I always knew I wanted more than one child so after our 1st child (boy) was born 10 years ago I kept all of his clothing as he outgrew them so that I could pass them down to our next child. A few years later we had another boy so it worked out perfectly that I saved the clothing because I did not have to buy anymore clothing for that baby. I have done the same with my oldest daughter’s clothing, passing them down to the baby. I have been blessed to have friends and family pass down clothing to my children over the years. I always say they have kept my kids clothed!
Even though I have not purchased very much clothing for my children over the years we have accumulated A LOT! Recently I was given 3 large garbage bags full of clothing for my daughter. I was happy to receive these bags but dreading where I was going to store all these clothes.
In the past I had “tried” to keep the clothing sizes together. If a child outgrew a size clothing I stored them in a Rubbermaid bin but I was not diligent about being organized because along the way sizes got mixed up and then I would have a child totally miss wearing any of the clothing that I had stored aside for them.
It was time to take action of this dis-organization! Time to clean house! I asked my husband for help which I knew I would initially regret but ultimately appreciate. He is the king of organization. His plan was to dump ALL the clothing I had stored away in plastic bins for sizes newborn to size 12 on the ground in my daughter’s room, sort through it all and organize the clothing by size and store in plastic bins correctly. Sounds like a mess? It was!
This was a long and tedious process but after a full day of my husband, oldest son and I going through the clothing we got this massive mound of clothing all organized by size in their own storage bins. As we sorted through the clothing I got rid of a huge trash bag full of clothing which, I donated to Salvation Army.
So now if we do have another baby I will not have to go through several bins to find clothing for that baby or when any of my kids outgrow their clothing I can easily that clothing in the correct bin.
Now I can open my daughter’s closest and “shop” for clothing when needed! Do you keep all your children’s clothing for your other children? If so how do you store it?