I’ve been very busy around here organizing the ridiculous amount of kids clothes we have. Since we do plan on having more children, and since baby Xia will grow into Jada’s clothing, I am keeping everything that we have. We get a lot of hand-me-downs too, such a blessing! That means that so far I have everything for a girl from newborn to size 7, plus some 8-10’s I’ve picked up to save for Jada to grow into. And I have everything for a boy from newborn to size 5! That is a LOT of clothes!
How do I keep up with it all? Well, up until now I’ve just been throwing them into a storage tub as they’ve outgrown stuff. They were somewhat sorted, but I was guilty of mixing things up as well. I spent the good part of yesterday and this morning sorting things into proper tubs, and labeling everything. You have to label!
I found some bumper sticker paper in our office supplies, so I printed off some nice labels for my tubs. Everything has the gender, clothing and shoe sizes labeled on them. This will make it so much easier to find what I’m looking for!
Where in the world do you store all of those totes, you ask? In my husband’s storage building, since we don’t have a basement. He built a nice loft area above his workshop. That’s my spot, where he so generously allows me to store anything I want. (And I’m very grateful for the extra space!) That’s where our winter clothes and maternity stuff goes, too.
While sorting the clothes, I’ve also taken this opportunity to pull out stuff we don’t need, clothing I know I’ll never use, and put it all into a sell/donate pile. I found a LOT of stuff to toss, enough to free up another large tub! Maybe I’ll make a little extra money selling some of it.
It will be nice to have everything all organized. This way I’ll know what I need (more 2T girls stuff), and what I have plenty of, so I won’t overbuy at yard sales. Almost finished!!
So, what about you? Do you hang onto everything, or is it easier for you to sell it and buy more as you go? How do you make it work in your home?