I just weeded out my oldests dresser today when putting away the wash. I took everything out, put all of the neatly folded things that she wore last week back in the drawers and filled in with some extras that I had just pulled out of the drawers. The rest is gone.
I'd say she has 10-12 shorts/jeans and top outfits and 5 or 6 dresses in her wardrobe right now. 20 pairs of socks and underwear.
I think a good goal would be to work your way through what they have pulling out anything you do not like, is too small or is too stained/ripped. Donate what you can. I hate recommending that you get rid of good clothing that fits because kids grow fast. It is not like it will be around long. Maybe in the future just be more aware of how much they have and try and not replace every item they grow out of. Eventually working your way down to a more manageable number of outfits.
Homeschooling, midwifery mom to 4 beautiful blessings(8,6,4,1)
Ultimately, I'd love to have 10 or so of everything per child. It would make our laundry situation so much easier. I'll be checking back here for solutions.
i tend to get rid of lots of gifted stuff because it does not peacefully fit into our lives (such as it is made of a material i consider dangerous)
I rotate the clothes. I keep maybe 12 -15 outfits and a weeks worth of socks and undies out for each kid and it's easy to keep it managed. When either my kids or I get bored or clothes are getting worn I switch out some of the outfits.
12 short-sleeved tops, including t-shirts
7 long-sleeved shirts
3 nicer summer outfits (linen pants, cute shorts-set)
4 swim trunks
15 pairs of socks, all exactly the same
3 pairs sneakers (one a little small, one just right, one a little big)
1 pair sandals
3 baseball caps
too many sweaters/sweatshirts, all gifts
T-shirts and knit shorts knit rotate in as pjs. We don't have clothing that was obtained specifically to be pjs.
We have too many long pants (12 pair?), but I'm not getting rid of any until he starts wearing them more often in the fall. Then I weed out the ones that don't get worn, and I try to acquire a few more pairs that are like the ones that get worn the most.
Things that I don't like but that fit, I send to daycare as extra clothing.
DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.
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