Monday, June 30, 2008

purging continues

It felt great to tackle the linen closet last week!

This morning, I dumped out DH's sock drawer and discarded about 1/2 of his socks! Then, I actually matched the remaining socks! (I stopped matching his socks years and years ago -- I wash them and put them in the drawer and he finds matches in the morning. I may actually go back to matching socks, though, as it IS much neater.)

Since I was on a roll, I decided to go through the boys' underwear and sock bins. Poor N had undies that were size 2T/3T and he wears a size 6 these days! I got rid of any that were too small, or if the elastic was stretched out. I matched up their socks and realized they desperately need socks. I don't know what they do with them, because I bought a dozen pair not too long ago!

Then, I went through their shirt bins. I filled an entire garbage bag with shirts that no longer fit or were just unnecessary (they really don't need to keep t-ball uniform shirts, old camp shirts, etc.) Finally, I went through their shorts and pants and discarded as needed.

Tomorrow is their laundry day, so I will go through their laundry this time and make sure all is in good shape and still fits. Usually, they are responsible for putting away their laundry by themselves.

I have a much better idea of what they have now, and what they'll need in the fall. They do need a few more pairs of shorts to get through the summer, but they have plenty of shirts.

Next is sorting out the clothes that L has outgrown and maybe I'll even tackle my dresser this week!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:48 PM

    Way to go Melanie! That is great you collected so many things to get rid of. IT is hard for me sometimes to part with stuff, but I am doing it.


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