I LOVE fall! Like…seriously love it. To me, it signifies a new beginning, a fresh start. Basically – everything that Spring is to the rest of North America. 😉
With that in mind, October and I renew our friendship with organizing, cleaning, and above all – MINIMIZING. Seriously people. You have to much stuff! And by “you”, I mean “me” of course. Today’s October Organization loveliness is brought to you by Little A. He has way too many clothes. There’s size 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 6-12, 9-12, 12-18, 18-24, 2t, 3t, 4t, aaaaaaand the list stops there because R is in 5t hahaha. I get loads of hand-me-downs from my amazing friends and family, so there are quite alot of sizes.
If you have kids, you know that the size on the tag is not indicative of the size of the outfit. Depending on the brand, a 6-12 month outfit could fit your 3 month old (like Carter’s which tends to run small, but are super cute!) or your 18 month old (like Disney , which tends to run big). I am SO NOT KIDDING. If you are expecting a new bundle of joy – plan on having no idea what size clothes your kid will need, and take every piece of hand-me-down clothing you get. Chances are…you’re kid will outgrow most of them before you get the chance to even try them on.
Ok bunny trail over…
In the beginning, I had all of the clothes in these nice big Rubbermaid storage containers.
I quickly realized, however, that with all of the different sizes I would need a lot more of them. Also, I would need a lot more space to store the 5 or more sizes I would house at one time in his room. I’m not a huge fan of buying more plastic containers just to store stuff in, not only because of the cost, but because it just adds more stuff. Minimize, friends!
Since I didn’t want to buy more containers, these diaper boxes kept stacking up, and I decided – Hey! I’ll just use these!
Don’t have littles? You know someone who does! Offer to steal their diaper boxes, and then cover them with wrapping paper to make your own cute closet storage! (This tutorial post ROCKS!) Tank tops, t-shirts, gym clothes, and swimsuits are my problem items. Where to put them??? They don’t really deserve their own drawer, but storing them separately is ideal! Once we get all settled in, I’m totally using these boxes for my own storage needs!
Check back for the next post in the October Organization series! Until then… Little A and R say see you later. 🙂
-Milk Mama Heather