Monday, June 8, 2009

Diva Boys Closet Clean-out

Photo: Klara Kim

We had some chilly, rainy, gloomy…and generally yucky weather this weekend. Since we didn’t make it outdoors, I decided to tackle my bi-annual chore – cleaning out the Diva boys’ closets. Every spring and fall, I go through the boys’ closets and filter out the outgrown and out-of-season clothes and replace them with clothing for the current season.

All of Junior D’s outgrown clothing goes into Baby D’s closet. All of Baby D’s outgrown clothing goes into two piles: “Sell” and “Donate.” The clothing to be sold will go on Craigslist. The donation items will go to our annual church garage sale later this month. The out-of-season clothes get packed into recycled office paper boxes, labeled with a Sharpie, and stacked on shelves.

Getting organized twice a year gives us a good idea of what we have and what we don’t have. Rather than buying clothes “just to buy clothes” for the boys, it gives me a mental list of what specific items to look for when shopping. I can also plan ahead and stock up on clothing items that they will need for next fall if I run across a deal.

Your Turn: What are your tips for organizing, storing, and getting rid of your family’s clothes? Share your ideas!

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