Just when I start to shake my head in disbelief that my little girl is older than a year old, it takes one look at the MOUNTAIN of clothes accumulated during that first year to drop me back into reality. Holy clothes overload! For the past year, I’ve been collecting these clothes in her cedar chest, trying to ignore the growing situation. Mind you, this is only about HALF of the clothes she sported- the other half having been clothes outgrown by her cousin.. which have now been passed to yet another cousin!
Posted on November 9, 2009
Getting Organized- Attacking Lily Bean’s Clothes!
Here’s the situation, complete with full sized laundry basket which I placed there for perspective so you could see just how big the chest is!
I decided enough was enough! I picked up 3 totes at Walmart and last week finally decided to get to work… I sorted all of the clothes into one of the following groups: newborn-3 months, 3-6 months, and 6-12 months.
And then I went back and folded each and every one of the outfits, reminiscing as I went. As I folded the tiny little outfits that Lily Bean wore during those first few weeks and months of life, Lily Bean herself marched all over my room, getting into trouble left and right. Oh, how times have changed!
So.much.better! Have you checked anything off of your to-do list lately? This was such a relief to finally have finished!