When we moved out of our other home, we split the kids' clothes into two different groups: one half would come with us and the other would go in storage until we moved into our new home. Additionally, when we were living at my mom's house, we only had one dresser for all the kids. So all their pants and shorts, socks and underwear, and pajamas were all together in one closet and dresser.
Finally, when we moved into this house, we had a lot of stuff to go through: boxes that had been in storage for 5 months, boxes of mixed items of clothing from my parents' house, and new clothes that we had bought in the meantime. For about a month we lived with the kids each having a box and tub in their room filled with miscellaneous stuff. Whenever I'd get the kids ready in the morning, I'd have to go from room to room to search the tubs and boxes to find items that went together - sometimes finding Aiden's pants in Izzy's room, Connor's shirt in Aiden's room, and Isabella's dress in a box in Connor's room. It was a pain.
Then, one day - stupidly - I left a huge trash bag filled with clothes that needed to go to goodwill in Connor's room and then decided to put him in his room for timeout. Bad idea. Can you guess where this is heading? Connor took every ounce of the contents of the bag and spread it all over his floor - in addition to ripping down most of the things that were hanging in his closet. I decided that that was the sign that I needed to finally take on the closet project. Here's what it looked like in Connor's Room:
Slowly but surely, we're making progress on the kids' rooms. I'm hoping to get at least one kid's room (or maybe two?) plus the playroom done while my mother-in-law is here for three weeks! She arrives in a few days.
Alright...off to get dressed and ready to start my day! Do you want to know how amazing my friend is? She's taking her daughter into preschool and coming over to help me/hang out with me and my crazy kiddos. Am I blessed or what? She'll be here in a few hours!