The change in seasons is the PERFECT time to address the accumulated clutter that is inevitable as our children grow. Specifically, when we’re transitioning from warmer weather to colder (or vice versa), we have an opportunity to reduce, repurpose, or recycle children’s clothing.
So many times when we work with clients who have younger children at home, a main challenge is managing the clutter from accumulated clothing over years. The simplest (and fastest) solution is to address the clutter semi-annually with the change in seasons.
In order to bust through the mountains of clothing, we suggest making three piles for unwanted items:
Reduce: Reduce means exactly what it sounds like. This is the pile for torn, stained, or otherwise unwearable clothing. Anything that can’t be used by someone else because it’s damaged goes into this pile to be discarded.
Repurpose: Do you have younger children who will one day grow into an item that has been outgrown by their older sibling? Even if the younger children are nieces and nephews or a friend’s child, hand-me-downs can be a great way to share and extend the life of a favorite garment.
Recycle: In short, donate. When our children have outgrown something, and we don’t have someone in mind who can use it, we can donate it to someone in need. We allow it to be a blessing to someone else, rather than end up in a landfill.
Committing to this semi-annual practice not only keeps your closets from becoming overwhelming, but if you get your children involved, it can teach them the importance of sharing and giving back. (Not to mention, they learn the value of taking care of their belongings along the way.)
All my best,
P.S. SAVE THE DATE!
We have an exciting opportunity coming up! On November 17th we will be hosting a very special PRIVATE SALE at our client’s home in Kenilworth, with a preview opportunity the evening before. Please mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE and look for the details in an upcoming issue of our newsletter.