Today we did the big switch from cold-weather clothes to warm-weather clothes. For the three girls, anyway; we still have four boys to go. Now I need a break from looking at piles, boxes and sizes. So I retreat to my computer to share some pictures of our less-than-halfway accomplished state, plus a few extras.
Dresses are all hung in the closet. Yes, we actually have clothing dividers just like the kind seen in stores. We write their names on them. They are similar to these, although I got a better deal on eBay! Strawberry gets a lower hanging rod- similar to this one. Everyone’s shoes go in their shoe bin. Boots are being stored on the top shelf because the shoe storage box isn’t big enough to hold them.
See the cute red checkered baskets (IKEA) on the bookshelves? They discretely contain socks and undergarments.
The shared dresser is for nightgowns, belts, hats, tights, and ballet clothes. Another cube set holds large dolls and doll clothes. And notice the beautiful dollhouse, Writer’s heirloom gift from her Gram.
A closer look, just because it’s so pretty. ;-) The dolls are American Girl mini dolls. Those are the ones we can afford!
Under the bed, each girl has a large “Grow Into” bin with her name on it. The fourth bin contains shoes that we’re saving for someone to wear, someday.
A post about the girls’ room wouldn’t be complete without a picture of the girls!
FYI on sleeping arrangements: Writer has the top bunk to herself, while Bubbles and Strawberry share the full-sized bottom bunk. This week we also removed the heavy winter bedding in place of a simple fitted sheet and a few throw blankets. Anything more than that is too hot for this time of year, and the children love not having to deal with cumbersome bedding when making their beds in the morning.
Curious as to how we do the “clothes sorting / storing” thing? Click here to read about our reasonably easy system. “Reasonably” because I don’t think a *truly* easy system exists. But comparatively, it’s the easiest and most manageable system I’ve found.