What do you do with your kids' clothes after they have outgrown them?
Giving them as hand-me-downs or donations is a great option, but what if you still want to have more kids? It wouldn't be a good idea financially to give everything away, only to buy it again in a year or two. But what do you do with in during those couple years??
I think I should have bought stock in Rubbermaid a long time ago. Between organizing my house and my classroom, I own a TON of Rubbermaid bins.
I have five bins so far for Maia's old stuff. The first three buckets are for newborn to 3month items: clothes, burp cloths, the infant insert for her car seat, socks, hair bows, books, and even more clothes! Maia had trouble gaining weight for the first three months while she battled acid reflux, so she wore newborn sizes for more than 12 weeks. We have plenty of newborn clothes!!
There are even some newborn diapers left over - a whole unopened package! We bought cloth diapers too with the intention of being green and saving money, but they aggravated her reflux. The waistband put too much pressure on her belly and made her reflux worse. Hopefully we'll get use out of them one day! For now, they're in storage...
The other two are from 6 months to 12 months. They include shoes, pajamas, clothes, hats, bathing suits, and socks. I love having everything organized by size. If I need to go through them, I know where I can find everything! I don't have to worry about digging through a bunch of bins aimlessly. Plus, they store easily since we can just stack them up. And, now that we're moving, I know that everything will stay together and can just be unpacked and re-stacked in our new house.
Do YOU organize your kids' old clothes? How and where do you store them?Pin It