Monday, May 3, 2010

Declutter Challenge for a Monday

Here's a project I've been working on lately. I thought it would make a good Monday Decluttering Challenge. I've been going through clothes and cleaning out and organizing some closets. 

This is a picture of The Boy's closet. He has grown like a WEED lately, and I had to get him all new jeans and pull out some shirts that don't fit. There's not much left! I left a few long-sleeved shirts, but I will have to buy more of those in the fall.
Don't worry about Handy Boy, we have stocked up on plenty of shorts and Spongebob t-shirts for the summer. He is finally able to wear shorts, now that the weather has warmed up.

Over short amounts of time on different days, I went through the Boy's closet and his dresser. Each time, I had him try on a few things. Of course he moaned and groaned, but it was the only way I could be sure of what fits or not, since he's grown so much lately. I put several items into bags for donation, and organized what was left.

This was a pretty easy project, since The Boy doesn't have a lot of clothes. Do you have a closet you could go through? I think kids' closets can either be a nightmare or pretty easy, depending on how many clothes they have. If you have a large closet cleaning project to do, don't do it all at once! 

Just do one section per day, over a week or two. It will still get done, and you won't have to devote a whole Saturday to it. Place two bags near the closet: put donations into one, and put clothes you want to give to a friend's child in the other bag. Ready, set, GO!


Danni said...

I do this all the time! I swear my kids grow constantly!!! I just did B's closet last month and Maya's twice in the past 3 months!!

larsinnh said...

Oh I know. When The Boy was little, I had to do his much more often. But, I feel like I've had to do this for him a lot, lately!!! He's so tall right now!

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