Taking Inventory: Back to School Clothes
Inspired by the Back-to-School swaps last weekend, I started to dig, dig, dig through the kids cooler weather clothes. Tired of being harassed by the requests: "Can you get me some new jeans??? I absolutely need them." ... only to find about 5 pairs of perfectly fine jeans in the closet. I decided to take inventory. I sent the kids into their closets to count the number of items they each had (and, that fit well, not too short or small!) of the following: non-jean pants, jeans, short-sleeve shirts, long-sleeve shirts, pairs of socks, sweaters, jackets. Only after we've taken a tally have I decided to go out to find some other necessary items for their fall wardrobes.
Only... I'm not sure where to go. And, I'm not sure how much of each we need. Tips or suggestions? How are you going about gearing up for school?