Children do grow up fast and outgrow their clothes and shoes really, really fast. I am now experiencing this with my son who outgrows his stuff very fast. Whenever we buy him clothes and shoes, my husband and I make sure that they're around 3 sizes bigger so he would be able to enjoy using them for longer periods. His pants and shoes are usually the ones that he outgrows faster. So what do we do with all the excess clothing and shoes, we give them away to his younger and smaller cousins or to whoever we know of that has a kid smaller than ours. As fast as our child grows, the more spaces his outgrown stuff use up in his closet. Being a mom who wants everything to be in order, I skim through his things on a regular basis and make sure that whatever is not needed anymore should be put away for others to use. How about you guys, what do you usually do with your children's outgrown clothes and other stuff?