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I am usually a huge minimalist when it comes to clothes. I usually only buy my DS a few (i.e. 3-4) pants/shorts and shirts (maybe 5-6) a season. Since my DD was born earlier this month we have been inundated with bags and bags of clothes and I have no idea how to declutter and organize it all!<br><br>
Our kids' dresser recently broke so I'm looking for advice on A) What you guys store your kids' clothes in, especially if they share a shelf/bin unit B) How you store the clothes that they have yet to grow in to (I have a 3 week old and have TONS of girl clothes from newborn through 4T- clothes overload!) C) Specifically related to girl clothes, how do you keep the little bloomers/diaper covers with the correct outfits/dresses? Safety pin them together?<br><br>
Any and all other tips in going through and organizing bags and bags of clothes is much appreciated! I'm totally overwhelmed and out of my element because I got hand-me-downs for my son but not to this degree! Help me streamline!
 

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Im too frugal and practical to get rid of clothes as they outgrew them, heck I'll have another growing into them pretty soon. what I do is<br><br>
1. The boys all share a large dresser each with a specific drawer for their pants and undergarments.<br><br>
2. They have a pj bin in the closet shelf that holds their specific pjs. I have found that cloth bins are great to keep items sorted and seperated even on shelfs. We use them for socks as well. We have a shelf in their room and all the bins are lined up.<br><br>
3. We are luckly to have a large hanging closet that holds all shirts/sweaters/jackets of theirs<br><br>
as far as clothes that are being saved. I have several tubs that I have organized by size. For instance all the 2T in one tub, all the 0-6mo in another and labeled. I have another tub for items like bibs,socks,shoes,hats that I'll dig around in for things as needed. I have recently made a seperate "shoe" bin as the boys are quickly growing into and out of sizes so I have them sort thru them and find a pair that fits from the bin.<br><br>
I have the bins stored throughout the house. the ones my youngest has outgrown are harder to get to since I dont have another little on the way so they are stored way back in closets with the ones he is growing into shortly up front.
 

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i put tops in one drawer and bottoms in another. each child has 2 drawers, except for my 7 year old who is oldest, she has 4 because her stuff won't fit.<br><br>
i get tons of clothes handed down. i go through everything twice a year. i get out what will fit in the space we have (no less than 2 pjs, 7 undies, and 7 outfits per kid. that fit and no holes. at least 2 of those should be "presentable":little or no staining. the rest goes in a tub and out to our 8x12 storage shed/office which has heavy metal shelves on both walls. all summer things (except for 2 short sleeves) go away in october here (alabama) and all winter things go away in begining of may or end of april. if we have so much it won't fit in the storage space we have to spare, i give some to goodwill, or friends.
 

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I have 3 boys, so clothes are always being passed down. I have a number of bins in our storage room. Each labeled by ages so I can just take down the one I need as something is outgrown or a child grows more. I try to keep up with it so I don't have a bunch of clothes that have no place.
 

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We have way too many clothes. I have been, for the past month or so, weeding through stuff and making myself put it in huge bags to donate. But we still have a ton. Mainly, it's because we have 6 people, but we truly just have way too much excess clothing that we really don't need.<br><br>
Anyway, we don't have dressers at all. What has helped immensely is making a family closet out of the spare room on the main level. We bought clothing racks, bins, and a ton of hangers so that pretty much everything except undies, socks, and jammies are hung up. Because I have four kids (ages 2-8) most clothes fit someone - so there isn't a ton of stuff in storage bins waiting to be grown into - but there is some that I am trying to keep organized.<br><br>
For my boys, I have a large bin for underwear and undershirts (same for DD's) then another one for socks. All jammies at this point are mixed into two large crates but I'd like to sort them by size even though my boys can somewhat fit into each others.<br><br>
Besides the room dedicated to the family closet, we have 5 closets upstairs (including a very large walk-in in the master bedroom) that I am also going through to keep only what we truly wear. Mostly, though, everyone gets dressed downstairs and the laundry room is downstairs so it's easier to have our main clothes on that level.<br><br>
I need to get even more ruthless and part with a lot more. Just as an example, I have collected 20 coats/jackets that I am taking this week to the coats for kids drive in my city. And I'm sure there are more that don't get worn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">.<br><br>
Good luck getting them sorted and organized! Hand me downs are nice to get, but definitely can be overwhelming at times.
 

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i need help here as well. for us, dressers waste floor space and allow me to keep to many clothes. dd and ds share 1 closet. shirts and dresses hang. pants, socks, undies and jamies are in boxes across teh floor. there is also 1 shelf down low with more boxes. shoes live in a basket by teh door. we too are gifted with mountains (it seems) of clothes, from grandparents and friends. it is so hard to pert with things but i literally do NOT have space to store it all. iwill only keep out what fits in to the kids closet. dh and i also share a closet, although we keep some formal clothes and out of season things in the guest room closet. it is a seemingly never ending battle, ey.
 
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