Today I decluttered my children’s closet and reduced their clothes down to the items they actually wear. I created a minimal boy’s winter capsule wardrobe for each of them. Check it out:
Boy’s Winter Capsule Wardrobe
I followed the same method I used when I decluttered my own wardrobe. First, I took everything out of their closet and drawers and put it all in one location. Then, I sorted the monstrous pile into smaller, more manageable categories. I had two piles of tops, bottoms, pajamas, etc. One for each boy. Next, I went through the items in each pile one at a time. If the article of clothing was torn or stained, I threw it out or re-purposed it for play. If my son had outgrown the item or it was ill-fitting, I set it aside for donation. Then, I went through each pile again and reduced it to a manageable amount. For example, my son had more than twenty tee shirts left after the first sort. I went through them again only saving the ones I’ve seen him wear in the last three months or so. Finally, I put all of the boys’ clothes back into the closet.
I threw away ten or so items. Some of the clothing still fit one of my sons but was not suitable for winter in Colorado, so I packed these items away for warmer weather. I’m sure they will reappear in their Spring/Summer capsules. In the end, I had about three bags of clothing to donate.
For those of you who like numbers, each boy was left with about 6 pairs of pants and 12 tops hanging in their closets. In addition, they ended up with approximately 6 shirts and 6 bottoms to play in and to wear around the house.
If you haven’t seen the video of my winter capsule wardrobe of 32 items, check it out.