Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
Today we are dipping our big toe in the ever-changing, whimsical, colorful pond of our children’s closets.
Here holds the lucky yellow jersey that if lost would be the ruin of the Lakers for the next five years, the demise of the Dallas Cowboys and I am pretty sure that it would cancel Cartoon Network and close Disneyland for the summer. And that my friends is one yellow jersey!
When we take on the decluttering of something so personal as our child’s clothes we have to tread softly and carry a big black Hefty Bag.
In other words, choose carefully what we donate and every so carefully what we toss ,all the while realizing that too much stuff for young people overwhelms them and they most likely will never keep it all straight.
How to Declutter Your Children’s Clothing
- Big rule, if it is in the dirty clothes hamper and has been worn recently leave it alone. Even if it is filled with holes and worn to threads. If they love it that much just deem it a night-shirt or an at home Family Movie and Game Night shirt.
- Sift through the remaining clothes, looking for outgrown items to put in the donation bag or a hand-me down box. If you find an item so torn even the rag-bag would reject it then put that item in the trash.
- Sift through clothes in the drawers and closet.
- If it is on the floor and still smells like Bounce fabric softener, it might be too small or not loved enough to truly wear. ( this is when you have to be the mommy and make a decision, Does it stay or does it go?)
- Take the trash to the bin outside and the donations to a designated area. If you have hand-me-down box for your immediate family than store until needed or place in car if gifting to a friend. Whew, you are totally finished!
You are totally rocking these challenges!
Tomorrow we are doing the Tango with the Junk Drawer(s).
Here is the 31 day Clutter Crusade Guide for the Month
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Clutter Day One – Top of Your Desk
Clutter Day Two – A Drawer Clutter
Day Three – The Medicine Cabinet Clutter
Day Four – One Pantry Shelf Clutter
Day Five – Flatware Clutter
Day Six -Toys Clutter
Day Seven- Towels
Day Eight -Coats
Day Nine -Handbags
Day Ten -Books
Day Eleven – Shoes
Day Twelve – Underthings
Day Thirteen – Cosmetics
Day Fourteen – Dishware
Day Fifteen – Bed Linens
Day Sixteen -Under the Kitchen Sink
Day Seventeen- Around the Bathtub
Day Eighteen- Computer
Day Nineteen – Craft Stash
Day Twenty -Your Inboxes
Day Twenty- One – First Aid Kits
Day Twenty -Two – Trunk
Day Twenty Three- Utility Closet
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