Today I got my girls' clothes out of storage and the girls tried stuff on and added the new things to their drawers.
I still need to get all the laundry done so we can weed out anything too small, not liked, badly stained, or in need of mending. That will have to happen soon. I also need to take a final inventory and make sure everyone has a reasonable number of t-shirts, shorts, jammies, etc.
It's still long-johns weather here most of the time, but I decided I simply cannot wait for the warm weather to get here in full.
So far, I have three trash bags full for my sister, one for my friend E, and one for the thrift shop. I'm seeing my sister on Sunday (she lives over an hour away) and I will have bags for her - and I want them out of my house! Hence the motivation.
And I still haven't done the boys yet, and their stuff will yield more giveaways. Maybe Thursday if I can fit it in.
I hate this project. It happens twice a year. It makes a mess and takes time and energy. It really is not something I enjoy.
But the older the kids get, the more independent they can be about trying stuff on. And when I do it, I feel overwhelmed with gratitude for the people who have given us such nice hand-me-downs in "sizes to grow into." And then I get to feel generously rich when I pass down the things we no longer need.
Anyone else sorting through spring/summer clothes?
Amanda, mom to Everest (12), Alden (10-1/2), Ellery (7-1/2), & Avery (6)