My baby is growing so fast she’s nearly ready for the next size of clothes again! So, I’ve been sorting her big sister’s clothes so they are all prepared for her when the time comes. Here’s how I did it.
First, I bought storage bins and vacuum seal bags from The Warehouse. I bought the medium sized bags so that they fit nicely into the storage bin. They can either be placed flat or filed. I then made some labels for each stage.
I then sorted the clothes into sizes. This is a good time to write initials onto the labels, if you haven’t already done so, and then they are all ready to lend to someone else. Once they were sorted I placed the clothes in the bags. Before placing the appropriate label in the bag I added a note to the label telling me how many bags there were for that stage. Then I won’t miss one when I unpack that size.
Then I sealed the bag, ‘sucked’ out the air and placed it in the storage bin.
I also added to the bin an empty bag with labels for the size she’s wearing at the moment, and a small zip-lock bag containing extra labels I don’t need yet. The storage bin is now ready to be put away until needed.
I also bought two storage cubes for temporary storage in her wardrobe. I labelled one ‘too small’ and the other ‘too big’ and placed them at the top of her wardrobe.
I deliberately chose cubes that don’t have lids as I want to access them quickly. In the ‘too big’ box I have put items that are just a bit too big and will fit her soon. I can also quickly put any presents, ‘hand-me-down’ clothes I borrow, or things I buy into this box rather than getting out the vacuum seal bags. The ‘too small’ box is where I will quickly throw an item when I realise it is too small for her. Then when she’s outgrown everything of that size I can get everything out of the ‘too small’ box and put them back in the vacuum seal bag and get the next size out.
All sorted! What tips do you have for sorting kid’s clothes?
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