see i made an agreement w/ dh that he can have his closet, fill it, dump in it whatever.
but i noticed the other day that dd's closet is more like her dad's than mine. must be genetic.
two pairs of jogging shorts
one pair of denim shorts
two frumpy nursing tops
one yoga nursing top
one nursing dress
one pair of tennis shoes, one pair of sandals
so obviously you'd think i could do this w/ dd. not so. in part thanks to the grandmas. and thrift stores. and target clearance. and ebay.
she has 6 or 7 swimsuits. i don't know how many actually. she's worn 4 so far.
and probably 20 or 30 outfits.
only a few dresses surprisingly.
and wayyyy too many shoes. in fact, i just decided today that she doesn't even wear them. i am going to sell them all on ebay.
it's sad. really sad.
Anyway, I was wondering if all those who say they do three loads of laundry a day have dryers? I line dry, and I do a load a day. When I really, really, really need to get rid of another load because the laundry is "flooding" the bathroom, I might do a second. But I just don't have the option of doing many loads a day, because I don't have a dryer and only have space to hang one load to dry, which takes about a day where I live. When I do a second load, I have laundry hanging to dry on chairs, radiators and so on.
Anyway, I was wondering if all those who say they do three loads of laundry a day have dryers?
I hang out big/thick things (blankets, jeans and so forth) and diaper covers, but everything else I dried in the dryer. I often felt guilty about the HUGE amount of water and electricity I waisted when I did that much laundry. Yet another reason to par down the clothes pile.
and yes, I blog.
10 play shirts (tanks, ss, ls)
20 ss shirts (some are faves that will only fit for another month or two and the next size up is in there)
8 ls shirts
15 shorts (I need to work on these)
15 pants (need them for wet days)
15 ss shirts
8 ls shirts
They each have 2 pairs of shoes and one pair of winter boots, rain boots, and crocs.
I get almost everything used and cheap, which is probably part of the problem.
I never knew a thread could make me feel guilty. I am usually a very simple person, but this clothing thing is rough. Usually for my DD not my DS. I also move stained clothing to the grub category since we have woods, and they work outside with DH and need clothes that can get muddy with "the red clay of Tara" that never comes out. So I have lots of regular clothes and lots of grub clothes.
I sorted the winter stuff the other day to see what they would need. Only a few things for DS. DD still has >20 shirts and 8 sweaters and several sweatshirts,etc.. She hardly wears all the shirts in her dresser. She sticks with 6-7 faves. I try to rotate. They all get handed down again (except the grub) or go to a thrift store, but I always wait til the possiblity of her wearing them is gone. maybe I need to be firmer about culling the lesser faves from the beginning. It is hard to shut the drawer.
I'll think about this tomorrow...
Fall/Winter - 8 shirts, 3 pairs of pants, 10 pairs of socks, 1 pair of shoes - we also have been ending up with one nice dress outfit and shoes per kid
If dd decides she wants any skirts or dresses, they replace shirts/shorts/pants accordingly.
1 swimsuit, 1 jacket, and 1 coat
probably about 9 pairs of underwear
DD1 has one drawer for nighttime diapers and wool covers (it's not even close to being full), one for daytime clothes, and one that holds pajamas, socks, undies and swimsuits.
DD2 has a drawer for nighttime dipes and socks, one for daytime dipes, one for daytime clothes and one for pajamas and wool covers/longies.
I also keep a smallish tote for each of them of clothes to grow into.
If a drawer or tote gets so full it can't easily open and shut, I start getting rid of things.
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I do weed through clothing frequently to remove stained/ripped items, and I pass along a lot of stuff as it is outgrown (the girls have very different fashions, and ds isn't going to want their stuff anyway!). I like the idea of a "what we need" list though!
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The baby actually doesn't really have enough clothes. I tend to dress her only when we leave the house because otherwise I have to do laundry several times a week.
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