Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Great Clothing Exchange

It's that time of year again. The changing of the seasons. With 4 boys its tough to keep up with all the clothing sometimes. Here is how I organize everyone's clothing by season.

Rubber totes.

I buy alot of clothes from garage sales. When I find things that fit for the following season I store them away in rubber totes. Also, when one boy outgrows something I put that in the tub for the next boy down to wear. Each child has their own tote and some totes are organized by items or sizes. Labeling the box is the most important part.

When the seasons change I just pull out the correct tote. I go through all the clothing in the tote and get rid of anything that doesn't fit anymore. I fill the tote back up with the off season clothing make new labels for the outside if needed and back down to the basement it goes.

It works for me! To see what works for others visits We are That Family.


  1. AH it is that time again. My totes are labeld by size. When my oldest grows out of cloths they get boxed. When the little boys are done with them they get passed onto anouther family. I also have "too big" bins for my only daughter and my oldest son. I LOVE IT!! I don't have to buy my liitle guys hardley any cloths.

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