30 Day Cleaning Challenge: More Closets

I’m joining Money Saving Mom’s 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge, and since the closets in our home are what’s really in most dire need (way worse than our bathrooms believe it or not!), I’m working on those throughout this week.
 Yesterday I tackled my older daughter’s closet, and today I worked on her little sisters room (tomorrow I’ll show pictures of how I’m storing it all.)


While I have bins in Reagan’s closet with all of her older sister’s hand-me-downs, she has a (bad!) habit of climbing in to see what treasures she can find. (The girl has a serious addiction to “no-sleeve” shirts . . . even in the middle of winter and will dig through anything to find them.) After this ridiculous cleanout I finally wised up, and am hauling the buckets of clothes that she doesn’t fit into up to the attic . . . hopefully I can get some control from here on out.  My favorite thing about getting they’re clothes organized (despite the disaster . . . ) is that I finally figure out what each of my kids really needs, and (obviously!) this girl lacks for nothing. So, having a clean closet will help me pinch those pennies this summer and not purchase another stitch of clothes!


Do you have any suggestions on how to handle hand-me-downs from others as well as between your own children? There are four years between my two girls, so managing what to save and what to keep is (obviously!) stressful at our house. If you have a great way to keep clothes in order I’d sure love to hear it!


Are you working on any Spring Cleaning this month in your home? I’d love to hear if you have any cleaning tips, and you can see more about the 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge over HERE.

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  1. I am having a great month cleaning and decluttering. I’ve started a filing system for our papers (much-needed), have thrown out a bunch of stuff, and also have a few bags to take to Goodwill.
    Oh, and I absolutely love your before and after pictures. Congratulations!

  2. Kelly Hess says:

    My boys are 3 years apart. When the oldest grows out of clothes I throw it in a bin in his closet. When the younger needs new sizes or clothes for seasons, I go into the bin in the older brother’s closet and dig out what he needs. For the younger one I use the same system throwing clothes that no longer fit in a bin in his closet. When this bin gets filled I go through it and donate, sell, or give to a younger cousin. My younger son is obsessed with pj’s! He will dig through his brothers closet to find new ones constantly. He would wear them day and night and would have enough pairs for a few weeks if I let him!

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