clothes, toys, nursery items etc.

    But I draw the line and my grandma giving me terry cloth nappies. I kid you not. 40 year old thread bare torn up terries because using cloth. Errmmmmm...... thanks..... bin.



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