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This week, it is supposed to be in the high 90’s in Oregon, which is very unusual for the beginning of September. We have had a lot of hot weather here lately, so I know I am not the only one who is ready for fall to start.
In the next few weeks, as the seasons’ change and back to school is in full swing, it will be time to start transitioning from summer to fall clothes! Cleaning out little one’s closet and getting ready for long sleeves, pants & sweatshirts doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Plus, there are tons of ways to save your sanity so that you aren’t spending tons of money on new outfits & gear.
Looking back, I am so glad I did a few of these things last year to prepare me for this summer’s adventures.
Before hitting the stores, start with what your little one currently has in their drawers & closet. For the end of summer clean out, do they have shorts/dresses/tops that could be used next summer? Be sure to keep comfy, stretchy items that you know little one can use for next year.
Dresses are great too because they can be worn through fall with layers, such as a long sleeve onesie or a pair of leggings underneath. Shorts with loose elastic bands also grow with your little one perfectly.
Did you receive tons of hand-me-downs like we did before Scarlett was born? Keep those organized by size, so that you can go back and pull out all the fun outfits you received from friends!
Once you know what is needed for your little one’s wardrobe for the next season, sizing is key. Getting them items that fit properly is important, but having a little room is nice too. It allows them to grow into the item and get more use out of it.
Scarlett received this Ducks Football top when she was 8 months old (size 2T) She has been wearing it as a baggy t-shirt since then, but it is now just fitting her, which she loves!
With summer ending, there is no better time to score clothes at great prices for next season. Most retailers have already begun marking down summer outfits, so you can really get some great deals for your little one’s wardrobe.
I am fortunate enough to be part of the Influenster program & recently received $10 Kohl’s cash to get Scarlett some fall back to school items. Not only did I go through the clearance racks, but I got bigger sizes so she can wear it this fall, through spring & maybe even after next summer.
You can’t beat Kohl’s prices either! I got these two shirts and pants for only $4!
Finally, be sure you follow the washing instructions on each garment. Every clothing line is different, but to make your clothes last that much longer, washing them properly is important.
Along with washing it correctly, I have found that Spray N’ Wash is my new best friend. We have saved many t-shirts & outfits from having to be thrown out due to this spray bottle magic. I recommend it!
Be sure to also check out my 3 Baby Products That Are Growing With Us to find some gear items that we love that have grown with Scarlett!
Before getting rid of all their summer outfits, be sure to take my tips to the closet with you!