End-of-Season Clothes Purge – Tackle it Tuesday

by Lolli

Tackle It Tuesday

The last few days have been gorgeous – sunny, dry, and weather in the high 70s. But last week, we had cold, wind, and rain. Miserable weather when the kids have shorts and t-shirts filling their bedroom drawers.

It’s a new season….do you have clothes for the weather?

Every year in the Fall and in the Spring we do the traditional transition from one season’s clothes to the other. With 5 kids and lots of hand-me-downs to deal with, our end-of-season purging and sorting of clothes is a huge ordeal.

The beginning of October was chilly enough that all of my kids were begging (really, whining) for long pants and sweatshirts. I never like to go out shopping for new clothes until I know what we have to hand down from older kids, or what gems I’ve stashed away for later use.

A sorted MESS

My husband kept telling me that my bins were in horrible shape. I fear that I had not been labeling or sorting very well the last few seasons. So I bit the bullet and took EVERYTHING out – including everything that was in the kids drawers upstairs – spread it all over my family room on Saturday, and sorted.

I ended up with fewer bins to stow in the attic, two large garbage bags to hand down to my sister’s girls and my best friend’s twin boys, and a full bin to take to the Goodwill.

And now I know exactly what the kids need for the rest of the cold season (which thankfully is a lot less than I thought it would be!) and my house has just a little more space. It feels great!

Calling All Tacklers!

We’re looking for YOU – guest bloggers to post about your own tackles right here. If you are interested in showing off your tackles (we all need some tips and ideas!) then send me a quick email at lolli.5m4m at gmail (link in the About Lolli section at the bottom of the post). Thanks for your inspiring tackles!!

Mom Bloggers — what are you tackling this week?

Link up your Tackle it Tuesday post…

Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… add your link to your tackle in the Linky below!

We are Tackling Our To-Do Lists Together and making housework bloggable — Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about how Tackle It Tuesday began.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in tackling all our tasks — whether household or otherwise.

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

Here is a fun thumbnail linky:

And here is a basic linky if you prefer your linkies the good old fashioned way!

 

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor Lolli. You can find me blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.



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Lolli is a busy mother of five kids, ranging in age from 8 to 16, photographer, and author of Better in Bulk. Her blog has a little bit of everything – parenting, life in a large family and photography with a central tie-in: Bringing moms together to learn, connect, and enjoy life. Connect with Lolli on Twitter (@1momof5) and on Facebook.

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1 Sarita Edgerton October 11, 2011 at 11:46 am

I am currently in the middle of this very task! Hoping to get it finished by the weekend!

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2 Lolli October 11, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Good luck! It’s a big job, but it’s worth it!

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3 Kelli October 11, 2011 at 8:14 pm

We have some major shopping to do around here. My kids have grown out of EVERYTHING!!!

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