Today I ventured into organizing the kids clothes. I have a 5 year old boy, Bryson and a 21 month old, Keelin. With fall coming I am having to take inventory of what they have in their closets and what they are in need of for the next season. I went through and weeded out the clothes that are going to be too small for them in the next season. After getting all of the clothes out, I then retrieved my Rubbermaid Totes from the garage and put the same sizes together. I made a tote for 5T Boy Clothes and a tote for 18-24 month Girl Clothes. If you could only see my garage and how many totes I have you would know that I am addicted to Rubbermaid Totes. I love the Purple Rough Tough ones! They are durable and stackable.
After getting the closets cleaned out, I took inventory of what I needed for both kids for the fall. I love to keep the clothes choices simple and flexible. I don't buy specific outfits but outfits that can interchange with each other. I keep the shoes simple too. I can't believe how fast the kids grow out of clothes and I don't have a huge budget to buy tons of clothes. I visited Once Upon A Child today in Ann Arbor and was amazingly shocked at all I found. I got Bryson 3 pairs of pants, a pair of shoes, 2 shirts, a pair of flannel PJ's and Keelin 2 pants, 3 dresses all for $50. Most of them were Old Navy brand which if I went to Old Navy I would have spent $50 just on Bryson's pants. They are all in great condition and now I just need a few more things to complete their fall wardrobe.
Their closets and dressers are cleaned out and organized. I feel accomplished!!