My dear friend Ashley reminded me of some details about the boys clothing that I intended to talk about anyway, so I’m adding this as an addendum to Make It Simple (2). 🙂
I try so hard to keep the boys clothes to a minimum! Hand-me-downs from my sister and gifts from grandparents enable me to spend fairly little on the boys’ wardrobes, and I am grateful for that. The more clothes they have, the more we go through on a weekly basis, so I try to have just a few pairs of pants and just over a week’s worth of shirts, per size. Short sleeves in the summer, long sleeves in the winter, a couple of jackets, and we’re good to go! The boys also share socks, and I am committed to only buying them basic white socks that require no sorting!
I try to get a couple of wears out of tops before they are washed; however kids will be kids, and that probably only happens half the time. I do usually manage to pull this off with their bottoms. (Do you think this is weird?) Obviously, I am all about doing less laundry! I wash their clothes once a week.
Feel free to share what the laundry situation is like with your kids—I’d be very interested!