It's been a long long time since
I've done a Q and A post!
So here goes,
I'll do my best
to answer your questions!
Keep it appropriate and kind, please!
hi jean, i have a question. how do you keep all the clothes straight with so many kids the same size? do you use a family closet and they all share ? laundry must be amazing at your house. your kids always look so nice, just wondering how you do it.
Since our kids are older now, it's easier to keep the clothes straight!
They know what's theirs and what's not.
(I don't, but they do! AND it matters to them!)
Around the ages of 11-12, they stopped sharing their clothes.
When they were younger we would have the closet shelves labeled-
Size 8 leggings, size 10 jeans, size 8 long sleeve shirts, etc.
It worked out great and they shared everything!
However, with age and maturity,
this has changed.
They absolutely do NOT
want to share clothes, now.
They will borrow some things
to another sister
such as shirts and sweaters,
but that's it.
As kids grow out of clothes
we hand them down!
They LOVE hand me downs!
Laundry is NEVER done at our house!
We are in the thought process
of improving this situation!
Some of the older girls enjoy
doing the laundry while others
are good at folding.
We tap into their strengths
and all work together
to keep it going!
Our three younger boys
(Jake 13, Joe 12 and Luke 11)
still share clothes.
And our two youngest girls
(Grace 12 and Mary 12)
share "some" clothes.
Almost everyone has their own dresser
and their own shelves in the closet.
They have their own spot for hanging clothes...
unfortunately, some of that space
happens to be in our closets...
Because we are in MN and
have very different seasons,
we have to store the off season clothes
It's not my favorite spring and fall task
but we all work together and
go through a plethora of clothes!
These kids are absolutely amazing!
We feel so blessed
to be there parents!
Thank you Jesus!