Organizing and Getting our Kids Ready for Winter


Summer is over. and if you have kids, that means the past summer clothes are not going to fit next year. So, it is time to deal with them. No procrastination allowed!

What to do with these clothes?

* Do you have another child that will be able to wear them next year? Or are you saving them for a future child?
Either way, it is time to box them up. Label what is inside and put away in your storage area for these kinds of items.

* Do you have a consignment shop that will accept summer clothes at this time of the year?

* If you aren't saving them for a child next year, Do you have any friends or family that would be able to use them next summer? Folks at church maybe? if not, box them up and taking them to where ever you choose to donate them.

That is what I am working on today. I gathered several boxes and am going through the clothes, shoes and other summer items that won't be used again. I will be donating all of these items.

While we are at the dressers and closets of our child's bedroom, take an extra 10 minutes and straighten the closet and drawers up. Grab a rag and your choice of cleaner and do a quick wipe down of the dresser and drawers. Gather all those empty child's hangers and put them away neatly. Do you have carpet at the bottom of the closet? Give a few squirts of Fabreeze or what ever carpet freshener you have. Take a few minutes to do a quick inventory of your child's winter wardrobe. Have a good supply of warm clothes, a good coat, boots, shoes, warm PJ's, socks etc. Make a list of things you are going to need.

Next up will be my closets...shuddering at the mere thought! LOL

Have a wonderful day!

Go check out other ideas at:
"Tackle it Tuesday" at 5 minutes for Mom
"Frugal Friday" at Life as Mom
"Finer Things Friday" at The Finer Things in Life



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9 comments :

  1. great job!! i just recently tackled my boys closets... it can be a big job!

    here is my tackle post!

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  2. Oh - you make it sound so easy!!!! It is a great idea and I think I will put it on my Saturday morning list. Thanks for the motivation!
    Jane

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  3. That's exactly what I was doing yesterday, and today I am finishing up with my own! This has always been a weak point for me, even when I only had one child. I feel so much better when things are organized though. I DO NOT enjoy chaos, so I am really working hard at it this year! I even labled the clothes we are saving by size this year! Yay for me!

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  4. I did the same thing this week! Although we still have some summer clothes out as we're still hitting 95 degrees some days.

    Great tackle! I played too.

    http://www.theocmama.com

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  5. Awesome tackle! We did this as part of back-to-school shopping:-)

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  6. That's a huge job! My kids help a lot now that they are older and have stronger fashion opinions.

    Annie Kate

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  7. Sounds like a great idea for a clothing swap.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  8. Diann, these are some really good tips! I worked on my closet a couple of weeks ago and blogged on it http://frugalfineliving.blogspot.com/2009/10/shop-at-home-in-your-own-closet.html.

    Visiting from Life as a Mom's Frugal Fridays.

    Jane

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  9. I've been working on the "clothing switch" on and off for a few weeks now. We were just blessed with hand-me-downs from a neighbor. So nice!

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