8/29/13

Children’s Clothes… The Vicious cycle… That NEVER ENDS!!


It’s that time of year again, where I have to pull out the 10 plus plastic storage bins that house our seasonal clothes.  Since we live in a shoebox with not enough closet space, I have to literally do this for EVERY season!  Not. Awesome.

OK. So maybe part of the problem is that I am a shopaholic, and FTD is a shoe and jacket hoarder. Whatever the reason, I have to dedicate one weekend each season to closet optimization and organization, so all of our crap will fit.

I always start in Oliver’s closet because his clothes are the easiest. Mostly because he needs new freaking clothes each season, so it is more a case of folding up his past seasons’ clothes for sale/donation or for my very favorite pieces, I pack them away just in case I have another Oliver that will fit in those clothes at the right season. Crazy I know... Whateves, that’s what I do.

Another problem I have with Ollie’s closet is that EVERYTHING has to go in there, because he is still at a stage where he unloads everything in his dresser drawers. Think over-the-head double-time furious launching. His dresser is an oversized toy box to him, so I put toys in there. This is super annoying for 101 reasons, but mostly because I cannot hang up his shorts and really do not want to hang up his pajamas. So, I have a thing I use…




As you can see, it is a super Ghetto wanna be California Closets organization system.  It works, but half of the clothes fall out of the back of it when I am digging for the right shorts to match a shirt, or GOD HELP ME, FTD goes looking for his favorite Star Wars shirt for Ollie… then my crap sytem is turned into a crap pile on the floor. 

FYI:  When I am rich, which will be soon… in my dreams... I will have California Closets insane Custom Closets. This is the closet I will have for Oliver. 

Can you imagine having that much organization?  Brings a freaking tear to my eye!!

OH, and while I am dreaming, this will be Oliver's California Closets built room...

Gasp!

My mom had her closets fitted by California Closets, and OH. MY. GOOOOODNESS!  Worth every freaking penny!

OH, and another FYI:  Did you know California Closets has garage storage solutions?   Yeah, me neither… Check this out!  

YES PLEASE!!!

And while they say this is a garage storage solution, lets just call it what it is, a full-on Man-Cave Solution...

Now FTD is dropping the tear.
That man dreams of the day he can have a keg tapped in his man-cave.
I'm pretty sure so does every man...

Sorry, I digress...

Ok, so the cycle that never ends...This constant buying and organizing of little clothes every other month!  It has finally dawned on me that I have to acquire new clothes for my child every season for possibly another couple of decades??? Wow.  I think I need to start a savings account just for Oliver’s seasonal children’s clothes. UGH! 

I take for granted my favorite jeans I have worn for 10-years and counting. And isn't that the crap of it! When Ollie turns 18 years-old and can buy his own damn clothes, he will be finished growing!  Thankfully, I buy his clothes from an Online wholesale children’s clothes.

What are you doing?  How do you handle the constant need to acquire new clothes with each size growth and seasonal change?






Two confused parents=One amused baby Hopelessly we are trying raise a baby who is clearly smarter than both of us. In addition to being the founder of First Time Mom and Dad, April is an award-winning published writer. Her work has been published in over ten countries and four languages. From books to newspapers, to print/online magazines and everything in between, you can find her work. For more on April, Visit AprilMcCormick.com

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