Each of my DDs has currently (for the winter):
-7 outfits (dresses w/ leggings/pants)
-3 pairs of wool unders (making these, work in progress)
-2 pairs of wool PJs (making these, again, work in progress!
-Winter hat & Mittens
-Underwear- a ton, because she's still PLing
-Snowsuit for winter
-Shoes: Rain boots, Crocs, Flex-Sole play shoes, & Still needs snow boots.
-Bathing suit because we go swimming @ the local park district.
DD2 8 months old
-7 outfits (some dresses w/ leggings, some l/s shirt+pants combos)
-2 pairs of wool unders (again, work in progress)
-2 pairs of wool PJs (again, work in progress)
-2 pairs of soft soled shoes, needs warmer shoes for winter though
-Winter hat & mittens
-Bathing suit for park district swimming
Currently, aside from those, my 8mo has two short sleeve onesies out for random hot days (few and far in between now) and my 2yo has two summer dresses. Everything else is packed away
I feel good about how we've simplified (but not OVER simplified) everything.
And I wanted to add that every.single.thing on that list except for a few of my toddler's dresses are from thrift stores Yep! I have spent about $100 on everything. I am SO broke right now, but all of the early morning treks to the secondhand store have been well worth it!
I can't seem to find any boots for either child anywhere So I may have to buy new. Hope not though! We're also going to need socks and a pilot cap for DD2 for indoors, but other than that I think we're good!
I have noticed everyone(including myself) wears the same few items,and we
keep other stuff it seems for sentimental reasons(gift or trip purchase).Dh and I have our thin/fat cloths,but again with cloths only 50 cents to $3 at the thrift we really should let go of a huge amount.
I filled a small room 2 times with stuff.Donated most of it over the summer.It was so nice to get rid of it all.Getting rid of cloths will be just as rewarding.It is rare when we need to buy from the regular store.Usually we get undies and shoes.If I am lucky we can find newish shoes/boots at the thrift otherwise I just buy those.
When we bought for dh's family at the regular store it was SOOOOOOO hard to pay full price for the cloths.Ofcourse you can't go gifting used cloths,but even dh commented that paying $10 for a shirt/shoes was crazy.We did it though.And lol,we get cloths gifts back from them.I gotta tell them to buy trinkets for us instead of cloths.They would never shop at thrift.Shoot I don't know if they even have those *used* stores in their country.
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They are finally at ages where they're not needing new sizes every season so I'm getting more than one year out of some of the stuff, especially play stuff. They're each going to be able to wear their fleeces from last year this year, as well as their snowsuits and winter jackets/hats/gloves from last year, too - so no output there. DS may still fit in his snow boots from last year, and I have a pair DD should be able to wear that were DS's when he was younger. They both have rainboots and raincoats that still fit from last year. So no outerwear purchases this year. up I have a couple friends I do clothes swaps with who have kids older than mine/younger than mine, so I usually get a decent amount of stuff from them and them from me, which is great. It seems like now every other year will be a bigger purchasing year for us, and the other years they will be able to rewear most stuff with only minimal buying.
I have four kids - and I'd say currently they each have, oh, 30-40 outfits for this season (still wearing shorts and t-shirt sets). I have an addiction to buying cute kids' clothes, though - and it's why we have a whole room dedicated to being a 'family closet' - and it's still too full and overwhelming. Most of their winter clothes are packed in bins elsewhere. *sigh* I do plan to simplify and get rid of over half of what we have. I really do! Now that they are all in school, I don't really have an excuse. Part of my problem is that with 3 boys, all 2 years apart, I like to hold on to a lot of it to pass down. The other part of the problem is that it doesn't matter how many hand-me-downs are circulating, I still keep buying for the younger ones. My 3 yo has more clothes than my older two boys put together.
Thanks for listing what you have - definitely an inspiration to reduce the volume of clothing we have.
ETA: so, I just went and counted hoodies. The boys have 22 of them hanging up on one rack. See, I have issues! I get sucked into buying ones to go along with specific outfits.
my 4 yo
3 sunday outfits
1 pair tights
3 nice clothes (just a step up from play clothes)
5 sets of everyday clothes
10 pairs of underwear
8 pairs of socks
1 winter coat, hat and mittens
2 jackets/hat (rain and b/w season)
1 swim suit
3 shoes (1 tennies, 1 Sunday, 1boots)
Mama to three
mama to and and
One area i do do well is shoes, ds normally only has 2 pairs for each season, he doesn't get those in hand me downs, and i don't see much a need for more.
As for jackets/hoodies, my girls have 2 jackets each (one is a wind breaker type and one more sturdy just in case of a cold day) and probably 2-3 hoodies each. They wear the hoodies around the house when one is cold and the other hot. I figure its easier for one to throw on a jacket than the other to cool off since without the AC on it feels like a sauna in the house. Coldest it gets is 40s around here but when you are use to the 80s and 90s, 40s are cold to you. I worry if we ever move to a colder climate the kids are going to freeze!
I think we have closer to six right now.
6 shirts (3 short/3 long)
3 pairs of sweatpants
1 pair of jeans
2 jumper dresses
We have a rainsuit, hoody, warm jacket and fleece onesie for outside.
She has rainboots, a pair of runners, and a pair of brown leather buster browns.
C'est ca! We also live in a small apartment, so no room for much more than that.
Oh, and hats, two of them.