“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”
Yesterday was the first day of Spring and we couldn’t be happier!
All the colors, flowers and the weather is perfect.
Spring also means spring cleaning, taking out the huge, over the top coats and bringing in the shorts, dresses and adding colors to every article of clothing!
Over the last few month we have collected so much clothing for Bella, I like to blame it on the fact that Bella is growing like a weed, but truth is very hard for me, and daddy too, to not get her everything we see because she looks adorable in everything, we are biased I know!
This week we decided to clean Bella’s closet and put aside clothes that don’t fit, winter clothes, and all last season colors and styles and her room now is a breath of fresh air. I won’t say clean because really, how clean can a toddler room be?!
But if you are looking for some tips and tricks here is what and how we do it!
1. Buy Storage Bins.
These are big in our house. We have a few to hold the items that she has outgrown and one extra for the items that are too big, shoes and clothes included. We separated them according to size and store them clean, which brings us to #2.
2. Storing clean clothes.
I know it sounds crazy, you are about to store them and not use them for a few years or ever again, but it is so much easier to take the stain away once is fresh making it easier to re-sell or re-use later on. They won’t have the soft baby smell but the will be clean. Don’t be afraid to throw out the stained ones. They will only occupy more room, if stored and let’s be honest you won’t use them again.
3. Separate the brand new items.
Most of the items that still had tags we passed on to family members since there is always a baby. It makes it even sweeter to see that piece used and loved by someone else.
4. Clearing out the Toys.
This is really the part I hate the most. There are always so many toys and Bella is attached to every single one, and I hate throwing things out, but it has to happen. We threw out all of the toys with missing pieces, passed on the daycare the ones she can live without and kept a few that we will replace later on. Something that helps us in our daycare is rotating the toys. That gets them to love and not miss-use them, and it’s something that we have started implementing with Bella as well.
5. Taking advantage of every item in their room.
We have baskets that hold the messiest toys, a designated shelf for books and a wall of tutus. Yes, a wall of tutus. This is a new addition to her room. We hang all of her tutus as a piece of art and she gets to not only practice her colors but we build her up by letting her choose the color she wants on.
6 And Lastly building a new wardrobe.
With kids growing like crazy, things can get expensive and purchasing items that last and stand busy kids is hard. We took a trip to OshKosh B’gosh and grabbed a few pieces from the Field of Fun Collection and I’m happy to say that they have been washed a few times and are still standing, and guys they are adorable and toddler approved.
Bella got to pick out one accessory and she was torn between a purse or a hat and the hat won! And doesn’t she look amazing? I think she made the right choice.
What I love the most about their collection is that every piece can be dressed up or down to match whatever you have happening that day, and is an added bonus that Bella loves them.
And take advantage of this coupon and fill your kids closet with some beautiful color for a reasonable price!
And for all you mamas with older kids don’t worry OshKosh B’gosh is now offering sizes up 14 so you can match them perfectly with their little sister or brother, they are going to love, or well, at least you will!
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