It’s that time again! The snow is gone (here, anyway), the days are longer, and it’s time to trade in our sweaters for shorts!
I should be excited that my littlest one, who is just now really starting to take off walking (at almost 14 months, in case you’re keeping track) will no longer be stepping all over the bottom of his jeans. I should be thrilled to get a change in scenery from the same long-sleeved t-shirts I saw all winter.
But nope. I’m stressed and annoyed.
The changing of the wardrobes is one of my least favorite tasks. It’s mildly fun when it’s my own clothes, but horribly frustrating when it involves itty bitty shorts that seem to multiply in their storage totes during the off-season. Not only are there so many clothes to deal with, but you also sometimes get the added fun of changing sizes at the same time! *groan*
Here’s how I am currently hating my clothes-changing routine:
- In the boys’ dressers and closets (they have their own rooms for now) are their current size/season clothes.
- In totes that are either in the back of closets but mostly in our outdoor storage shed are the off-season and off-size clothes, marked with what size and season is contained in the totes.
- I have a laundry basket in each boys’ closet that catches all of the off-season or off-size clothes that manage to sneak into their current stashes (I swear those cordoroys get themselves out of the totes and into the dressers all on their own) and stay there until I have time to deal with them…which never seems to happen.
I feel like their clothes are constantly in a state of disarray and I can never find what I need for them. The other day I realized that we have no spring/summer clothes in size 18m for our youngest. How did that happen?! We have gotten so many hand-me-downs from wonderful friends, I can’t believe we don’t have a full stash in that size/season. I have a few things here and there, but certainly not enough to last until fall! Looks like we’ll be making a trip to Once Upon A Child soon to stock up!
Okay, so there has to be an easier way to manage the seasonal wardrobe changes with little ones…right? Or am I the only one who hates this chore and dreads it every several months? Please tell me how you do it!