Can't bear to part with that hand-painted onesie your baby is busting out of? What about the oh-so-cute-in-an-ugly-kind-of-way knitted sweater your aunt Ginny spent two years making? Now's the time to sort clothes
and establish your "what to keep, what to toss" strategy, before your home looks like a department store stock room.
Here are some tips:
Keep: Anything with a special memory attached or given by someone you want to remember or anything that has a story behind it that you will want to recall later.
Toss: Anything that's really stained, has broken snaps or isn't baby-safe.
Hand down or give away: Duplicates, anything your baby never wore (exception for items involving labor by Aunt Ginny), and anything you disliked on sight (apply Aunt Ginny exception here too). Stuff that is useful, in good shape.
"Be ruthless in your editing," as the pros like to say, and keep the keepers to a minimum as you get organized
and get rid of stuff.
Next on your âwhat to tossâ list? Those jeans you haven't worn in fifteen years—it doesn't matter how many squats and lunges you do to squeeze back into them, you're never going to wear acid wash again, anyway.