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Clothing Poll
mrswhitecastle posted:
I am starting to pack up the heavy winter clothes and get out some spring ones. As I'm going, I'm trying to organize the girls' clothes, and get rid of some. They have WWWAAAAYYYY too many clothes. It wasn't so bad when their clothes were smaller. But, now that the clothes are taking up more space, they aren't fitting in their drawers. I'm wondering how many clothes are really necessary.

How many of the following items does your DC have:

1. Pairs of underpants and socks?
2. Bottoms (shorts or pants, depending on the season)?
3. Tops?
4. Dresses?
5. Shoes?

BTW, my answers for all of the above is TOO many! Hopefully after I get rid of some of their clothes, I'll have reasonable answers to post.
Emily (8) Elizabeth (6)
kc_94920 responded:
Oh my, I can only guess to the numbers but, like you, they have more than enough clothing. I'm thinking each of them could fashionably outfit 4 or 5 kids of the same size.

1) Unders- probably between 10 and 12 pair of undies and undershirts. Tights- 8-10 pair per girl. Socks- 8-10 pair for the girls, at least 16 for DS. This includes dress socks, baseball, soccer and cub scout socks.

2) Bottoms- Probably close to 20 each pairs of pants for the girls. DS has more but half are uniform shorts/pants. We live in a mild climate so they wear pantsand capris in the summer more than shorts. That being said they each have 10 pairs of shorts.

3) Tops- I'd say 30-50 each. Long sleeve, short and then another 5-10 tank tops for layering and sports (older DD).

4) Dresses. Little DD is not in grade school yet so still wears dresses a lot. She has all her sisters hand me downs and the new ones I have bought for her. I'm guessing there are at least 30 in her closet that are a size 5/6, which she is just moving into. DD1 has 10 or so sun dresses and another 5-6 that are for dressier occasions.

5) Shoes. DS has 2 pair for school, 1 for weekend wear, flops, Keen sandals, cleats, a nice pair of sandals and a pair of dress 8. DD1 probably has a dozen pair and the little diva is definately pushing 25 pairs (sneaks, sandals, mary janes, boots, rain boots, flip flops, tap shoes, ballet shoes, cleats, flats, etc). Many are hand me downs but somehow she scores more new ones of her own than I do.
KC~ Mady (10) Logan (7.5) and Coco (4.5)
iocasta responded:
Okay you guys are making me feel a lot better. I buy Levi way too many clothes. Thank goodness I have a boy. A colleague of DH's has two boys, one is a year younger than Levi, so I give a lot of Levi's stuff that he out grows or doesn't wear to her. So I regularly purge his closet and drawers.

1. Pairs of underpants and socks? Undies, probably around 12 pairs. Socks, 20 or so pairs ranging from dress socks to winter ones.
2. Bottoms (shorts or pants, depending on the season)? Pants, an absurd amount. I bought extra this past fall thinking he would go through them like last year but he didn't. Luckily I bought most of the extras in the next size up. Anyway, he has about 20 pairs of pants right now. As for shorts, he only has 6 pairs at the moment.
3. Tops? oh lord tons. short sleeve Ts - 10 or so, long sleeve Ts 15 or so, polos - 5 or 6, long sleeve dress shirts - 7 or 8, short sleeve button shirts - 5 or 6, sweaters- 2 ( he hates sweaters for the most part)
4. Dresses? Easy - 0
5. Shoes? about 10 or so pairs.

Here are some additional for boys:
1. suits and suit jackets - one suit and 3 additional jackets
2. Ties - about a dozen
3. Belts - only 1, which he never wears
4. Outer Coats/jackets - 6 plus two sets of snow pants and a pair of rain pants.
5. Hats -- 3 knit hats ( one wool and two cotton), two straw brimmed hats and 2 ball caps.
6. Mittens/gloves -- three pairs of mittens of varying weight and two pairs of gloves.
seeit2 responded:
We don't really do winter here, so t-shirts and long sleeve ts are about it for us. DD has quite a few dresses and skirts because she is such a girly girl but only 3 pairs of tights, maybe 10 prs socks, 4pairs pants, and I just bought her four pairs of shorts. She has 8-9 t-shirts and she'll wear those from April to November around here.
Esmerelda Supercalifragilistic (42) DD (6) DS (3) Just eat it, will ya
jlynnpaine responded:
1. Underwear and socks - probably 15 or so of each. DD1 has 2 pairs of tights, DD2 has 1 pair.

2. Bottoms - each kid has probably 12 pairs of cotton pants and 6 pairs of jeans and khakis for each. Probably 15 or so pairs of shorts and 6 or 8 skirts for warm weather.

3. Tops - Probably 20 short sleeve, 20 long sleeve, 10 hoodies and 20 tank tops when the weather gets warm enough to bust those out.

4.Dresses - 5 or so each.

5. Shoes - one pair of play tennies (they also keep a pair at my mom's), 2 pairs of sandals for warm weather, 2 pairs of dress shoes, cowboy boots, snow boots and rain boots. This is drastically cut down from how many DD1 usually has in each size.

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