Monday, June 30, 2008

Oh, the Clothes! The Clothes!

Side Note:
I got my months mixed up for the Round-up. I was supposed to do the kids' rooms last month and the playroom this month. Oh well... it got done! :)

Click here for Our PlayRoom Round-Up and here for More Playroom Round-ups.

Read on below for my Kids' Rooms Round-Up and click here for more on Kids' Rooms Round-up.

Confused yet? :) Sorry...


Currently in my house we have FULL WARDROBES in the following sizes of boys' clothes:

6/9 month, 9/12 month, 18 month, 24 month, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 4/5, 5, 6 (some 7's as well)

That is a lot of clothes! ... A LOT!!!!

I always said I was so glad to not have had girls because I would have gone broke with the cute little girls' clothes. I really don't know that it could get much more out of control, though! Ahhhhh!

We'll start with the easiest room... believe it or not.

Will has a tendency to throw his clothes on the floor while looking for the "perfect" shirt or shorts to wear. So this month, I have limited his choices. I've moved most of his clothes to Nathan's large closet and I leave about 5 T-shirts and 2-3 dress shirts hanging and put 1 pair of shorts in each of the cubbies on the hanging shelf. This has really helped out a lot! (Plus, he's working on keeping his room clean daily for a reward of yet another wooded train... like he needs one. Ha!)

Nathan's room is the only one (of the boys') with an actual closet... don't ask me why.

Unfortunately, his room gets a lot of the clothes storage: Outgrown, to be worn, currently fit, Halloween costumes, etc.

Even after the organizing, it still holds a lot of the storage, but on the left shelves it's now all in labeled bags so it will be easier for me to find when the time comes. ( I didn't have any more tubs - I used all that I had on hand for the toys.)

Future shoes for Nathan on the right hand side of his closet:

It's not so scary to open his closet anymore! :)

Ahh... then there is Witt's room. What. A. Mess.

He's outgrowing things faster than I have time to put them away for the consignment sale! Here's the pile of outgrown clothes to be sold:

He's got clothes hanging that currently fit and this pile of currently fits/will fit soon:

I put all the Fall/Winter clothes on hangers for the consignment sale and boxed/bagged all the future clothes up and put in the garage:

I didn't have enough hangers for the Summer/Spring items that are to be sold in the 2009 Spring consignment sale, so I left them in the box, but moved the box to a different corner of his room so it's not the first thing you see. As soon as I get more wire hangers, this box is GONE!

That was a lot of work, but his room looks a lot better! A corner should be home for a rocker, don't ya think? :)

I must say this... my boys are never lacking on clothes. Oh, and please don't buy any for them, they really have plenty. LOL!

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Super B's Mom said...

WOW! You are one busy little bee!! It looks great! Now please tell me when you plan to come to my house and make some sense out of Super B's room?!?

Btw...I think you should bring the boys up very soon to pick blueberries at our house. The berries are almost ready!!!! YES it's just an excuse to get you to come see me again - but wouldn't the boys love that?!? :)

MommyK said...

That IS a lot of clothes! I gave all our boy stuff to my brother and SIL. My brother came to pick up the stuff (SEVEN bags of it) while I was at work. Apparently he was sort of shocked that there was so much. And it was only newborn up to 3T! My SIL came home, surveyed the clothes and said, "Ummm...are we not going to have to buy clothes?" I have to say though, it is SUPER FUN to dress a girl. Maureen wears dresses or skirts almost everyday and she has more shoes than my son.

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

You go, girl!

Are you sure you're not pregnant? You're doing a lot of nesting activities lately.

Elaine A. said...

Oh the clothes drive me crazy and I only have 2. I got rid of some stuff about 6 weeks ago and now I have to do more soon. Ugh!

Looks like you did a great job with your guys' stuff. Congrats! : )

Org Junkie said...

Wow staying on top of the clothes is hard, I hear ya especially in the small sizes when they grow so fast. Great job getting it all organized!