Friday, November 20, 2009

WAY Too Many Clothes!

I'm extremely tidy, as far as my house goes. I tend to have all of the laundry done, the floors mopped, carpets vacuumed, furniture dusted, beds made, dishes washed, etc... But, I do have to confess, I am also one of the most unorganized people I know. You may walk in my house and think that it looks clean but just don't open up my cabinets or look in my closets. All bets are off if you do!

I am started to feel really frustrated by my lack of organization with the girls' clothes. I'm telling you, I have more little pink and purple clothes than you can possibly even begin to imagine. When we just had Brooke I could manage the bins of clothing and keep decent track of them, but right now, it's complete chaos in that department. The problem is that the girls were born in different seasons so my large plastic bin that once housed Brooke's newborn/0-3 bin is now overflowing because I had to add Adrienne's clothes from a completely different season. It's also hard because our house doesn't have a whole lot of storage space so the girls' closets don't have much room left in them for huge bins of cloths!

Another thing that frustrates me is that Brooke can still wear all of last year's dresses and shirts (just not pants because she got taller) so instead of simply having this year's wardrobe to work with, I have last year's wardrobe out still. Each of my girls has a CRAZY selection of clothes. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but knowing how to keep all of these clothes organized and stored properly is beyond me.

I'm also thinking that if Adrienne had been a boy then this whole process wouldn't have been as frustrating... That way I could have completely started from scratch and I wouldn't have had to worry about the existing boxes that we have. This is so much work! She's so worth it thought and I'm SUPER glad she's a girl:-) Heaven help me if baby #3 is a girl, though, because then I'm REALLY going to be overwhelmed with pink clothes. Lol

Does anyone have a magic system for storing/organizing baby clothes??? Something... anything.. has to be better than what I'm doing now!


MrsMonicaLB said...

SORRY can't help you with the organizing of the baby clothes my babies are not babies any more.
found you through thin blue wife's blog and added you to my blog roll.
I'm a fellow LE Wife too!

mrs. fuzz said...

Hey jillian- thanks for your comment at my blog. I'll add you to the list and let everyone else know too!

Recently, I got rid of a ton of kids clothes. I felt like they were taking over the house. It's crazy how fast they add up. And I'm always doing laundry! But you know how that feels. :) Nice to *meet* you.

Nicole said...

I wish I had advice for you! I have 3 boys (9, 4, and 3) and it hasnt gotten any easier. I just know that I keep passing them down and finally give them away. Sometimes I'm right on track with getting them on each child when it fits and other times I'm not. Oh well.
I found you on Mrs. Fuzz blog. My husband is also a police officer.

rccalyn said...

Oh I feel your pain! I was hoping some of these comments had some ideas! I constantly feel overwhelmed by the girly clothes around here. I almost always have most of the washed, dried, and folded, but I never know how to put them away. Marissa wears things for years before she outgrows them, Arianna is wearing some things Marissa just wore last year, and their seasons are all messed up too. Instead of digging out new things for Arianna, I end up just putting the same things on her over and over as I wash them - because I know they fit!

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