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Today’s episode is all about Hand-Me-Downs.  From how and where to store them, to deciding what is worth keeping, we’ve got you covered.

There’s nothing more frustrating than finding a bag or bin of hand-me-downs that you forgot about only to discover after your kids have outgrown them!

Below are 5 tips to keeping “grow clothes” organized.

1. SORT BEFORE YOU STORE. Sort by size-take time to purge anything with wear and tear

2. STORE CENTRALLY. Whether you store hand-me-downs in an extra dresser, bin in the attic or under the bed, the key is to have one place to look.

3. LABEL BY SIZE OR SEASON.  The clearer you can make it, the easier it will be to find when you need it.

Just because something is in good shape, doesn’t mean it’s worth keeping.  Other things to consider before you bin it:

    • Would my child wear this?
    • Do the seasons match?
    • Do they need another ________

As kids get older, their own personality and style plays a role in what items they wear.

5. REMOVE GUILT. You don’t have to keep something just because someone gave it to you.  If you (or your kids) won’t wear or use it, there are plenty of other people who will!

During the second half of the show we talked about what to do with the items you aren’t keeping, including donating, consigning and hosting a clothing swap.

With the holidays around the corner, this is a great time to purge closets. Feel free to share this episode with your friends!

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