Every year around this time I go through the kid's clothes and de-hoard them.
Well, the Princess's birthday is at the end of September. The Peanut's birthday is at the beginning of October. Grandma buys them clothes for their birthday. She also buys them clothes for Christmas. It is also a change of seasons. And it is the perfect time to move up to the next size of clothing.
I have found the easiest thing to do is wait until after their birthday and then just switch out all the clothes. Then I go through and see what is missing and fill in any immediate needs and put anything else on the Grandma Christmas list. (Grandma is going to buy them clothes, list or not, so the list just makes it easier for everyone.)
I planned this post to come after their birthday party so it would be nice and easy.
Unfortunately, Grandma was sick on the day of their birthday party so we don't have the new clothes yet.
Still, it needs to be done. And if I actually go through their clothes now, it will be easier to figure out what they really need.
I started with the Princess.
I have learned to just go through and take out all clothing of the size she is growing out of. Otherwise it gets too confusing for me. I will end up hanging on to that one item too long thinking it sort of still fits because I really want it to. Or, she will keep wearing something that doesn't fit because it is her favorite.
This time I will have to do it a little differently since I don't have the new clothes yet.
Still, she has plenty of clothes that can go.
One look at her dresser and I could tell it was overdue for a de-hoarding.
She can't even shut the drawers.
Ok, she probably could if she would put in her clothes properly. Or if she would leave them in properly after I put them in.
One by one I dumped her drawers and only put back in the things that actually fit her, and that she wears, and that are in good condition.
Like I said. I don't have the new clothes yet so this will probably be a two step process.
I also got rid of all the little ankle socks she keeps getting blisters from wearing. (Don't tell her!)
The "I don't know what drawer to put this in so I will just put it in this one" drawer.
Shirts and pajamas drawer.
Pants and shorts.
Wanna see the de-hoard pile?
Yeah you do!
Then I went through her dresses. She wears more dresses than anything else so I only pulled out a few that are getting too short for her.
Once I went through all her drawers and de-hoarded what I could, I brought out the stash of hand-me-downs.
Now, it will be much easier to figure out what to ask Grandma for. For example, she needs pajamas.
She does not need t-shirts or jeans!
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