Hand-me-downs are crucial around here. I have an organized system and stacks of tubs where I keep items stored for future use. The boys pass on stuff until it is too worn out for anyone to use. When we didn't have another girl for ten years, though, we gave away most of our girl stuff (even now when Eden grows out of clothing, I pretty much always give it away as I realize holding onto it for ten more years is impractical). I did keep a few special items, and it makes it even more fun when I have pictures of Eden wearing them.