Today has been a very productive day in clearing out the children's clothes. I have started with Tom's and Christopher's. These two always seem to have difficulty finding clothes that are clean and matching so I didn't think they would have too much to give away. I think I am wrong. I was shocked to see that Tom has 4 good shirts. I didn't realize I had bought that many for him. He only has one good pair of shorts that would be suitable for wearing out but since summer clothes are just about at an end, I will wait till next summer to buy or make him another good pair.
I will need to either make them or buy them a couple of pairs of jeans for winter but everything else is in good supply. We have an excess of jumpers and just the right amount of skivvies. They will both need some new socks.
Yesterday I was reading at Sarah's blog this post about decreasing laundry. I like her idea about having all the same pairs of socks for each person and a different colour for each person. We are going to do this too. Tomorrow I am taking the girls to Port Pirie because KMart have 40% of underwear this week. We are going to get everyone their own colour sock and make sure all their pairs are exactly the same.
I am also hoping to finish of going through Tom's and Christopher's clothes and then I will move onto the girls on Wednesday. I think their clothes will take me quite a few days to go through. They have probably twice as many as the boys. They also have a lot of extra toys and things in their room and I really need to clear them all out.