Just when I feel like I have a handle on my kid’s closet and the ever-changing size of their clothes…
it is time for a new season!
I know for our family keeping on top of the kid’s clothes and shoes is a J-O-B.
Do you have a hard time keeping it all together?
I am going to share with you step by step how to get your kid’s closet transitioned for fall.
AND BONUS…what do with all of those shoes!
Ready to start??
You must touch every piece of clothing for your child.
Yes, I know. This seems like a ton of work.
But in the long run, this is going to save you time and money.
Grab all of the items off the shelf or out of the drawer and start making these piles:
- To Keep for the Upcoming Season
- To Sell Or Donate
- To Put Away for the Next Child
- Just plain trash (depending on the condition of the item)
Each clothing item you touch will go into one of the above 4 categories.
Get comfy and start sorting.
Each item you touch decide if it needs to be kept, sold/donated, put away, or thrown out.
Now you have your four piles, let’s start by putting the items back in the closet.
Using the KonMari Folding method, place each item back into the drawer or closet.
Here is a quick image of the folding process. But feel free to click here to learn more about this folding method.
Be sure each clothing item is for the upcoming season and in good condition.
I also take the time to grab clothing items in the next size that will work.
Take your to sell and donate pile.
Head to Savvy Outfitters.
Savvy Outfitters is a brand new online children’s resale shop.
Once you have your items together, go to this page to request a mailer for your items.
You have the option to donate or sell (receive money to your Paypal account or store credit).
Savvy Outfitters is such an amazing concept because the work is done for you.
I know as a busy mom that having this option has helped me save time, money, and cut down on clutter.
To see a list of what Savvy Outfitters accepts, click here.
Savvy Outfitters also has an amazing program called Boxes for Families. Items that are deemed unsellable for Savvy Outfitters, will still be accepted. They will be added to the inventory for Boxes For Families.
Savvy Outfitters then takes these clothes and sends a packaged box of clothes to families in need. They do not send any clothing with holes or that are unwearable.
This is such an amazing way to give back to the community.
You have the choice to sell or just simply donate the unneeded clothing items.
BONUS: You may see that your kids need some items. For my boys, they are low on long sleeve shirts.
You can also purchase gently used clothes from Savvy Outfitters.
Move the clothes that you are saving for the next little one.
I group like sizes together in storage containers and label on the outside.
This makes it simple to find the next season and size of clothes.
I keep all the 3T together, all the 4T together, etc…
Trash what is no longer usable or able to be donated.
And you have officially transitioned your child’s closet for fall.
Step back, admire, and take a deep breath.
(Then, move onto the next child!!!)
WHAT TO DO WITH THE SHOES??
Oh the shoes!
They are everywhere in our house. On the floor, in the garage, in the car, in the driveway.
Very rarely are they ever in the right place.
When it is time to go, shoes are always hard to find in our home.
I decided it was time to do a major overhaul of the shoe organization in our home.
I used an over the door shoe hanger.
Two hanging shoe holders.
And shelves to make this happen!
Then, I color coded my kids.
Each kiddo has a certain color. They know exactly where their shoes and socks belong!
While they do not make it there every time, we are one step closer.
Do you have any tips for staying on top of the shoes?
Let me know in the comments!
Happy organizing, folding, and color-coding!