Monday, February 6, 2012

One Less: Box of Baby Clothes

I pulled out all of our stored clothes in sizes 0000 through to 4.  

There were a lot of clothes.  About 8 boxes in total.  I counted 35 shirts in size 1, and ten of those had long sleeves.  I live in the tropics!

I don't need to keep it all.  The Big Boy has always had too many clothes, and I have been quite happy with the smaller rotation of clothes The Small Boy has had:  5 or 6 t-shirts and 5 or 6 singlets/vests and 4 or 5 pairs of shorts (he wears just a nappy without shorts around home).  During the cooler months he has also had 2 long sleeved t-shirts, 2 long pants, 2 jumpers and 4 growsuits for bed.    I found as The Big Boy got older he wore singlets less often and t-shirts most of the time, and I anticipate The Small Boy will do the same.

I decided to keep in each size:

- no more than 8-10 shirts
- no more than 5 or 6 pairs of shorts
- no more than 3 long pants
- no more than 3 long sleeved shirts
- no more than 3 jumpers

I kept an extra pair of winter clothes because the toddler years are just that bit messier than the baby years, in my experience.  

The remainder of the items were divided into two piles.  Things I didn't really want to keep because it was used but I wasn't enamoured with it have gone to a charity shop.  Things that still had price tags on (mostly gifts, some stuff that I had bought and put away then not needed) has been listed as bulk lots in each size on Ebay.  A few brand new things I kept because they were given to The Small Boy as gifts and I quite like them.

I managed to get all the clothes down to 5 1/2 boxes, and there is still room for the Size 0 (which the Small Boy is in now) clothes to go into in the next month or two.