As the season is changing then now is the ideal time to take a look at your children’s wardrobe and clothes and see what they have outgrown and also get together a list of items that are needed for the next season.
I am lucky that once Maxi has grown out of his clothes he can pass them on to Mini. So I make sure that I try and buy quality clothes that will see out at least both the boys. However there are some things that just can not get passed down, including underwear, socks and shoes. So I keep an eye on the likes of Littlewoods and make sure that I keep an eye out for any great value vouchers that IU can use in conjunction with any sales that might be taking place.
I have a list of items that the boys need for next season or even in the next size in the back of my diary and I keep an eye out in Charity shops or any other shops that are having a sale. I work on making sure that each boy has at least 10 pairs of underpants and 14 pairs of socks (school socks, boot socks, trainer socks and regular socks!).
Now the boys are both at school they need much less clothes that what they did as preschoolers. They have at least five of each of their school uniform (trouser, shirts, jumpers and three pairs shorts for the summer.
The only time that they really need lots of extra clothes are during the holidays. I only wash twice a week and Mini is certainly a muck monster. So he needs more clothes that Maxi.
Now is also the perfect time to keep an eye out for thermals for next year. Both the boys wear thermals during the winter and they wear under layers when playing football in the winter.
Also why not keep an eye on the charity shop for winter coats for later in the year, as many people will be doing a spring clean and sending their children’s outgrown clothes to the charity shop, making it the ideal time for you to stock up.
Ella at Purple Mum has recently done a great post on how many clothes a child needs. I have top admit that I am guilty of over buying for both the boys and this is something that I am going to tackle this year.