Fall clothing strategies are important for moms with more than one child. On many occasions I have thought all of the clothing was switched and it was not.
I started switching clothes over the first of October. In Indiana the weather is sooo unpredictable that I knew better than to put every pair of shorts away in the bins. There would be one more bout of warm weather. So on the porch 8 boxes sat until the week of Halloween.
Having a strategy for switching over the clothes will save time.
Fall Clothing Strategies For Busy Moms With A Chart:
Charts for each child with sizes are an important part of the fall clothing strategies. Making the best use of time and effort is important.
The first step is to go over the chart for the next size up. Mark off which child the next size is for and put an “X” by the name to know clothes for that child are being switched over.
Clothing Storage For Each Child
Labeled storage boxes for each size helps with a fall clothing switch. I found that easier to grab the box labeled “3T Winter” than searching through a box labeled “3T”. I like to get as much done, as quickly as possible.
Sorting Last Year’s Fall Clothes
Boxes of clothing will get full, so to eliminate this problem I like to sort before I let the kids see what they have. Clothing with rips, stains, dingy looking or whatever will get pitched. I add what I pitch to my chart so that when sales hit, or garage sale season comes around I know what I need.
Here a few sites that I have found to hold a few good tips on switching clothes in the fall:
Small Notebook-Organizing Your Children’s Clothing Storage.
Double The Batch-Children’s Clothing Storage Made Easy
Diply.com-19 Genius Ways To Organize Your Closet And Drawers
The Great Semi-Annual Seasonal Clothing Switch Over-Apron Strings And Things
Each one of these posts really gives a different perspective and idea on the organization, implementation, and plan needed to complete the fall clothing switch. If you are really organized (I am not) you could create a printout to keep on the outside of a box to keep ideas for the next switch in the spring. It may be a place to jot down quick notes or thoughts to make the process go more quickly.
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