Hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR! <3
I can not tell you how happy I am the holidays are over :)
Im off to a great start so far.. house nice and clean, laundry is all done, purse reorganized and cleaned and the mini van is even nice and shiny!
So I was cleaning out the kiddos closets and sorting the kids clothes, now many of you know I have 2 boys and 2 girls (also 2 step boys!)
Now what Ive done for awhile now is hand my oldest (9) sons clothes down to my youngest boy (soon going to be 4) and of course I only store the clothes that made it haha things like jeans, shorts and jackets and a few shirts. This saves me so much money on the expensive things like the jeans and jackets!
And I think its awesome my youngest (Noah) is so honored and happy to wear his big brothers old clothes! I plan on doing this with Mariah (7) and Bianca (7months)
Don't be afraid to "hand me down"
So what I did recently was created a storage bin for Dominics clothes that don't fit him anymore and that are in good condition and a storage for Mariahs clothes that no longer fit her.
One is labeled Noahs future clothes and the other labeled Biancas future clothes :)
These are stored in their closets up out of the way on the top shelves!
Now if you don't have 2 boys or 2 girls.. another option is to take your childs un used clothes to a Twice as Nice or Buffalo Exchange (these are stores here in Az) or to your local Hand me down/Trade in store.
You'd be surprised at what you find! I love shopping at these stores even for myself.
I bought Dominic (9) a pair of Az Jean co. jeans (looked brand new) for $6
I've gotten tons of clothes for the kiddos at thrift stores and walked out paying $50
Also don't be afraid to buy clothing a little bigger
No Im not saying ridiculously big, for example Noah will be 4 next month, he wears a size 4t now that FITS him, I will now start buy 5t, it may be a little big but nothing super noticeable, I do this with their shoes as well, if Mariah fits in a 13 1/2 Im buying the 14.
I get a few extra months outta things this way :)
Also when shopping at Target, Jc Penny or Old Navy.... most of the time I only buy from the "sale" sections or clearance racks !
Well thats all I got for now! Thanks for your time <3