Mum outraged that the second hand clothes she donated to a neighbour had been trashed.

Mummy blog Sanctimommy has shared a screenshot of a Facebook post where a woman has gone on an epic rant about her issues with the second hand clothing she donated.

She insists the clothes “looked perfect” when she handed them over to the neighbour who has 3 daughters.

She claims she was devastated when she saw the clothes were no longer in the same condition.

“I was almost in tears! They were completely trashed!”

“Made it perfectly through two of my kids and not even the first of hers,” she despaired in the post.

How dare she eat blue icecream and ruin a $100 outfit!

Comments on the post include:

“Who spends $100 on a single kids outfit? Just start burning your money.
2. Steam and press the clothes??? LOL!
3. Why help someone out when you can greedily hoard clothes your kids will never wear again? But hey, at least they’ll be clean and pristine!”

“This is why i match my children’s food to their outfits. So if they spill, I’m not worried about the stain. She should probably make the same recommendation to her neighbor so the horrid blue ice cream is only eaten in a matching top”

“Who has time to iron kids clothing?”

“If the clothes made it through TWO of her children before she gave them away, are they STILL worth $100, or is that just what she tells the IRS?”

” I dunno… a trashed $100 outfit in exchange for a few moments of silence while they suck down some sugar-laden bovine juice sounds pretty justified.”

Do you think this woman has any reason to be upset? After all she did donate them.

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  • Seriously, once it’s out of your hands, who cares? I wouldn’t give a toss.


  • Once you give something away, it’s not yours anymore and not of your concern. She should let it go. Even when they have 1 day of pleasure out of it, it’s worthy !


  • If you gift someone with anything,you shouldnt bother on how they use it.just remove your mind off it.


  • Maybe the neighbour didn’t want to be given hand-me-down clothes for her children.
    Simple, don’t give her any more. Donate them to a recognised charity. Some share lists of what is needed and share the items where they are most needed. Some church school accept clothes and other items. I know of at least one in Adelaide which has lists supplied by charities and anything they don’t need to hand on to those on the lists


  • I don’t like Constance Hall but I hope she finds a way to cope.


  • She sounds a bit nutty to me.


  • Why give clothes away if your worried about what is going to happen to them. Any clothes i get given to me as seconds i use as rags.
    If my kid wanted to play in the mud i would put her in clothes someone had handed down to me unless they are new than i don’t see an issue.


  • I’m guessing she is one of those people who don’t allow their children to have fun in case they ruin their clothes.


  • Seriously, if I donate goods I’m happy they are ‘trashed’. That way I know they are loved and being used well.


  • If you donate things you have no say in how they are treated. I donated things to my friend and when she passed away her daughter started selling them knowing they were free. Whether it bothered me or not, once donated or given away it is no longer yours so she needs to let it go. And who spends $100 on an outfit that can only be worn for a very short time before being outgrown.


  • She did give them away so she can’t control what is going to happen to them!


  • Wow, this woman should build a shrine to pay homage to her daughters’ old clothes….sheesh. She gave them away, she needs to get over it. It is the receivers choice how they use the gift. I really look after my family clothes too, but once I give them away, they are gone…no longer mine to care about. I think she needs some therapy or something….LOL.


  • Gee, I am never going to accept second hand clothes from anymore.

    • te he it will be at the back of our minds now.


  • This is really funny. Once you hand over your clothes to someone else you have no control over what they do with them or how they wear them. I often hand over my son’s clothes and love seeing them re-appear on other boys in the same or a different way. However, I lose the attachment once they’re gone. Things I’m not happy to give to our friends, I donate to charity.


  • What makes you think anyone would want or appreciate your SECOND hand clothes?Do not offend me by offering your princess outfits as I will have to offend you by declining,Cheer’s Krusty.


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