Since Immy was a baby wearing those adorable teeny, tiny onesies that she was too big for way too soon, I have used this system for storing the clothes she grows out of in the hope that one day she would have a sibling to hand them down to.
Its a simple system, certainly not rocket science but as AJ seems to also have this heartbreaking habit of growing up too fast (how on earth can she be one already?) I have been very thankful for it. So here’s what I do;
In Immy’s wardrobe (and now also AJ’s) I have a large plastic tub labelled with the size of clothing she is growing out of. It’s just written straight on the box with a whiteboard marker (though permanent marker on masking tape works just as well), nothing fancy. Any time an item of clothing is ready to be purged from Immy’s wardrobe or chest of drawers it goes straight into the box.
Once the box is full I do a final check that everything is clean, folded and the correct size for the box. I usually do a quick sort into tops, pants, dresses, skirts and undergarments, and sort the clothes so that one side of the box is for spring/summer clothes and the other for autumn/winter, anything that I don’t intend to keep gets taken out to be donated to charity. Then the lid goes on ready for the day when her little sister will be big enough to wear them!
Do you have a system for storing the clothes your children have grown out of?