{Decluttering} The kids wardrobe

While the kids are home today, go through their summer clothes and donate, sell, giveaway or store for other family and friends all the clothing they have grown out of .  Make it fun, get them do a fashion show for you.

My kids have quite a few summer clothes but as for winter they only have essientials:

Mr 8

  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 2 trackpants
  • 4 long sleeve tops
  • 1 collared long sleeve buttoned up shirt
  • 1 zippered hoodie/jacket

Miss 8 and Miss 6

  • 1 pair of jeans
  • 2 trackpants
  • 1 Leggings to go under a skirt they wear in summer
  • 1 Jeggings because they are all the rave 🙂
  • 4 long sleeve tops
  • 1 dressy long sleeve top
  • 1 winter dress (which is usually short sleeved woollen dress).  We put a long sleeve top and leggings underneath along with boots.
  • 1 buttoned up jacket

Have a look at this post HERE for more tips and ideas on organising the kids wardrobe

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Needtochange April 26, 2011 - 6:27 AM

I did just this the other night. One of my daughters was a great help, I waited until the other was asleep before starting though, even the next morning she cried when she realised I’d not kept a pair of stripped size 4 tights (apparently their her very best and favourite and they still really really do fit her – she wears a big 6 or a 7!) She is going to be a horder, I can see it.

Leisha April 26, 2011 - 8:27 AM

What great timing Katrina! I have just received hand me downs (HMD) from a great friend for my 2 DS’s (6 & 3).

I store the HMD in two underbed tubs under each child’s bed with one size (marked on the outside) in each tub. I have made an inventory of what each child needs and what is in the tub, so that I can take advantage of end of season sales if I need to. I store one inventory in the tub and one in my Household Manual/Notebook.

HOWEVER…. your list shows that I am still keeping way too much and could probably pare down even more (we keep 6 x shirts, 2 x hoodies/jumpers, 2 x jeans, 2 x long pants or shorts, 2 x trackies, 6 x singlets, 3 x PJs, 1 x raincoat & 1 x heavy duty warm weatherproof coat).

Tina Ackland April 27, 2011 - 9:44 AM

Oh my.. What are Jeggings?? Can you tell I’m the mummy to a Miss 1? I don’t think we have any Jeggings in her wardrobe yet! :/

So glad someone has given me a list though, I think we have far too much already! I’m already buying into the next size, as I know I have too much size 1. I think it’s time to start vacuum sealing these clothes up ready for the next child!

Katrina April 27, 2011 - 11:19 AM

Tina, jeggings are leggings that look like jeans. You can get away with just jeggings and a t-shit unlike leggings needing a skirt or dress over the top. Super cute. They come in size 1 too, Target have some.

Tina Ackland April 27, 2011 - 11:33 AM

aah, there you go, Miss 1 does have a pair of Jeggings! Thanks Katrina! 🙂

Visitor from Ireland April 20, 2012 - 9:25 AM

I’m amazed that your children manage with so little clothes – how do you manage to wash them and have spares? They are either very clean children or you are the queen of laundry!!

And I thought I was doing great with 5-6 pairs of trousers/leggings and same number of tops :))

Melissa May 23, 2012 - 10:09 PM

Omg- my kids have WAY too much clothes!
They both have 4 pairs of jeans (all each) 2 pairs of “utility pants” 4 track pants, 1-2cords, 12 long sleeve tops and 6 jumper/hoodies and 2 warm jackets.

Stacy January 3, 2018 - 2:17 PM

My washing pile is HUGE!! Each child has 20 long pants/jeans/leggings, girls have over 50 dresses between the two of them. If I counted each item of clothing for 4 kids there would be well over 200 items!! Time for a clean out I think!!!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 8, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Great time to go through the cupboards while the kids are on holidays


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