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Monday, November 5, 2012

How Do You Keep Up With Your Kids' Clothes?

First of all, let me start off by saying I know this is a VERY first-world rich person kind of problem I'm dealing with here. So yes, I realize it's a my-wallet-is-too-small-for-all-my-fifties kind of thing (thank you Chandler Bing) but it's a problem nonetheless.

My kids' closets are always a MESS.

Despite all three having fairly limited wardrobes and a pretty organized system of where everything goes...between outgrowing items of clothing overnight and the seasonal seems like every time I send the Squirt to get dressed he comes back in something too long, too tight, too short or too "summery" (if it's winter...) And it's absolutely NOT this little 3 year old's fault. It's just that the stuff he's outgrown or hasn't grown into yet is jumbled in with the "now" stuff and also with this past summer's stuff and it's a big ole hot mess.

I have bins in the boy's closet labeled "too small" and "too big" so I can theoretically put items in them or pull items from them throughout the season...but I don't really actually make use of them.

With every seasonal change I go through the process of hauling out each kid's clothing collections, trying stuff on, changing pieces out and then storing all the old stuff away in the attic until the next kid grows into it. I do this twice a year x 3 kids and it is SUCH A PAIN in the you-know-what.

Does anyone feel like they have a great handle on the kid clothing thing? Any great tips or pointers? I'm tired of the whole thing.

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