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    Default Give away to charity or keep just in case

    Am in the middle of cleaning out the linen cupboard, long overdue!! I've come across lots of old sheet sets, some unopened even, for our old double bed (still in guest room) and queen bed which were wedding presents (we now have a king). And old doona covers and towels too.

    Am wondering if I should give them to charity now, or hang on to them. In the back of my mind I keep thinking that my husband and I will probably separate once the kids are a bit older (he has basically said so). If I hang on to them, it means the cost of setting up a second house would be less and would save buying all again.

    But I know there are people out there who could be using them now?

    What would you do???

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    if you can sew (or know a family member who can) why don't you make them into single sets for the kids beds. that way you have spares for their beds. or the flanalette ones you can make into jammies for kids.

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    Maybe buy a big plastic container and put them away in there. The cost of splitting up, especially when kids are involved can be quite a bit. You won't want the stress of setting up another house on top of that.

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    If you know you'll be separating in the future, start preparing for it NOW. No matter how much you think you know someone, everything can change with a separation and I wish I had been more prepared.

    If you don't want to hang on to them though, I would contact your local women's shelter and ask if they can use them or if there is a family in need. Quite often women and children show up to these shelters with nothing more than the clothes on their backs and then if they can get a rental or housing they have to start with nothing at all.

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    Thanks heaps for the advice. I guess I wanted to make sure I wasn't being greedy hanging onto something I'm not using. And I'm not sure why I focussed on this aspect of future separation, but maybe it is easier to think about practical things like sheets than dwell on the real reasons.

    Good idea about turning them into single sheets. We are just about to move the youngest into a bed so was dreading having to buy even more stuff. I shall have to get my sewing machine out of the cupboard, I used to be great at making curtains etc.


 

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