Tuesday, October 21, 2014

{Day 21} Peanut Clothes - 31 Days of De-Hoarding

Welcome to Day 21 of 31 Days of De-Hoarding!

Back when I was in college, I remember thinking that the more clothes I owned, the less laundry I would need to do.

Hear me out.

If I owned two weeks worth of clothes, I only had to do laundry once every two weeks.  So, obviously if I owned a months worth of clothes, I would only need to do laundry once a month!

More clothes = less laundry.  Brilliant!

It kind of worked back then.  Even though laundry day was an absolute nightmare.  That was one heavy laundry bag!  But I saved on quarters by stuffing those machines as full as possible.

Of course I only had one person to do laundry for.  Imagine having to wash a months worth of laundry on one day for a whole family.  Oh, and add in towels, sheets, blankets etc.  And remember kids never get through a day without changing at least three times.  (Yet, they will wear the same socks for three days and think nothing of it.)

Obviously my strategy doesn't pan out.  In fact, now I realize the reverse is actually true.

I now have the luxury of having a washer and a dryer in my home!  No quarters necessary.  I could do laundry every day if necessary.  And I usually do.

But, even though it feels like I am washing clothes constantly, I can never seem to catch up.  Which is why we need fewer clothes not more.  Yes, I realize this should be obvious.  I'm slow sometimes.  Mmmkay?

Fewer clothes = less laundry.  Hmm.  Less = Less.  Kinda makes sense.

With that in mind, let's get to work de-hoarding the Peanut's clothes.

His dresser seems to be in better shape than the Princess's.  Only one drawer doesn't shut.

Too small underwear, socks with holes.


I still could barely close the drawer!

Mostly socks and it is a small drawer.  He wears holes in his socks so quickly I decided not to de-hoard any more for now.  They will naturally be eliminated soon enough.

The boy does not need any more socks!

Pajamas drawer.


He still has a good number of fitting pajamas.  Funny.  He can never seem to find pajamas.  I really thought he needed more.  Glad I checked first!

The church clothes drawer.  I know these should probably be hanging up.  We will get to that issue another day.

Quite a few shirts that were too small.




Still plenty that fit.  We usually go big on t-shirts.


I just don't know what to do about his pants.

Most of his pants were size 8 slim and those won't button anymore.


Which leaves him with two pairs of jeans.  They are ever so slightly too short.  Like a hair.  They look ok for now but I know if he grows the slightest bit they will be too short.  But I am not sure he is tall enough for 10s.  I don't want to tell Grandma to get clothes he will grow right out of next week.  But he needs pants he can wear now.  What if he doesn't grow for awhile?  What if he doesn't have another growth spurt for a year?  This whole slowing down of the growing is throwing me.  I mean I guess we could go try some pants on.  At an actual store.  Sigh.  I think I am having a hard time wrapping my brain around him not wearing his age as a size.  He just turned 8 so in my mind he should be starting to wear 8s.  Not growing out of them!

Oh, and he has one pair of shorts.  Which he will get to wear for a bit longer since it is still pretty warm.

Time to show off the de-hoard pile!

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