Tips for buying and storing kids clothing.
As your kids grow, you'll find that the amount of clothing you have to deal with also increases. Not only does keeping up with the laundry require some effort, but keeping clothing from over-running the home can also become a challenge!
Somehow shoes, odd socks, sweaters, hats and all manner of unmentionable items start popping up in unexpected places!
Below are some tips that might reduce the energy you spend keeping the clothing monster under control.
Choosing Kids Clothes
These are some of the criteria that I use when buying kids clothing. Of course, I don't always stick to all of them, but I try to.
The following is a handy guide for what children may need in terms of clothing:
7 outfits and 2 smart outfits for special events:
All of this should take up no more than one or two shelves or drawers. The less there is the less there is to keep tidy.
Storing Kids Clothing
Clothes you are keeping for younger siblings should be stored separately in boxes or baskets that are labeled by age/size and gender.
Store clothing in containers that can 'breathe' to prevent them getting musty.
Place left over (or new) cakes of soap among the clothes to keep fishmoths away.
To keep the volume of clothes you store under control, use the following guidelines:
Ideas to organize and store kids toys, books and craft materials.
A carefully-chosen selection of toys for each age group to create a 'earning environment in your home. Use this as a wishlist for gifts for birthdays.
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