Saturday, January 7, 2012


I haven't blogged in quite a while. I have so many posts swimming around in my head, but have not had a second to write them down. Well, truth be known, I probably have had a second, but I have been addicted to Pinterest, and that is a TRUE time-sucker. Anyway, I am going to start trying to blog more. I have so many "resolves" for the new year and one of them is get this house ORGANIZED. I have learned, well maybe I AM LEARNING that less is more, especially when you have three very active kiddos and you homeschool. So, the first thing I am organizing and paring down is the kids clothes. The boys share a closet. Paul's clothes are on the top:

And Zach's are on the bottom. And, yes, that is a purple sparkly tutu in the floor because Molly's clothes tend to end up in the strangest places.

Anyway, as you can see they have way too many clothes. This doesn't even include the clothes that are currently dirty, or the clothes that need to be put away, or the clothes in their chest of drawers (all their jeans, pants and shorts go in the drawers because there is not enough room in their closet. So, my thoughts on what I am cutting down to:
 5 short sleeve shirts
5 long sleeve shirts
3 short sleeve collared shirts
3 long sleeve collared shirts
3 church outfits--they have two suits each and then lots of dress shirts and ties--oh the ties, I have got to get rid of some of their ties--they probably have 50 ties total!
2 pairs of jean
2 pairs of warm-up/basketball pants

 And I think that's it. How does that sound...still too much, too little...tell me what you do.

I also have to think about Molly. She, too, has way too many clothes, but they are so cute I can't bring myself to get rid of them. I will have to work on that!

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Mary said...

I can relate. We all have too many clothes. Mainly bcause my dear SIL passed down so many to my boys!

Giggly Girls said...

It sounds good except I don't think four pairs of pants are enough. Especially for boys who can be rough on clothes. So I hear since I have only girls. lol

Anonymous said...

I would probably say at least 7 SS shirts; 7 LS shirts; 5 Jeans; and 4 warm-up pants just in case you have an unpredictable week and laundry gets more behind than usual. :)

Tiffany M

Lisa said...

We have way to many clothes too. My 3 youngest kids are girls and they are 10, 9, & 7 so you can probably guess how many clothes they have. My 7 year old has enough clothes for 10 girls.

Marie said...

We have way a lot of clothes too (all of them hand me downs). I hate to get rid of them because the boys grow at strange times AND they are always getting their clothes stained. I may give this some serious thought though. It's so hard to pick out clothes when you have so much to choose from!