Do you remember where you stored your kids warm weather clothing last year? Well, it’s time to start thinking about pulling out a few things to accommodate the rising temperatures and put away the warm woollies. But, before you store away all of this year’s heavy sweaters and flannel lined jeans, think about streamlining the process to make it easier on yourself next season.
We recommend sorting the clothing that is coming out of the closets and drawers before storing it away. Sort the clothes into three piles and follow our tips below;
Pile #1: Clothing that doesn’t fit. If it is in good shape, put it in the sell pile. Consider pulling out the camera or cell phone now and snap a few pictures to get a head start on your online selling for fall/winter. Chances are the clothing won’t be wrinkled from sitting around for months which will make your items more appealing when selling on LoobaLee. It will also be easier to note sizing tips for future buyers which you can write on a sheet of paper with the clothing when you pack it away in clearly marked storage container. If it is not in good shape, throw it in the clothing that won’t make it another round pile and read the tips for Pile #2.
Pile #2: Clothing that won’t make it another round. If it is torn, tattered and unusable, consider ways to use the fabric. Repurpose the fabric into other wearables, use it for a clever home decor project, make a special quilt, craft a tree skirt for the holidays, design a one of a kind backpack or quilted purse or simply use the fabrics as cleaning rags. There are endless purposes and possibilities when it comes to up-cycling children’s clothing. Browse our blog for inspiration.
Pile #3: Clothing that stands a chance next year. Congratulations! Your clothing will make it through another season which means you were a savvy shopper and purchased an article of clothing that will give you more bang for your buck. Stash this clothing someplace that you can easily find when the cold weather rolls around again. It’s a good idea to keep these garments stored in your child’s room somewhere if possible for quick access next season. A clear plastic tubbie stored at the top of the closet or under bed storage is a great solution if space is tight. We have cool board for organizing kid’s closets on Pinterest for inspiring storage solutions if you need a little help with that.
If you were well organized last season, you know right where you can find the right clothes for your kids when the seasons changes quickly. If your were not so organized, there’s always time to start a new system.
Do you have any children’s clothing organizing or storage tips to share. Leave a comment with us below.