This week's hot spot is kid's clothing and/or toys. I have 3 kids. With their dad enjoy buying them toys and their mom cannot let go of any opportunity of getting hand-me-downs. They have quite a collection. I found it is particularly challenging to handle our little girl's clothing. So, I have decided to focus on her things this week and get the boys to help me with their things during their spring break.
Girls really do have a large variety of clothing and accessories. I used to just keep a cheap, plastic, 3-drawer dresser of clothing for each of her brothers but she needed two and still they can't seem to hold them all. Nothing speaks better than a few pictures, so, this week, I decided to follow the footstep of Elizabeth @ Ready.Set.Simplify and post some before pictures:
|Dresser #1 with tons of clothing next to it...|
|Changing area and laundry basket of clean clothing and diapers|
with another bag of hand-me-down
and some bedding waiting to be washed...
|More clothes on the mattress|
As you can see, it is absolutely embarrassing. One thing I know is that she has out-grown a lot of those clothes. In fact, the bags of clothing next to dresser #1 are going away clothes. I need to properly store them for paying it forward. There is also a bag of clean diaper that I was going to sell. I probably could find more that I could let go of. My girl is in underwear at home now. As you can see, laundry is my other problem, I hope I could get the monster down this week.
Stop the Inflow
|More hand-me-down of larger size|
Downsizing, sort of...
It is an important task to "down-size" her wardrobe - we are going to move her to sleep in her brothers' room! Both boys are very excited to get their bunk-bed and this little girl of mine seems to want to have company in her room too, just like her brothers. Meanwhile, my husband's crazy workload has led him to work more hours. Having his office (the girl's room) back would make it easier for him to carry out those work from home.
So, I have tons of reasons to get this done, let it begin...