Top tips for giving your childs wardrobe a new year clearout

I love the New Year and everything about it. Taking down the Christmas tree and decorations and starting a fresh new year with a clean house. I also like to have a clear out at this time of year, organise all of the cupboards and donate anything we no longer need. This weeks challenge was to sort out the kids wardrobes and have a much needed clear out. I had been putting it off for months but I finally got round to doing it and I'm so glad I did. 
Here are some tips I thought I'd share if you were thinking of giving your childs wardrobe a new year clearout.

Get rid of anything that no longer fits

This probably sounds pretty simple right, but you may be surprised with how much items of clothing you have which no longer fit your little ones. Amelia is now in age 5/6 clothing and I was shocked to find age 2-3 and 3-4 tops and shorts hidden away. It's also a good idea to invest in clothing that is of high quality as it means you don't have to worry about them ripping, you can shop Moschino kids from designer stores like Strawberry Children

Sell outgrown clothes

After you've decided which clothes you are going to donate, get rid or sell. Take photos of each item you have in the sell pile and have an Instagram sale. I've done this a few times over the years with items of clothing I have bought for Harry when he was a baby and he never got round to wearing them. Mainly from Next, Zara or Instagram shops. These were really popular and I made quite a lot of money back that I had spent previously.

Store away clothes by season 

What I mean by this is during the winter store away all of their summer clothes and over the summer you're unlikely to need any winter clothes so store them away too. I like to vacuum pack the kids clothes which we aren't using and store them away in the attic or under the bed.

Use baskets for storage

This will help organise all of the little things in the wardrobe for example underwear, socks, hats, gloves, swimwear etc. I like to have baskets on the shelf in the wardrobe and then in the top drawer of their chest of drawers I have little organiser baskets to keep everything neat and tidy and it also means when I ask the kids to go and get something they can easily find them too. 

Roll clothes in drawers

For the past few years I have been folding the kids clothes in half and then rolling them before putting them away in drawers. For me this allows me to easily see what they have available to choose from and it takes up less room in the drawers too. 

Be realistic

One of my favourite tips for clearing out your childs wardrobe is to ask yourself, 'If I were shopping right now, would I buy this?' If the answer is no, out it goes. Ruthless.....but effective. 

So there you have it! Hopefully you found these tips helpful? Do you have any tips to share for giving your childs wardrobe a new year clearout?


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